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NBHA Refuses to Admit That Their Headquarters Was Hit by Gunfire

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The headquarters of the city's housing authority was struck by gunfire on August 31, but that agency's Board of Commissioners refused to acknowledge that fact during their September 28 meeting.

"We can't comment on any ongoing matters of that type because they're active investigations going on, and cases that the police have brought," said NBHA Executive Director John Clarke, fielding a question about the damage to the building nearly a month later.

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Fire Department Raises Awareness of Breast Cancer During October

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Driven by the success of raising $7,000 in 2015, the New Brunswick Fire Department (NBFD) will continue to dress in pink for the month of October to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

The NBFD will be selling custom pink t-shirts and will be donating 100% of the proceeds to The Sisters Network of Central New Jersey, a non-profit organizatioin based in Somerset that offers support and advocates for African-American women affected by breast cancer.

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Rutgers Football Shut Out at Home in Biggest Loss Since 1888

PISCATAWAY, NJ—Suffering its worst loss in nearly 130 years, the Rutgers University football team struggled for the second week in a row, shut out in their home stadium by a laughably lopsided margin.

The loss, by a final score of 78-0, was so bad that it raised questions about the school's decision to focus on big-time athletics, including a recent decision to join the "Big Ten" athletic conference.

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City Library to Host Special Olympics Program For Children

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Mondays this fall, the New Brunswick Public Library will be hosting a free “Young Athletes” program for children ages 2-7, sponsored by the Special Olympics of New Jersey.

The weekly program, which starts October 17, helps children improve gross motor skills, improve social and language skills, and develop skills for future participation in sports.

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Rutgers Keeps Changing Story About Student Who Fell From Building

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A new building that Rutgers University officials neglected to realize could easily be climbed by its student body has been modified to make it harder to mount, after an allegedly drunk student was seriously injured in a bad fall.

"This building is constructed in a manner that would easily allow, and may invite, some individuals to climb on top of it," read an email reported in the student newspaper, the Daily Targum.

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Middletown North’s Balanced Attack Beats New Brunswick 31-20

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Friday October 7, the New Brunswick Zebras football team (1-4) got off to a good start but were ultimately outscored at home by the Middletown North Lions (3-1).

With quarterback Jah'Bree Seawright-Jeffery going 6 for 6 including a 41-yard touchdown to Kadas Reams to lead 7-0, along with a big defensive stop after the Lions failed a fourth and one conversion, the game looked promising for the Zebrasafter the the first six minutes of play.

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Indictment: Amboy-Based Racketeering Extended to China and Lebanon

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On October 5, a grand jury opted to indict 45 individuals and the same number of private companies in connection with an allegedly massive and intricate racket based in Middlesex County.

Carlos Alcantara, just 26 years old, is accused of being the head of the criminal organization that "fraudulently obtained more than $2 million in U.S. currency and fraudulently wired more than $15 million from victims’ accounts."