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Man Gets 25-Year Sentence in 2014 Perth Amboy Kidnapping

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–A Perth Amboy man was sentenced to a 25-year prison term for a previously undisclosed kidnapping in 2014 , according to an announcement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).

Francisco Green, age 35, was found guilty of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree attempted aggravated sexual assault after a 7-day jury trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick back in January.

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First Whole Foods Market in County Opens in Metuchen

METUCHEN, NJ–Middlesex County’s first Whole Foods Market will open at 645 Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen on October 11.

As the 18th Whole Foods in New Jersey, the operation is expected to create some 160 local jobs, according to the grocer, which will include a fast casual Tex-Mex restaurant.

The outpost has been slated to open for more than two years, well before the epic news came in June that Amazon.com Inc. agreed to buy the natural foods grocer for $13.7 billion.

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New Brunswick Says Goodbye to “The Rutgers Club”

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers Club, a restaurant closely intertwined with campus culture, has relocated from its longtime home in New Brunswick to a new location in Piscataway.

As the Club celebrated its 60th birthday with donations from alumni, including a generous gift from the class of 1957–the year the club was founded–plans were moving forward to demolish the building the club has resided in since its beginning.