NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–At its eighth annual awards ceremony, the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative and Sustainable River Collaborative recognized eight individuals and groups for their creative and innovative projects aimed at restoring and protecting the Raritan River and its tributaries.

Founded by Rutgers University in 2009, the initiative aims to bring together governments, businesses, scientists, engineers, environmentalists, and community leaders to restore and protect the Raritan River, tributaries, and bay.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The city has been hosting many events through out this summer, and the weekend of August 27 is no exception.

On August 27, downtown New Brunswick will host its First Annual Caribbean Festival.

The event will bring Caribbean cultural music, dance and food. from 1pm-6pm on Livingston Avenue in between George Street and New Street.

It's free and open to the public, although there will be vendors selling their merchandice for those who wish to purchase.

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DUNELLEN, NJ–The president of the Dunellen Board of Education, 67-year-old Phillip C. Heiney, was arrested early on the morning of August 23 for child pornography, according to authorities.

Heiney, who also represents Dunellen's school district on the board of the Educational Services Commission of NJ, faces charges for allegedly distributing child pornography on a peer-to-peer sharing network.

Heiney was charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography and third-degree of possesion of child pornography.

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ—​On August 17, a Perth Amboy man admitted to fatally stabbing another city resident in October 2014, and agreed to a plea deal that will likely put him behind bars for three decades. 

Wilbert Hernandez, age 36, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, admitting he "fatally stabbed" 35-year-old Ramon Lugo on October 14, 2014, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ–On the afternoon of Friday August 12, children played unphased in the front lobby of the Raritan Valley YMCA as their mothers nursed their baby siblings.

About a dozen mothers and children gathered in the front lobby of the Raritan Valley YMCA, located on Tices Lane in East Brunswick, where an incident of alleged discrimination against a breastfeeding mother recently took place.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City police are investigating an incident where two people were gunned down outside of a convenience store on Throop Avenue on August 22.

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) announced that a 43-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, both from New Brunswick, had been critically injured in the shooting, which occurred around 9pm.

The man was shot in the lower back and the young woman shot in the chest, according to the statement.

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