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Hundreds Take to Streets Demanding Answers From County Prosecutor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The name Diahlo Grant is still ringing out across the New Brunswick and Franklin communities, more than three months after his death at the hands of police officers.

Grant's family members, local community leaders, and other concerned residents took to the streets twice in July to raise awareness about the case.

The notoriously secretive Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO), and its controversial leader Andrew Carey, are in charge of investigating Grant's death.

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VIDEO: Before RU Board Votes to Raise Tuition, The Sound Guy Manhandles a Student Activist

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In a disturbing display of physical aggression by a Rutgers University staff electrician, a grown man ran towards a college student, grabbing him and wrapping his arm around the student's neck at the school's Board of Governors meeting on July 20.

The powerful 15-member board was about to vote on a 1.7% increase in tuition, one that the school had not publicized, leaving students and parents to wonder exactly how much of an increase was on the way.

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NBHA Slammed Tenants With Over $6,000 in Parking Fines Last Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In just nine months, the New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) issued more than 150 "improper parking fines" totalling $6,300 to the low-income tenants in its oldest housing project.

In a scheme uncovered by New Brunswick Today, the city's public housing agency was, more often than not, charging double the amount allowed under tenant leases.

All of the violations were issued to tenants in the 260-unit Schwartz Homes and Robeson Village public housing complex in the city's Fourth Ward.

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County Prosecutor on His Alleged Ethics Violations: “No Comment”

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Andrew Carey was not happy to run into a reporter, especially this one, on June 16.

Armed with a digital camera, New Brunswick Today was actively recording Carey's walk down College Avenue to his illegally-parked, county-owned sport utility vehicle.

This reporter asked the county's top law enforcement officer (LEO) if he had any response to NBToday's coverage of his own financial disclosure forms.

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Plays in the Park Closes Out Summer Season With “South Pacific”

EDISON, NJ—Middlesex County’s “Plays in the Park” is closing out its summer 2016 season with a two-week run of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific.”

The musical performances run from July 27 through August 6, with the exception of Sunday, July 31. All performances begin at 8:30 pm  at the Stephen J. Capestro Theater, located in Roosevelt Park, just south of the Menlo Park Mall.

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Two Former NBHS Students Die as Vehicle Crashes Into Raritan

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ—Two people died when a vehicle that may have been racing on Route 18 lost control, and crashed into the Raritan River near the Northeast Corridor railroad viaduct on July 25.

The crash happened at about 12:56am, just across the highway from the worldwide headquarters of Johnson & Johnson.

Shortly thereafter, ambulances and firefighters were looking for the vehicle in the woods between the highway and the river, according to emergency radio transmissions.

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Author Discusses Women in the Works and Life of J.R.R. Tolkien

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On July 27, Janet Brennan Croft, co-editor of "Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J.R.R. Tolkien," will be the featured author in Rutgers University's "AuthorTalks" series.

The event will be held at the Alexander Library, located at 169 College Avenue, on the Rutgers New Brunswick campus at 4:00pm.

Brennan Croft is considered an expert on fantasy authors, including J. R. R. Tolkien, the high fantasy author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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