Amy Barenboim

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Water and sewer rates were abruptly jacked up this summer, and they are going to increase again three more times in as many years, thanks to a pair of ordinances adopted by the New Brunswick City Council.

    At their June 21 meeting, the Council voted unanimously to raise water and sewer rates for customers of the New Brunswick Water Utility.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Middlesex County Freeholder Director, Ronald Rios, released a letter on June 15 requesting that a controversial gas compressor station proposed for Franklin Township be moved to a "more remote area."

    The station is part of a major natural gas infrastructure project planned by Williams Transco, an Oklahoma-based oil and gas company looking to expand their existing pipelines throughout Central New Jersey.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—El 6 de Abril, la comisión de los gobernadores de la Universidad de Rutgers discretamente pasaron un nuevo código que dice que cualquier actividad estudiantil que desordene “las actividades universitarias, las clases, las funciones administrativas, o los tratos oficiales de la Universidad” serán ofensas bajo el nuevo “Código de conducta estudiantil” de la universidad.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On April 6, the Rutgers University Board of Governors quietly passed a new policy that makes any student activity that disrupts "University activity, class lecture, adminstrative function, or official University business" an offense under the school's "Student Code of Conduct."

    The new policy is a revision to a so-called "disruption policy" that has existed since 1974, according to President Bob Barchi.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City police are investigating the assault and robbery of a Rutgers-affiliated man by a group of four males on Senior Street, according to a university crime alert.

    The incident occurred between Wyckoff and Sicard Streets on June 22 at approximately 12:15am, according to the alert issued by the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD)

    The victim, a 21-year old male who resides in New Brunswick, was struck by four assailants and robbed of his cellular phone.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In a case that dates back almost six years, a Woodbridge man was convicted on June 20 of both murder and conspiracy to commit murder after an eight-week trial in New Brunswick.

    The jury found that, on November 6, 2011, Michael Doce convinced co-defendant Daniel F. Medaglia to fatally beat Edison resident Kelvin Dumo.

    Dumo was remembered by friends and family as a happy young man with a big smile and a passion for art, according to comments in an online obituary.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers Board of Governors has agreed to allow a neighboring pharmaceutical company to construct a gas pipeline underneath a sliver of the school's Cook Campus. 

    Bristol-Myers Squibb, which operates a large research and development facility adjacent to the campus, is paying Rutgers $48,ooo to construct the gas pipeline, and a metering station on their property. 

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    HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said that a Franklin Township man plead guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in front of her nine-month old child on February 19. 

    Brandon Cox, age 23, is actually from Highland Park and merely spends weekends in Franklin Township, according to a Detective.

    Court records available through the PROMIS/Gavel online database list Cox with yet another address, one in South Brunswick Township.

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    METUCHEN, NJ—Two men have been arrested and charged with operating a marijuana growing and distribution business, according to the authorities.

    The two men were allegedly growing marijuana in a secluded warehouse located off of Liberty Street in Metuchen, near the Dismal Swamp Preserve and the borough's border with Edison Township.

    Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey, and the Chiefs of the Metuchen and Monroe Police Departments jointly announced the bust on May 23.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – El pasado mes de abril, se dieron grandes pasos respecto a la creciente oposición a la tubería de gas natural de Transco, propuesta para su construcción en Central Jersey.

    Los legisladores del Condado de Middlesex se han presentado oficialmente para intervenir en aplicación de la compañía ante la Comisión Federal de Regulación de la Energía (FERC), que tomará la decisión final sobre si se construye el gasoducto.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Big steps were made this April in the growing opposition to the Transco natural gas pipeline proposed to be built in Central Jersey.

    The Middlesex County Freeholders have officially filed to become intervenors with the company's application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which will make the final decision about whether or not the pipeline is built.

    On April 24, Freeholder Director Ronald Rios released a letter stating the Freeholders would be filing as intervenors in the case.