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Milltown Oil Spill Forces City to Halt Use of Drinking Water Source

MILLTOWN, NJ—The botched demolition of an old tire factory in Milltown caused an oil spill that forced the embattled New Brunswick Water Utility to shut down one of its two pumping stations for more than six weeks.

A follow-up investigation by New Brunswick Today has discovered that one of the parties being held responsible for the October 4 spill is a company led by a convicted felon who pled guilty to federal crimes in a 2005 public corruption case.

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Anti-Trump Movement at Rutgers Focuses on Immigration Issue

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's anti-immigrant political rhetoric, a counter-celebration of America's diversity–and sharp opposition to his policies–has blossomed in the Hub City.

Protests showing support for immigrants–including one that drew well over a thousand people on November 16–have largely prioritized immigration in the aftermath of the election.

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Two County Residents Arrested in Phone Scam Targeting Seniors

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ—Two county residents were arrested on November 18 on charges they were part of a "nationwide ring that scammed 19 senior citizens out of cash totaling $45,500," according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).

It was actually a Detective from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office (UCPO), Dennis Donavan, who first discovered the scam after a Maryland resident reported he had been cheated.

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New Brunswick Local Public Meetings Schedule for December

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Brunswick and Middlesex County agencies affect many aspects of New Brunswick residents' lives, along with several other major organizations such as the non-profit hospital Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and public schools like Rutgers University.

These organizations, and many others that you might not know about, host public meetings from time to time.

If you want to attend a public meeting this month, you can look at this schedule of meetings times and locations.

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NBPD Arrests Three in Connection With Fire Behind Frathouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police believe that three individuals intentionally set fire to the area behind 14 Union Street, the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, on November 19 at approximately 7:43pm.

The fire started about 15 minutes prior to the start of the Rutgers vs. Penn State University football game.

According to the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) news release, nine vehicles, a storage bin, and some trash were engulfed in flames.

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Pilot Strike Could Disrupt Amazon’s Holiday Fulfillment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Amazon.com Inc.’s vital holiday deliveries may be disrupted due to a pilot strike, according to a Wall Street journal report, which cites challenges with the company’s “in-house transportation network.”

On November 23,  a “longstanding labor dispute” heated up as pilots “contracted to deliver Amazon packages began picketing,” says the report, noting that pilots employed by only one of Amazon’s two airline partners, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) were picketing.

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