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Walgreens Integrates Loyalty Program with Android Pay

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Walgreens has done something ahead of other retailers: integrate its loyalty program with Android Pay "mobile wallet" technology.

A mobile wallet is "a way to carry your credit card or debit card information in a digital form on your mobile device," according to Wells Fargo.

Consumers using Walgreens' "Balance Rewards" loyalty program can now apply their loyalty account at checkout while using Android Pay, the mobile wallet technology championed by Google.

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EMT Arrested and Charged with Sexual Assault in Sayreville

SAYREVILLE, NJ—An emergency medical technician was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after an August 17 incident in Sayreville, according to authorities.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) announced the arrest in a statement that included a photo of the accused, Christopher P. McHugh, a resident of the Parlin section of Sayreville.

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Woodbridge Backs Off on Ordinance Targeting Short-Term Rentals

WOODBRIDGE, NJ—The state's sixth-largest municipality nearly passed a measure that banned residential rentals less than 30 days in an apparent attempt to halt private citizens from renting out rooms using websites like Airbnb.

The Woodbridge Township Council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance on "first reading," scheduling the final reading and public hearing on the proposal for August 9.

But after a journalist reached out to the Township and to Airbnb, the ordinance was pulled from the Council's agenda 

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Rutgers Police Arrest Two For “Engaging in an Act of Prostitution” on Baldwin Street

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On August 7, a Rutgers University police officer arrested a man and a woman "on charges of lewdness, trespassing, and engaging in an act of prostitution," according to the response to a public information request.

Both of the people arrested, a 45-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man, hail from New Brunswick.  They were both released "on their own recognizance."

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Facing Lawsuit Filed by Former Investor Group

TRENTON, NJ–A large mutual-fund group has filed a lawsuit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., alleging the company took part in “a fraudulent scheme” that cost it billions of dollars.

The investment group, T. Rowe Price Inc., which was formerly one of Valeant’s biggest investors, but sold most of its shares in May, is claiming the company’s operating methods exposed it to “massive risks” costing shareholders dearly.

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Sky Blue FC Playoff Hopes Are Slim After Loss to Chicago Red Stars

PISCATAWAY, NJ—With over 3,000 in attendance at home which included many girls from the Players Development Academy (PDA), Sky Blue FC (6-6-4) dropped the ball with a 1-3 loss in a crucial match against the visiting Chicago Red Stars (8-4-4).

Sky Blue FC did not pick up where they left off after finishing 3-1 before the four-week break for the Olympics.

The team was playing aggressive and hungry to win, pressuring their opponents with a fierce tenacity to win each challenge and took down the best team in the league.

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