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Crime Alert: Woman Held Up at Knifepoint by Masked Perpetrator

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery  on Saturday Octover 17, at approximately 11:55 P.M. in the area of Somerset Street and Maple Street, according to a Rutgers University crime alert.

According to police radio transmissions, a male suspect approached a female victim near Loui Pizza City on Somerset Street.

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Undefeated NBHS Boys Soccer Team Wins GMC White Division

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The New Brunswick boys varsity soccer team is the new champions of the Greater Middlesex Conference White Division.

The team remains convincingly undefeated (14-0-0) as it is now ranked No. 20 in the state, having beaten each white division opponent twice.

On October 8, the Zebras had to take care of business against the South Plainfield Tigers (12-5-0) to claim the white division title. With South Plainfield's only loss in the division coming against New Brunswick, the title was up for grabs.

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Authorities: Trio Charged After City Man Driving With 5 Kilos of Cocaine Crashes Into Police Vehicle

FRANKLIN, NJ—Two New Brunswick men and a woman from Franklin Township have been arrested and charged with cocaine possession after a wild series of events that included a narcotics-detecting dog sniffing packages, police surveillance of a home, and a high-speed chase that ended in a crash.

Authorities say the operation, which resulted in the siezure of five kilograms of cocaine, all started with a tip passed along to Somerset County authorities by the New Brunswick Police Department.

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Protest at Rutgers Board Shows Support For Part-Time Lecturers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—About 60 Rutgers faculty, students, staff, and alumni gathered outside of the Board of Governors meeting on October 15 to protest the current administrative treatment of part-time lecturers (PTL’s), also known as adjuncts.

The Board of Governors began by going into a closed session meeting, leaving the public outside, protesting loudly before the open session began later that afternoon.

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14th Annual New Brunswick March and Rally Against Domestic Violence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Saturday, October 17, the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition (NBDVAC) will gather for its 14th annual Domestic Violence Survivor March and Rally. 

The march is set to begin at 10 a.m. at the Suydam Street Reformed Church on 74 Drift Street and will feature a variety of speakers including the Dean of Students for Rutgers Busch Campus and Chair of the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition, Sandra Rocio Castro.

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County Improvement Authority Holds Recycling-Themed Art Contest for Local Youth

CRANBURY, NJ—The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) is hosting a contest for young artists to create the next cover for its 2016 recycling brochure.

The contest, which began October 1, is open to all Middlesex County youth in the fifth grade and younger.

If you or a child you know are interested in submitting a piece of art, entries can be mailed to the MCIA, for the attention of Maria Prato, Public Information Officer, 101 Interchange Plaza, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

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