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CASA of Middlesex to Honor Mayor at May 1 Open House Brunch

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Local nonprofit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Middlesex County will honor Mayor James Cahill

Mayor Cahill, in addition to twelve others that make up an Honorary Committee will be acknowledged and honored at Steakhouse 85 during an open house brunch program on May 1.

“It’s a privilege to honor Mayor Jim Cahill at the Toast," said licensed social worker Stephanie Brown, who is the Program Director for CASA of Middlesex County.

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Community Supports Local Paper in $15,000 Crowdfunding Campaign

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city's free independent newspaper is going to be able to translate even more articles into Spanish and produce more high-quality bilingual videos, thanks to support from our readers and the Beacon Reader Foundation.

For the second year in a row, New Brunswick Today (NBT) raised over $15,000 using the online crowdfunding platform Beacon Reader, while our "backers" earned souvenirs including NBT pins, subscriptions, t-shirts, mugs, and bumper stickers.

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Rutgers Coalition Kicks Off Series of Educational Teach-Ins

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A coalition named Reclaim Revolution, formed in response to the Rutgers's 250th anniversary campaign, is hosting several teach-ins between  March 28th and April 21st. 

Reclaim Revolution wants to present a different side of Rutgers history, as we reported.  They argue that the one shown in the Rutgers 250 campaign is whitewashed and minimizes the contribution of minority groups.

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City Firefighter Remains On The Job After Drunk Driving Arrest in NY

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A New Brunswick firefighter is still on the job despite an out-of-state arrest for driving while intoxicated with two young children in his vehicle.

The incident was first reported by a TV station in New York state, but weeks later City Hall confirmed that, even though the man arrested is the same Carmine Luizza who has been on the New Brunswick Fire Department (NBFD) since 2002, he's still working there.

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“10 Hairy Legs” Dance Troupe Performs at Crossroads Theatre

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—An all-male dance troupe based in New Brunswick, 10 Hairy Legs, is having an all-company showcase Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Crossroads Theater in downtown New Brunswick. 

Randy James, a lifelong county resident who founded 10 Hairy Legs in 2012, says all the performances "are abstract—there's no story, there's no narrative…you're going to see modern dance like you've never seen it before."

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NJ Program Has One Goal: More Field Trips

CARTERET, NJ—As grammar school children there’s no better feeling than taking a break from the confines of the classroom to go on a field trip.

The Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation have teamed up to offer as much as $50,000 each year to low-income schools for educational field trips.

The program, which launched in January, has already provided over $45,000 in the form of 83 grants to New Jersey Schools.

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