PISCATAWAY, NJ—For this first time in history, a sitting President of the United States of America will speak at the Rutgers University commencement ceremony, which commemorates the graduation of some 12,000 students at the school's football stadium.

The distinction is an honor for the 249-year-old university that started in New Brunswick, as the current President typically only speaks at two to four such ceremonies each year, including at least one military academy, according to NJ.com.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Saturday, March 26, Margaret Cho performed a set at New Brunswick’s Stress Factory Comedy Club that received loud boos, equally loud cheers, and sparked a fight.

She began the night in an unusual way, with a frank discussion of her experiences as a survivor of rape.

The set then segued into several other serious topics, such as white privilege, racism, and the recent death of Cho’s friend, comedian Garry Shandling.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Inside a stately, four-columned building overlooking Livingston Avenue rests a partial repository of the New Brunswick African-American experience.

The exhibit a the New Brunswick Free Public Library is part of the New Brunswick African-American Heritage Committee’s celebration of Black History Month, which also included a panel discussion on February 21 led by professors, lawyers, and teachers about racism and African American history.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—On February 8, in a room full of political leaders, community figures, and local residents, Kevin McEvoy was sworn in as the 31st mayor of East Brunswick.

McEvoy, a former schoolteacher, is stepping in to complete the eleven months left on David Stahl’s term, who resigned on January 13 after seven years as East Brunswick’s mayor to accept a municipal judgeship in Woodbridge.

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