Kaila Boulware

Kaila Boulware is a fashion foward writer, photographer, event planner and community organizer. She is a senior at Rutgers University pursing a degree in Public Health. She can be reached at kailaboulware@gmail.com.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Funnyman and star of MTV2's "Guy Code," Damien Lemon will be bringing the laughs to downtown New Brunswick this weekend.

    The comedian is set to perform five shows at the Stress Factory on Church Street.  The shows are open to anyone 16 or older and tickets are $20.

    There is an opportunity to save $2.00 if you share the event with your Facebook friends at checkout.

    Lemon will be performing at the Stress Factory at the following show times:

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— Aggravated assaults, and those involving dangerous weapons, were up 47% during the first eleven months of 2014 in New Brunswick, compared to the same period in 2013, according to New Jersey State Police crime statistics.

    From January through November 2014, the New Brunswick Police Department investigated at least 160 assaults that either involved a dangerous weapon or were categorized as "aggravated assaults," including a 65% increase in assaults involving a gun over the previous year's stats.

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    NEW BRUNSWICKPorfirio Nunez-Mosquea, a 27-year old resident of North Brunswick, was sentenced to serve up to 39 years in prison for the kidnapping and attempted sexual assault of a 20-year old woman.

    As we have previously reported, Nunez-Mosquea grabbed a woman who was walking on Rutgers Street, near Livingston Avenue, and forced her into a van at gunpoint.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers Business School student Maneesha Singh passed away on December 30, according to an email sent by Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor Richard Edwards.

    After transferring from Santa Rosa Junior College in California in 2011, Singh attended Rutgers to pursue an accounting degree in the Business School.

    "She was the most vibrant person I had ever come across in my life. She had this care-free attitude and never let anything bring her down. She passed this quality on to me," says her best friend, Ritu Mishra.

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    TRENTON, NJ—Twenty-two-year-old Rutgers student Billy Roy Ouch was killed after being struck by a 2006 Mazda on Route 129 in his hometown of Trenton.

    The incident occurred on Monday, December 22 at approximately 9:15pm, where Ouch appears to have been crossing Route 129 at Lalor Street against the light, according to an article written by Keith Brown of Times of Trenton.

    Ouch was pronounced dead at 9:50pm.  There is no information on the driver available at this time.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Police Department is looking for the three masked men they say are responsible for a robbery that occurred on Sunday, December 21, at approximately 9:10 PM.

    The incident occurred at the Campus Deli convenience store located on 82 Senior Street in New Brunswick.

    Three masked perpetrators robbed Campus Deli at gun-point before fleeing the scene. Their location is still unknown at this time.

    Fortunately, the victim of this crime was not physically injured. 

    (Police)
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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City police are investigating a robbery that occurred on Saturday, December 20, at approximately 10:24pm in the parking lot of Hamilton Garden Apartments at 300 Hamilton Street.

    The victim reported that during a prearranged meeting he was approached by two male perpetrators that demanded his property then struck him in the face with a firearm.

    The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated by Emergency Medical Services. 

    (Police)
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    NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ—Authorities say that a group of Texas-based robbers responsible for the string of home invasions against Asian-Indian families in Middlesex County made it all the way back to Houston, Texas before being captured by police last week.

    The alleged robbers, identified as Chaka Castro, 39, Juan Olaya, 34, Octavius Scott, 22, and Johnisha Williams, 19, will be extradited to New Jersey where they will each be held on $1.25 million bail.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Michael J. Murray, a Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences student, passed away this weekend, according to Richard L. Edwards, Chancellor of the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus.

    "The Rutgers community is saddened by this tragic news, and we offer our thoughts and prayers to Michael’s family and to all his friends," Edwards states in the email.

    Michael Murray, a resident of Califon Borough in Hunterdon County, transferred to Rutgers in 2013 from the County College of Morris.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A Rutgers student was robbed of his wallet and struck in the face after being approached by two men on Central Avenue at approximately 7:10pm on December 2, according to a university crime alert.

    The alert was not sent to Rutgers community members until more than 22 hours after the crime occurred.

    It marks the fifteenth crime alert issued this semester, including messages sent regarding burglaries, robberies, assaults, and sexual crimes like groping.

    (Police)
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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—For the second time in as many weeks, the New Brunswick and Rutgers community will protest in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer for the killing of an unarmed citizen.

    New York resident Eric Garner was choked to death by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, in a disturbing incident that was caught on tape this summer and sparked massive protests.

    Garner's crime?  Selling loose cigarettes on a street corner in Staten Island.

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    FRANKLIN, NJ—Nearly a month after 17-year-old-Franklin resident Myriam Rodriguez went missing, the Franklin Township Police Department is now asking for the public’s help in finding her.

    A Nixle alert was released by the Township at 2:18pm on December 3, along with a press release from the Franklin Township Police Department.

    "An investigation conducted by detectives indicates that Myriam ran away and is possibly in the New Brunswick area," read the statements.

    (Police)
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    NEW BRUNSWICK—A 35-year-old man from Ward Street died  on November 21 after being physically restrained by his family and city police officers, while going through what authorities described as “emotional distress.”

    Just over seventeen hours after Saiseram Somwar's death, the office of Middlesex Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey released a statement saying their investigation "determined police acted properly during their response to the family emergency."

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Internationally-known visual artist Grimanesa Amorós hosted a lecture and silent auction at Mabel Smith Douglass Library at Rutgers, sponsored by The Institute for Women In Art (IWA).

    “It is a great honor to have the opportunity to come and share the work that I do and I’m looking forward to the lecture,” Amorós tells New Brunswick Today.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers students and New Brunswick residents will protest in response to a St. Louis County, Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed Ferguson teenager, Michael Brown.

    (Police)
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    EDISON, NJ—Law Enforcement officials addressed the recent home invasions against Asian American families in Middlesex County live on TV Asia.

    TV Asia is a nationwide television network that programming the focuses on issues relevant to the Indian community.

    The panel of Middlesex law enforcement officials gave brief information about the crimes, delivered safety tips, and a called for a joint effort between the community and the police.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers University students and other community members took a moment to remember those who lost their lives due to to addiction at a candlelight vigil on Tuesday October 21, held on the steps of Brower Commons on College Avenue.

    The vigil brought together friends and family of those who have died from overdose, to remember their lives and bring awareness to drug abuse and addiction.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—On October 28, volunteers from the Mountain View Project Student Organization (MVP-SO), hosted a demonstration to educate Rutgers students on the dangers of pregnant inmates being shackled before childbirth, during labor, and immediately after childbirth.

    During this six-hour demonstration, students wore shackles and costumes to appear pregnant, read narratives from women who have experienced being shackled while pregnant, and collected signatures for petitions that called for the eradication of this practice in New Jersey.

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    EDISON, NJ—Edison residents came out by the hundreds on November 5, bringing along lots of built up frustration about the recent home invasions and attacks on Asian-American families.

    “I am not scared. I am angry. I pay taxes in this town and year after year the same BS happens,” one resident shouted out.

    The most recent invasion occurred on October 30, where two masked assailants entered the home, and restrained the the mother, father, and two children with duct tape, while they searched the house for valuables.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - El sábado 18 de Octubre, varios cientos de miembros de la comunidad asistieron al mitin anual de la Coalición Contra la Violencia Doméstica (NBDVC) de New Brunswick y se manifiestan contra la violencia doméstica.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Comedy star Chris Tucker received a standing ovation after performing to a nearly sold-out crowd at the Hub City's historic State Theatre on Saturday, October 25.

    Tucker's films have made him one of the most successful comedic actors of his time.  According to his website, "In 2006 he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest-paid actor in Hollywood."

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Several hundred community members attended the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Coalition’s (NBDVC) annual rally and march against domestic violence on Saturday, October 18.

    The rally began at First Reformed Church on Bayard Street, where Rev. Susan Kramer Mills, who is also the executive director of Town Clock Community Development Corporation, gave tours of the permanent, supportive, and affordable apartments that are currently under construction inside the church.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK—On Saturday October 18 at 11 am, the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Coalition (NBDVC) is having a rally and march in protest of domestic violence and intimate partner violence.

    The rally and march will begin at First Reformed Church on 9 Bayard Street in New Brunswick, the soon-to-be-home for supportive housing of domestic violence victims.

    After years of advocacy, the local church has raised the funds to transform its space into a 10-unit supportive housing complex.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK—For the next three days, the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University is hosting a conference that will explore artstic expression as a response to mass incarceration.

    The conference, titled "Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism," makes history as being the first conference of it’s kind to be hosted at Rutgers.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— The Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) at Rutgers University held their 16th annual Clothesline Project on September 18 at Voorhees Mall on College Avenue.

    In 1998, the project began with the goal of providing an outlet for survivors of assault to share their experiences, and to reach survivors that did not want to talk to family, friends, or professionals.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK—The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) brought entertainers Shawn and Marlon Wayans to the city's historic State Theatre on Friday September 19 for a special performance.

    Marketed as the "Knights of Comedy" Show, RUPA handpicked the Wayans Brothers from a long list of performers provided by Concert Ideas, according to Maria Bayas, RUPA Director in Comedy and Media.

    Concert Ideas is “the nation’s largest and most experienced college booking agency,” according to their website.

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    WEST MILFORD, NJ—According to a statement released by West Milford Chief Timothy C. Storbeck, 22 year-old Rutgers University student Darsh Patel, was killed on Sunday from a bear attack at the Asphawa Perserve in Passaic County.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK—Rutgers aluma and self-proclaimed “professional feminist” Jessica Valenti visited her alma mater and delivered a lecture on rape culture and positive sexuality Thursday September 17.

    Valenti, who was named one of the Guardian’s 100 Most Inspiring Women and founded the popular news website Feministing.com,  spoke to a room full of Rutgers students, alumni, and New Brunswick community members in the Douglass Student Center.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Brunswick Police detectives have identified the man they say was involved in the stabbing of 23 year-old New Brunswick resident Miguel Serrano.

    Serrano says he was robbed and assaulted by three unidentified individuals while walking towards Hamilton Street after coming from Patrick’s Pub on Somerset Street.

    (Police)
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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB) has recently selected Jose Carlos Montes as its new Chief Executive Officer, after former CEO Mario Vargas resigned more than a year ago due to allegations of sexual harassment towards his employees.