PISCATAWAY, NJ–Rutgers' wrestling team will head to the Big Ten Championships riding a serious high after the Scarlet Knights pulled off a dramatic upset against #7 Lehigh at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Saturday night.

They will be vying for Rutgers' first conference title in a team sport since joining the Big Ten athletic conference.

Rutgers, ranked #13 in the nation, drew Lehigh in the NWCA National Duals when matchups were announced last Monday.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On February 10, a Philadelphia jury found that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) manufactured a defective TVT pelvic mesh device, and awarded a Toms River woman $13.5 million. 

The award includes $10 million in punitive damages that J&J must pay.

The plaintiff, Sharon Carlino, now 58, had the TVT device implanted during a hysterectomy in 2005 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to a report on Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) responded to the scene of a stabbing that occurred during a fight between five to seven individuals at 1am on February 21, and arrived to find two men "bleeding profusely," according to a department press release.

The incident occurred outside the Holy Virgin Protection Church at 301 Handy Street, a Russian Orthodox house of worship in the city's Fourth Ward, near the Salvation Army between Joyce Kilmer Avenue and the railroad tracks.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On February 16, Tangila Jordan gave her brother Willie Napier the ultimate gift, her kidney. The surgery took place at 7:30 a.m. at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

Napier was 15 years old when he was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes which has led to the recent failure of his kidney and pancreas.

It was approximately a year ago that Napier was informed that he needed a kidney transplant and it was then that the siblings discovered they were a match.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On February 11, community organizers and residents gathered for the ribbon cutting of Dina's Dwellings, a community complex in downtown New Brunswick that offers permanent and supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence.

This project was organized and created by Town Clock Community Development Corporation, led by Reverend Susan Kramer-Mills of the First Reformed Church.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–In what will be the fifth school board election in New Brunwick's history, voters may decide who is on the school board, or maybe not.

It depends whether anyone decides to run against the three incumbents, who said they plan to run for election or re-election in the April 19 election.

In order to run, school board members must get at least 10 signatures from registered voters in New Brunswick on a special candidate petition.  The deadline to submit petitions is 4pm on Monday, February 29.

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