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Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.

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Sports Illustrated’s Top Moment of 2011: Eric LeGrand Leads RU onto Field at Rutgers Stadium

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In October 2010, Eric LeGrand sufferred a career-ending injury that many thought would leave him paralyzed for life.  A year later, his triumphant return was voted the best moment of 2011 in all of sports.

On a surprisingly snowy Halloween 2011 at Rutgers Stadium, he led his former teammates out of the tunnel and onto the field for an epic battle with the West Virginia Mountaineers.  Rutgers kept the game close until the end, even taking a lead into the fourth quarter, but the main attraction that day was LeGrand's return.

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Former NBHS Teacher Gets 3 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Girl

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick High School teacher who plead guilty to sexual misconduct and sexual assault of two girls he supervised as a private karate instructor was sentenced three years in prison Monday.

Joel Levy, 44, will also have to register as a sex offender and will no longer be allowed to be a public school teacher in New Jersey.  He was also placed under parole supervision for life, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com.

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20-Year-Old City Resident Charged with Arson in Somerset Street Fire

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Newark Star-Ledger's Tom Haydon is reporting that Carlos Fernandez, age 20, has been arrested and charged with starting a fire on Friday that damaged three buildings on Somerset Street.

The fire started shortly before 4pm at 272 Somerset Street, a boarded-up home in the city's Fifth Ward.  The blaze spread to buildings on either side, seriously damaging the law office of Alexander Takacs at 270 Somerset Street and a private residence at 272 Somerset Street.