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Local Non-Profit Hosts 10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–A close-knit network of corporate sponsors, volunteers, supporters and community members populated the Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick for the 10th anniversary gala of the Simuel Whitfield Simmons Organization (SWS).

On December 10, this red carpet event raised awareness and funds for the non-profit organization’s scholarship, which provides financial assistance for low-income students pursuing higher education.

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Alternative Folk Band From Hub City Releases New Album

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Within the warm confines of an off-campus house located on Huntington Street, three students, weighed down by the bags of books on their backs, yet, uplifted by the infinite possibility of music, came together to write their very first song “Horizon Fire.”

It was during this meeting during the start of the fall 2013 semester at Rutgers that one of Hub City’s most novel, alternative folk bands was created.

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NBPD Arrests Three in Connection With Fire Behind Frathouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police believe that three individuals intentionally set fire to the area behind 14 Union Street, the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, on November 19 at approximately 7:43pm.

The fire started about 15 minutes prior to the start of the Rutgers vs. Penn State University football game.

According to the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) news release, nine vehicles, a storage bin, and some trash were engulfed in flames.

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Advocates: County Deer Management Program Not Effective

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Middlesex County began its 2016-2017 white-tailed deer-hunting season on November 19.

This will be followed by a six-day hunt on from December 5-10, and will conclude with a "winter bow hunt" on January 1, 2017.

The county-authorized hunting is part the government's "Deer Management Program," which is run in conjunction with the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Division and spans 3,000 acres of land in Middlesex County.

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South River Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting a 14-Year-Old Girl

SOUTH RIVER, NJ—A 25-year-old man from South River, Joseph A. Brown, is currently incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail after being arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a 14-year old girl.

According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) press release, Brown was arrested on November 11, the day after he allegedly had sexual relations with the teenager.

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Carteret Woman Charged in Fatal Beating of 59-Year-Old Man

CARTERET, NJ—Sandra Simon, a 32-year-old woman from the borough, was arrested and incarcerated on November 7, on charges that she fatally bludgeoned 59-year-old Hector W. Torres in his home.

Torres was found dead at 12:03 am on October 11, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO).

His body was found on the first floor of his rented home on Holly Street in Carteret. 

According to the MCPO press release, Torres "suffered blunt force trauma to the head."

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Middlesex County Voters Electing Three Freeholders and a Sheriff

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On a November 8th, citizens across the United States will flock to polling stations not only to decide the nation's next president, but also in many communities, the fate of its county representation.

On the ballot, three candidates each from the Middlesex County Democratic Organization and The Middlesex County Republican Organization will be competing for three seats on the county's Board of Chosen Freeholders.