NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–In December 2016, attorneys for Stephen Lanzo III, a 46-year-old New Jersey resident with mesothelioma, filed a complaint against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its talc supplier claiming that Lanzo’s use of J&J’s baby powder caused his disease.

The trial, which is being held before Judge Ana Viscomi at the Middlesex County Courthouse on Paterson Street, began on January 29.

It is expected to be handed to a jury for a verdict sometime in March.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A longtime city resident released an album of ambient music that is a tribute to New Brunswick.

David Pressler's "Sound of Home" is a refreshing change from the genre of music that has traditionally been coming out of New Brunswick, a city that is famous for its wild underground basement punk scene.

The album was released August 6, 2017 and, with tracks such as “18 South” and “Banks of the Raritan,” the album screams New Brunswick.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) is accused by one of its employees of gender-based wage discrimination in a 2017 lawsuit that is already costing taxpayers.

According to the suit, Susan Disario v. Middlesex County Improvement Authority, the MCIA knowingly and willfully violated the New Jersey Equal Pay Act.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—After botching a required public notice, the New Brunswick Housing Authority (NBHA) has extended the deadline to apply for two-bedroom apartments in the Schwartz Homes and Robeson Village neighborhoods.

The extension came after a New Brunswick Today article revealed that the original notices, which serve as the preliminary application form, did not include an income limit for four-person households.

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