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Congressman Frank Pallone Calls For Action on Gun Violence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Friday, September 16, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) welcomed United States Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., to speak about gun violence as a public health issue.

Pallone represents the people of New Jersey’s 6th congressional district, and is a ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

In attendance were representatives from the Brady Campaign, Million Moms March, the New Jersey State Nurses Association and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Proposed Rain Gardens Would Give City Library Exterior a Makeover

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A new project proposed by several Rutgers University cooperatives could result in beautiful "rain gardens" adorning the New Brunswick Public Library by the end of October.

The proposal was presented to the city's Library Board of Trustees at its most recent meeting, where they were urged to quickly approve the project so the necessary grant funding, which runs out at the end of October, may be obtained.

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City Man Sentenced For Human Trafficking, Running PA Brothel

BENSALEM, PA—A 32-year-old New Brunswick man who previously attended Somerville High School has been sentenced to more than a decade in state prison for turning an out-of-state motel into a brothel where women were paid in heroin or crack cocaine.

Christopher DeGrasse was arrested on April 5 at the Best Western Motel in the 3400 block of Street Road in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, according to Bucks County authorities.

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Comcast to Launch Cellphone Service in Garden State Next Year

NEW YORK, NY–The Pennsylvania-based cable giant Comcast Corporation says it hopes to launch a cellphone service by the middle of next year.

Comcast, which offers cable service in more than half the Garden State, is the top broadcasting and cable television company in the U.S., reporting $16.9 billion in revenue last year.  

The mobile service would be offered as an add-on for existing customers, but only in the areas where Comcast provides cable.

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Johnson’s 3 TD’s Secure NBHS Football Team’s First Win of 2016

MONROE, NJ—Comfortable with their 20-point lead at the end of the third quarter, the New Brunswick Zebras took their foot off the gas pedal, allowing the game to finish with just a six-point margin of victory.

Starting off strong in the first three quarters, the Zebras scored massive touchdowns of 70, 63, 51, 28, and 27 yards, and caused four forced fumbles on the Monroe Falcons, recovering two of them on kickoffs.

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Home Health Aide Charged With Stealing From Elderly Woman

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ—Local police charged a "home nurse aide" with stealing an electronic tablet and more than $1,000 from an elderly client who lives in the Dayton section of the Township.

Caitlyn Burton, age 21, surrendered to South Brunswick Police on September 26, and was charged with theft as well as theft of a credit card, and credit card fraud for making twelve cash withdrawals using the victim's credit card between August 8 and August 25. 

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Main Break Forces New Brunswickers to Boil Their Water For 2 Days

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Hub City's water woes continued over the weekend of September 23-25, as thousands of city residents were forced to boil their water before use or risk their health while crews worked to repair a 20-inch water main that ruptured on a ramp connecting Routes 1 and 18.

After the main broke, a chunk of the roadway above it collapsed, causing traffic delays amid the Friday rush hour on September 23, and another headache for city's embattled Water Utility.