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“Mesh Awareness Movement” to Protest Johnson & Johnson Shareholders Meeting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Two women who spearhead “Mesh Awareness Movement” (MAM) have been busy organizing a rally that will take place outside the Johnson & Johnson (J&J), annual shareholders meeting, on April 27, at the State Theatre.

Asked the day before the MAM rally how many women were expected to be in the Hub City and attend the “peaceful protest,” Tammy Jackson, a Kentucky resident and co-founder of the group, said: “Between everybody about 50 to 60 people.”

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New Brunswick School Board Election Too Close to Call

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—They say every vote counts, and this election proved it.

In another historic first, one of this year's Board of Education (BOE) races was too close to determine all of the winners on the night of the election.

New Brunswick has had annual school elections since 2013, but this is the first time they were close, according to unofficial results.

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Four Board of Education Seats Up For Election

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—For the first time in history, four seats on the New Brunswick Board of Education (BOE) will be elected at the same time on April 25.

Following the unexpected resignation of board member Franchesca Fowler last summer, the BOE will be electing four people this year, instead of the usual three.

Voting will take place at the regular polling places in New Brunswick, including many district schools, between 7am and 8pm.

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Pending Acquisition of Swiss Biotech Firm Offers Bright Spot For J&J

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On April 18, Hub City-based corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) published quarterly sales numbers that were below estimates amid sluggish U.S. sales, though world-wide sales increased.

But a bright spot for J&J is the pending acquisition of Swiss biotech group Actelion Ltd., which J&J is buying for $30 billion.

Actelion was founded in 1997 and employs more than 2,000 people.  It is a biotechnology and pharmaceutical company that specializes in rare diseases.

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MCPO: Pastor Stole $700K From Plumbing Company Where He Worked

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ–Authorities announced on March 28 that they had charged a member of the clergy with stealing approximately $700,000 at his side job at a local repair company.

Robert Keith, a 46-year-old West Orange resident, was charged with credit card theft, money laundering, forgery, theft by unlawful taking, and unlawful use of a credit card, according to the official statement.

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