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State Requests Permission to Pay Workers Affected by Sudden Closure of Temp Agencies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Authorities have requested that the owners of two staffing agencies shut down last week agree to allow the government to pay wages owed to the companies' hundreds of workers from their bank accounts.

The assets of Olympus Management Services and AM Professional Services were frozen, after state investigators abruptly shut them down last week without warning, and its owners were arrested on fraud charges.

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New Brunswick Temp Agency Owners Facing Up to 20 Years in Prison on Fraud Charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— The longtime owners of several temporary agencies in New Brunswick and other communities were arrested on first-degree charges, during raids executed on February 3.

The owners of the agencies, a Milltown couple named Andres and Jenny Minaya, is charged for allegedly hiding more than $30 million of income, underreporting the number of employees their company outsourced, insurance fraud, and filing a false tax return.

If convicted, the couple faces up to 20 years in prison.

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Rutgers Pharmacy Student From Pennsylvania Passes Away

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Aniesh Patel, a 22-year old fourth-year Rutgers pharmacy student died on January 13, one week before he was set to return to campus for another semester.

Aniesh Patel was a graduate of Methacton High School in Lower Providence, Pennsylvania.  At Rutgers University, Patel was completing his fourth year as a pharmacy student in a five-year program at the Rutgers Ernesto Mario School of Pharmacy.

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Memorial Held For Rutgers Student Caitlyn Kovacs

PISCATAWAY, NJ—A memorial for Caitlyn Kovacs, a Rutgers student who passed away last month, has been scheduled for Saturday, October 11, from 2-5pm at the Busch Campus Center on Bartholemew Road.

Kovacs was a popular sophomore at Rutgers, pursuing a major in Animal Science, and also had many friends from her hometown of South Brunswick, where her parents reside in the Monmouth Junction section.

Kovacs graduated from South Brunswick High School, where she was a journalist with the school newspaper, "The Viking Vibe."

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Rutgers Students Raise $22K to Kickstart Turkish Towel Company

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Last month, a group of Rutgers students launched an online campaign to raise $10,000 to launch a company called PSTML, which aims to connect a small village in Turkey to consumers all over the world.

But the group was pleasantly surprised when they surpassed that fundraising goal just four days into the one-month campaign, which was hosted on the popular fundraising website Kickstarter.com.

All together, the fundraiser brought in $22,386 from 332 supporters.

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