NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—One year ago, Rutgers University began the long process of recovery after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, which caused the evacuation of thousands of students from every dormitory in the city.

But some say the recovery won't be complete until the school releases the findings of a report assembled by a university task force.  The administration of University President Robert Barchi is apparently attempting to keep the report under wraps.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Since 1894, a small triangular plot of land in downtown has been home to a monument honoring the thousands of lives lost in the American Civil War.

But if city leaders get their way, that memorial will soon be joined by another life-size statue that will rise as tall as thirteen feet, according to the leader of a private group that has been slowly fundraising for the project over the past decade.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—NBToday sat down with State Senator Barbara Buono, a candidate for Governor in the November 5 election, to discuss her views on important local, county, and state issues.

In the August 2 interview, Buono addressed several controversies at her alma mater, Rutgers University, and pledged to make higher education a priority.

At a recent debate this month, the two major-party candidates sparred about the performance of Rutgers University's President Bob Barchi.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Cory Booker is the next Senator from the state of New Jersey, propelling the longtime Newark politician to Washington D.C.

There, he will be one of two Senators representing New Jersey through 2014, finishing out the six-year term of the late Frank Lautenberg.  Next year, he will have to run for re-election if he wants to keep the job.

83% of voters in New Brunswick supported Booker who defeated Republican Steve Longen by a 2,149 to 400 margin in the Hub City.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A broad coalition of NJ DREAM Act supporters are celebrating the fact that they can now count the state's governor among their ranks, but the victory announcement was not without incident.

In a bizarre scene that unfolded at a gala in a downtown hotel, city police arrested an activist for trespassing, seemingly at the request of the event's organizers: the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey (LLA-NJ).

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Community members gathered last night for a candlelight vigil behind the chapel on the Douglass campus of Rutgers to remember a young woman whose brutal murder on Baldwin Street has shaken the city.

Eryicka Morgan, 26, was stabbed to death following an argument with a fellow housemate.  As we reported last week, Devonte Scott was arrested and charged with the murder the next morning.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–For the ninth consecutive year, the jazz scene is taking center stage in the city this weekend as the New Brunswick Jazz Festival takes place in several venues.

A kickoff celebration and dance party at Christopher's (located inside the Heldrich Hotel) hosted by the NJ Chapter of Chicago Steppers, and features Valerie Adams and The New Dimensions Band.

The fun continues tomorrow with a variety of performances across the downtown.

Below is the schedule for tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 5th:

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