NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On September 13, the city's Planning Board unanimously approved the extension of the Rutgers Chi Psi fraternity house at 114 College Avenue.

The fraternity expressed an interest in expanding the house to include a new entrance that would offer an accessible ramp to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The addition would be constructed along Bartlett Street, behind the existing structure that has stood on College Avenue since 1872, and it would also add 10 new beds to the facility.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On July 26, Superior Court Judge Douglas K. Wolfson rejected the notion that thousands of properties in New Jersey worth more than $500,000 could be classified as affordable housing.

It was just one of many questions at issue in a high-stakes case that played out in the Middlesex County Courthouse over the past year.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Dean James Hughes of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University is stepping down from his position at the end of the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.

On August 17, Rutgers students were informed of this announcement by Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor Richard Edwards.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On July 6, the New Brunswick City Council voted 4-0 to authorize a commitment of $1.49 million dollars in Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) funds to a new housing project for the homeless near the Schwarz-Robeson public housing complex.

The City of New Brunswick previously supported the Zebra Way housing project by pledging $450,000 in federal "HOME" funds prior to the City Council meeting.

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