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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In his first year as a New York Giant, New Brunsick native Jonathan Casillas had a career-high 88 tackles, as well as two sacks, a forced fumble and an interception, despite starting just seven games.

    Casillas, once a star player for the New Brunswick High School Zebras, made his presence felt from the very beginning of the season.

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    JERSEY CITY, NJ—On April 25, New Brunswick's Leroy Davila will be making his long awaited return to the boxing ring against an opponent who goes by the name of Dylan Price.

    For the last few years, Leroy “Lucious” Davila has been a standout boxer in the amateur ranks and has done nothing but dominate in the NJ Golden Gloves tournaments and in the National Boxing Championships.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On March 10, just over a month after his second career Super Bowl win, New Brunswick's Jonathan Casillas signed a three-year contract with the New York Giants.

    The Giants are the fourth NFL team Casillas will play for in his career, and the third in less than a year.

    As we reported, a sour start at the beginning of the season turned into a dream come true for the 27-year-old football star, after he was traded to one of winningest football teams in NFL history. 

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    EDISON, NJ—A huge fire broke out sometime around 10pm on January 29 at Township's Department of Public Works garage for the fourth time in three years.

    The fire completely destroyed the building, and most of its contents, including eleven "salt spreaders," three street sweepers, a fire engine, and several other vehicles used to pave and maintain roads.

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    FOXBOROUGH, MA—In his sixth season playing in the NFL, one of the best things that could have happened to Jonathan Casillas' career happened.

    After spending the last year and a half playing for the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaners, Casillas was traded to the New England Patriots, who have established themselves as one of the greatest teams of all time.

    In Tampa Bay, he played for former Rutgers University head coach Greg Schiano, who was fired after a rough 2013 season.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Former pro boxer Joey Negron has been in the boxing game since 1979.

    Negron, who was born in Brooklyn, started boxing at the age of 10 and had more than 90 amateur fights.

    During his career, Negron won three Western Massachusetts "Golden Gloves" titles,  two regional titles, 25 profesional fights with a record of 14-7-4 with 8 knockouts, and was twice named New England Champion.

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    FREEHOLD, NJ—The New Brunswick High School Zebras football team shocked Freehold Township Patriots as they came from behind to win in overtime, bringing the team to 3-4 on the season.

    The Zebras star running back Samad Davila helped lead the way as he carried the ball 24 times for 129 yards and 3 touchdowns. 

    Although Davila was the games Most Valuable Player, Zebras Quarterback Trevon Blakey threw the game-winning 25-yard Touchdown pass to Maurice Ffrench in overtime.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Zebras football team won their second game of the 2014 season, defeating Perth Amboy High School 14-7 in the annual Homecoming game.

    New Brunswick running back Samad Davila carried the Zebras offense, rushing for 165 yards and two touchdowns to help lead New Brunwick to victory over Perth Amboy.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Jorge "King" Diaz, born and raised in New Brunswick and a proud NBHS graduate, has enjoyed great success as a professional boxer, and is now preparing for a Friday night bout in the Ukranian Cultural Center at 135 Davison Avenue in Somerset.

    The fight will take place on Friday, October 24, where Diaz will be fighting Jose Haro as part of GH3 Promotions' "Friday Night Fights" undercard.  Eight other fights will also take place making for an action packed night.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers Police are investigating a burglary at the convenience store located inside the Student Activities Center on George Street, according to a crime alert.

    At approximately 3:50 am on October 10, a suspect gained entry to the covenience store by breaking the glass window and stole several valuable items.

    The suspect, who police say is not affiliated with the school, has been identified and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--The future is looking brighter than usual for New Brunswick High School's football team.

    On Friday, September 19, the Zebras defeated the South Plainfield High School Tigers 21-19 in front of a highly energetic home crowd at Memorial Stadium in New Brunswick.

    The win was New Brunswick's first regular season victory since 2012.

    The Zebras took command early as their defense shut down the Tigers offense and kept South Plainfield scoreless thoroughout the first half of the game.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—At a time when the the struggling New Brunswick High School football team needs all the help it can get, some say they finally have something to be happy about: a new head coach.

    Don Sofilkanich will replace Castor Losada as the team's head coach in the 2014 season.  A graduate of East Brunswick High School, Sofilkanich spent many years as an assistant coach under NBHS' John Quinn.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Former New Brunswick High School standout and one-time Super Bowl champion Jonathan Casillas is going into his 6th year in the NFL, and just signed another one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Casillas won his Super Bowl championship in 2010 as a member of the New Orleans Saints, a source of pride for that city and Casillas' hometown of New Brunswick.

    He is one of the first, if not the first NFL player from New Brunswick to win a Super Bowl.