NEW BRUNSWCK, NJ—The Hub City Music Festival, a series of local concerts to benefit Elijah's Promise, will be running for its second annual year starting on Saturday April 5.

Performances are set to kick off 9 pm this Saturday at the Court Tavern, and will run over the next week, leading up to the final show 8 pm on Saturday April 12 at World of Beer.

Other venues participating include a popular new bar and restaurant called Destination Dogs, Hidden Grounds coffee shop, the Crossroads Theatre, and the soup kitchen itself.

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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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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ—The body of a 17-year-old New Brunswick girl was discovered early Wednesday morning in Elmwood Cemetery, near the border between New Brunswick and North Brunswick.

Just 10 hours later, Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey issued a one-paragraph statement saying there was no reason to believe there was foul play:

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FRANKLIN, NJ—The current local theater season isn’t suffering from a lack of dark comedies.

Villagers Theater made its own contribution to the genre with Billy Van Zant and Jane Milmore’s crowd pleasing Wrong Window.

Stage and screenwriting partners, Van Zant and Milmore hail from in New Jersey, and are among the most-produced playwriting teams in the world.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The New Brunswick High School class of 1958 is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with new information regarding the homicide of their classmate Gail Hariton.

Hariton was found murdered in her apartment back in 2000 at the age of 59.  The class announced the reward at their 55th reunion last May.

Each year they award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school student moving onto to college, but this year classmate George G. Gussis introduced the idea of a reward in honor of their slain friend.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The 2014 New Brunswick Celebrity Basketball game was a success as members of the community joined together with former Rutgers football stars, creating a positive spectacle for the hundreds who came out.

They gathered inside New Brunswick High School’s gymnasium to support a good cause, enjoy a fun and unique basketball game, and welcome back and interact with several professional football players, who once represented the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University.

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