Peter Maragoudakis

Having cultivated an interest in journalism throughout his time in New Brunswick's public school system, Peter participated in a program with the Home News Tribune to write articles related to teenage interests in the "Kid's Stuff" section of the paper.

Currently pursuing an education in Criminal Justice, and having served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, he continues to develop his skills while working with the New Brunswick Today team to inform the residents of his home city.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A film collaboration exploring the lives of military veterans at Rutgers University will premiere Thursday, February 12 at 7 pm on the school's Douglass campus.

    The screening will be held in the Nicholas Music Center, located on 85 George Street.

    The documentary, "The War After: Combat to Campus," is a joint venture of the Mason Gross School of Arts and Rutgers Veterans House. It focuses on the lives of the student veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life and pursuing a post-secondary education.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On December 1, one of the most recognized and longest-serving police officers in the New Brunswick Police Department passed away at St. Peter's University Hospital after an unforseen complication developed during surgery, at the age of 55.

    Sergeant Ann Chapman-Scattergood worked for the police department and was a supervisor in the Patrol Division,  devoting her time and efforts to the people of New Brunswick for over 29 years.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers University is a designated Tier 1 research center, and a member of the Big 10 athletic conference, known for its dedication to research and advancement in all scientific disciplines.

    But it's also a great place for student veterans to navigate their way to success through high quality programs aimed at supporting and improving the experience for student veterans in higher education institutions.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A community in need deserves a friend indeed.

    One of the most recognizable friends to those in need here in the Hub City is Elijah's Promise, which has been catering to economically vulnerable city residents since its founding in 1989.

    On November 2, Elijah's Promise will be hosting its sixth annual "Turkey Trot" walk, to raise the funding necessary to support the local community soup kitchen and its programs.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Saturday October 18, the St. Ladislaus Church held Mass and hosted a community gathering at the Hungarian American Athletic Club hall to celebrate the church's 110th anniversary.

    St. Ladislaus Church, located at 40 Plum Street, was founded in 1904 and falls under the leadership of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen.  It has been a beacon of faith to the Hungarian community and other residents of New Brunswick since its founding.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A couple of current Rutgers students allegedly decided to light up the night early Saturday morning by igniting a bedsheet as it hung from the second story windows of their apartment building at 75 Easton Avenue.

    At about 2:50 am, New Brunswick police noticed what was initially described as "a flag on fire," hanging from the building known as "The Easton" and dispatched firefighters to the scene, according to radio transmissions.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--Are you ready to create some unique arts and crafts at the local library?

    The New Brunswick arts community may become even larger and more inclusive after the launch of the new Handcrafting Makerspace program, a joint initiative from the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ.

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    UPDATE (6/17): On Saturday June 14, police apprehended 48-year-old Edwin Santiago-Soto, of New Brunswick, just a few blocks away at Commercial Avenue near Comstock Street and charged him with Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in association with this crime. His bail has been set at $100,000.00.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—If weather permits, residents of Hub City will be able to catch a glimpse of a rare celestial event taking place Monday night into Tuesday morning.

    Depending on the local weather in New Jersey, residents of New Brunswick and much of the continent will be able to obtain a grand view of the total lunar eclipse event, as the moon enters a tetradic lunar cycle and its face appears "blood red" to observers on the ground.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Recently, three Rutgers alums have closed a deal from Intel for the acquisition of their creation, a website and program that oversees the administration and smooth operation of events dubbed as "Hackathons".

    Founded in October 2011, Hacker League's mission statement summarized their program as "mobilizing a worldwide community of developers-at-large to hack our planet for the better."

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Recently, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (RCINJ) secured a $4.25 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to research innovative methods for treating for cancer patients with a variety of diagnoses.

    By teaming up with researchers from the University of Wisconsin's Carbone Center, RCINJ joined forces with an institution that are effective on a national scale to provide testing for newer methods of cancer treatment.

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ—On July 16, a New Brunswick woman allegedly poured lighter fluid on a Somerville resident and attacked her partner with a bat at approximately 10 pm in the victim's home on Second Street.

    Somerville police responded to a call reporting a fight and arrived to find Jolean Badger, 33, being subdued by the male victim, according to a report on

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick community continues to mourn the loss of a popular and beloved young man, Sirjode A. Caracter, who passed away after suffering a fatal seizure that occurred in his sleep on June 17.

    There was a huge turnout for the Comstock Street resident's funeral services last weekend.  And a memorial benefit concert, in commemoration of Caracter's life and achievements, is planned for tonight at 7pm in the Mount Calvary Missionary Church (150 Throop Avenue).

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick community was treated to a thought-provoking lecture on June 15 by Richard Phoenix, President of the Radio Museum of New Jersey, at the New Brunswick Public Library

    Phoenix, who has earned a BA in Speech and Telecommunications from Kent State University, and currently holds a General Commercial Radio Operator's License from the Federal Communications Commission, spoke for nearly two hours.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On June 18, a 50-year-old city resident named Sherri Jennings was arrested after police arrived to find two other women giving chase, who later accused the suspect of the burglarizing their vehicle.

    Police engaged the suspecd in a brief footchase before capturing her on Condict Street at approximately 11:30 pm.  The suspect initially resisted attempts by police to arrest her and scratched one of the responding officers, Sgt. Ann Chapman, in the face.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A young man was shot and wounded in the posterior during a robbery on Fulton Street early Saturday morning on June 15, according to New Brunswick police.

    The 19-year-old victim was walking along Fulton Street when two male suspects described as wearing ski masks suddenly approached the victim and demanded money. The victim was then threatened by one of the suspects who brandished a handgun.

    Fearing for his life, he victim gave his cell phone to the suspects and was then shot in the buttocks during the exchange.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Have you ever wondered at how your favorite radio station was able to play your favorite songs and broadcast live audio through invisible airwaves to your car or home?

    This Saturday, June 15, a presentation by Richard Phoenix, president of the acclaimed New Jersey Radio Museum, will provide some answers as he describes the evolution of radio through history.

    Mr. Phoenix will be revealing at how the radio came into being, and served as an integral part in New Brunswick's development of public communications systems.