Jacob Bracey

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—From June through August, there were only five crimes that the Rutgers University Police Department reported to students through their recently overhauled campuswide notification program.

    But the crime alerts are coming in much more frequently now.  In the past week alone, students and other community members have been alerted to three different armed robbery attempts in the same general area. And it's not clear how many other similar situations have not generated crime alerts.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--On October 21, famed psychosexual therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, paid a visit to the Douglass Student Center to give a lecture on her much renowned expertise in psychology and sexuality. 

    "Dr. Ruth" made her claim to fame on her radio talk show, which eventually became televised, and is considered an expert in the psychology of sex and sexuality between people.  She has published over 30 books throughout her career on the subject.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—With his signature brand of Springsteen-styled raspy vocals, and a massive catalog made up of foot-stomp-enducing classics, Chuck Ragan is a staple within the punk and folk scenes nationwide. 

    And this Saturday, October 25, Ragan will be coming to the Hub City to perform in New Brunswick's famous Court Tavern.  Doors will open at 7pm.

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ--On Friday, October 10, the Somerset County Courthouse will begin displaying an exhibit highlighting a famous muder case that captivated both the City of New Brunswick and Franklin Township more than 92 years ago.

    The unveiling of the exhibit will take place in the Jury Assembly Room of the courthouse, located at 20 North Bridge Street, from 2 to 5pm. 

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—According to a press release from the New Brunswick Police Department, at approximately 2:15am this morning, New Brunswick police responded to a reported stabbing that occurred in the area of French Street and Bayard Street.

    The victim, who has been identified as 27-year-old Cheniz Lopez, of Bound Brook, New Jersey, received several stab wounds on the left side of his body as well as lacerations on his face.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On May 22, Porfirio Nunez-Mosquea, a resident of North Brunswick, was convicted of kidnapping a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint and molesting her on March 30, 2012.

    The 27-year-old's sentencing is scheduled for September 8 at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.  He could face up to 40 years in a state prison.

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    UPDATE (5/9): According to RUPD, 20-year-old David Lima of East Brunswick, turned himself in yesterday and was charged with 3rd degree Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief.

    NEW BRUSWICK, NJ--On Sunday May 4th, at approximatyely 2:58AM, a male suspect burglarized the Les Turchin Chabad House located at 170 College Avenue.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Another product of the basement scene here in Hub City is the budding rock trio known as Atlas Bloom, one of the many bands making a name for themselves in New Brunswick.

    With catchy, guitar rythyms reminiscent of surf rock, combined with upbeat timing and melodies, Atlas Bloom delivers a full sound with just three members.

    Atlas Bloom's first full-length LP entitled "First Light" includes that full sound and some great melodic hooks.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In late January, a local New Brunswick- based band, Lovelectric, recorded and rubbed elbows with some big industry names in the hopes of propelling their music into the commerical world of movie soundtracks, TV shows, and commercials. 

    The band has been working together for around a year under the Lovelectric monacre and is comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Doug Rockwell, bassist Devin Enright, guitarist and vocalist Jordan Sciabica, and drummer Craig Leibowitz.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tonight at 9pm, the Rutgers chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will hold a candlelight vigil for their recently-slain brother William R. McCaw.

    The vigil will be held on College Avenue, on the steps of the Brower Commons Dining Hall.  Anyone who would like to attend is encouraged to do so and join in the ceremony to honor McCaw's short life.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Yesterday  police responded to a report of a body found in the backyard of 28 Hartwell Street in New Brunswick.

    The body has been identified as William R. McCaw, a 22-year-old man from Gallatin, Tennessee.  According to a press release, he was pronounced dead when police arrived on scene at 10:45am. 

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    UPDATE (2/16): The murder victim has been identified as William R. McCaw, a former Rutgers student who currently attends Kean University.

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Brunswick homicide detectives, county medical examiners, and representatives of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office were at 28 Hartwell Street this afternoon investigating what appears to be a murder.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--According to authorities,  two men wearing masks entered an apartment at 14 Jersey Avenue in New Brunswick and shot one of the residents around 7:30pm on Friday, January 24.

    The apartment is located above Mi Tierra bar, at the corner of Jersey Ave. and Handy Street.

    After entering the home, the suspects demanded money from the the victim, and after he refused to comply, one suspect revealed a silver handgun and fired a single shot, which hit the victim's finger. 

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On January 10 at approximately 2am, a North Brunswick man was shot in the leg weilding a silver handgun in Camilo's restaurant, located at 114 French Street.

    The gunman came into the restaurant demanding money from the register, and when one man handed over his wallet, an altercation broke out between that man and the suspect.

    The North Brunswick resident, who was not identified,  came to the victim's aid, and was shot in the leg by the suspect.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Tuesday December 17th, legendary Rutgers professor Richard D. Heffner passed away of a cerebral anurism in his home in Manhattan at 88 years old.

    A professor of communication and public policy for nearly 50 years, Heffner was one of the most well-known faculty members, and before his death, was teaching two classes at Rutgers: Mass Communication and The American Image, and Communication and Human Values.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—This weekend there is a lot going on in New Brunswick.

    With the holidays right around the corner, the New Brunswick Community Arts Council to host their second annual Holiday Market at the George Street Playhouse (9 Livingston Ave.).

    The market will feature several renowned merchants from the tri-state area, all of whom will be selling handmade crafts and products including clothing, jewelery, pottery, art, and glassware.  The event will go from 5pm to 9:30pm on Friday night.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—From the basement shows to the legendary Court Tavern, the Hub City's local music scene is often touted as one of the best in the tri-state area.  But while New Brunswick has long been known as a hotbed for live music, this weekend a live game show might be the main attraction.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Hongyu Wang, a 21-year-old former student of Rutgers University, recently plead guilty to several charges involving his distibuting of child pornography while still being enrolled as a Rutgers student.

    The announcement came last Monday from Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tonight at The Old Bay restaurant, the Northern New Jersey blues and rock trio called Only Living Boy will be making a stop to rock New Brunswick. The music kicks off at 10pm at 61 Church Street.

    Only Living Boy (OLB) is comprised of singer and guitarist Joe Cirotti, bassist Eric Curley, and drummer Trevor Newcomb.  Formed in 2008, the band has received accolades and positive reviews for their studio recordings and raw, unapologetic, and in-your-face live performances. 

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen is widely considered to be one of the most prolific songwriters of the past few decades,  but next year academics at Rutgers will be exploring The Boss on a different level.

    For the upcoming spring semester, Rutgers Universty has announced that they will offer one-credit course that will study the religious theology behind Springsteen's lyrics and the subject matter of his songs.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A local organization working to build and maintain a sustainable food system in New Brunswick is hosting a free educational event about food insecuirity on Thursday.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In accordance with state law, both major party candidates for Governor of New Jersey agreed to debate each other twice, a requirement to receive public financing for their campaigns.  Another debate was held between their running mates, seeking the office of Lt. Governor.