FRANKLIN, NJ—Yesterday at 5:03am, Township police responded to a strange car accident where a running UHaul truck was left behind after smashing into a dollar store on Route 27.

Police responded because of an activated burglar alarm at the Family Dollar, located just across the border from New Brunswick near the intersection with Terminal Road.

"Upon arrival they found a Uhaul Truck had struck and gone through the front glass," said police spokesman Sgt. Phil Rizzo.

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ—A contingent of more than a dozen activists, including many Rutgers students on Spring Break, confronted Governor Chris Christie about an issue that hasn't been addressed at any of his 2014 Town Halls.

The protestors went after the Governor's administration for approving $4.8 million in Hurricane Sandy disaster relief funding to help build Somerset Mews, a luxury apartment building in New Brunswick that was approved long before Sandy struck.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—McKinney Properties, the Pittsburgh-based company that recently purchased the city's only downtown dormitory, is aggressively renting out the building for the next school year.

Previously, Rutgers University filled the building with its students through a housing lottery, under the building's developer and original owner.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A letter sent home yesterdays with students at the McKinley Elementary School told parents and guardians that "children were experiencing upset stomachs in the cafeteria during the final lunch period" on Thursday March 20.

The finding quickly launched an investigation by the Middlesex County Health Department, which appears to have concluded.

Earlier this afternoon, the Health Department issued a statement saying the investigation did not turn any evidence of foodborne illness.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—For one night only, a radio play adaptation of "Moby Dick" will be peformed on stage by Raconteur Radio, a theater group formed out of a former bookstore in Metuchen.

The performance starts at 8pm on Saturday March 22 at Crossroads Theatre, located at 7 Livingston Ave.

Made possible by the arts and culture non-profit coLAB, this 55-minute staged radio drama is an adaptation of the original 700-page book written by Herman Melville.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers entomologist Changlu Wang has been working on new methods to eradicate bedbugs, and testing those methods in the City of New Brunswick's public housing units.

Currently, the New Brunswick Housing Authority operates approximately 1,400 public and assisted housing units within the city.  

Wang is a Professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) at Rutgers University, who specializes in entomology, the scientific study of insects.

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FRANKLIN, NJ–The Villagers Theatre in Somerset continued their series of free plays written by local up-and-coming playwrights on March 17 with a comedic performance that kept a packed house entertained.

Penned by Mitchell Brodsky of Princeton and directed by Brian Remo, who also stars in the piece, "Buds" is a black comedy concerning two improbable strangers who form a relationship that leads to scheming, secret identities and eventually murder.

Mitchell Brodsky’s dialogue was natural and flowed smooth though out the reading.

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