NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–A 17-year-old student was sentenced to 60 days in the county's Juvenile Detention Center, and two years on probation, for a violent attack that took place inside New Brunswick High School (NBHS) two months earlier.

The March 10 attack was captured on in a cell phone video provided to a Spanish-language TV station, and posted online by New Brunswick Today.

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UPDATE: Rutgers University issued a statement announcing Pierce has declined to speak or accept the honorary degree "in order to assure that commencement 2016 will be a celebration of the accomplishments of our students free of distractions."

"At the same time, we are pleased to announce that award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, and producer Soledad O’Brien will address the Class of 2016," reads the statement.

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ–Just down the road from the embattled Landings at Harborside development – which never materialized into the condominium community, park, and marina that was promised by developer Charles Kushner – sits what is known to locals as "the Rosengarten Tract."

That empty pair of lots, formerly the General Cable manufacturing facility and the site of a large fire in the 1980's, was acquired by Middlesex County for $5.15 million in 2014 under the auspices of revitalizing it into a public waterfront park.

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