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Local Non-Profit Arts Organization Hosts Comic Book Competition

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— All the latest movie blockbusters point to one thing – comic books & their superheroes are the latest pop culture obsession.

Not to be outdone by the big names like Marvel and DC Comics, some local artists & writers are taking back the grassroots, under the radar spirit of early comic book development with a formidable challenge: producing an entire 24-page comic book in just 24 hours during a competition that yields major prizes.

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Feds Slam Troubled NBHA in Audit, But Corrective Plan Still a Secret

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The embattled New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) failed to properly administer federal funds and could face funding cuts as punishment, according to a scathing audit by federal authorities.

Despite the poor optics, the NBHA has refused to release its Corrective Action Plan, a document that might respond to the "weaknesses in the Authority’s governance, management, and operations" identified in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) audit.

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Crime Alert: Group Assaults Man Waiting in Line at Olde Queens

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—An aggravated assault outside of a well-known bar near the Rutgers University campus generated another Rutgers crime alert on Saturday, September 16.

At approximately 12:58 AM on that night, a man waiting in line outside the Olde Queens Tavern on Easton Avenue reportedly "became engaged in a verbal exchange with five unknown males," according to the crime alert released by Rutgers University Police Department.

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ICE Leads Investigation Into Medical Records Stolen From East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—A Sayreville man was arrested on September 12 and charged with "selling medical records that he stole from a storage unit in East Brunswick," according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).

Authorities stated that "over 1,000 medical records," which contained confidential personal information, were stolen and then sold, allegedly by Fernando Rios.