NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–A non-profit city-based community organization formed in 2009 to bring makers, hackers, and tinkerers together to share ideas and knowledge, is hosting a robot-building contest.

Fair Use Building and Research (FUBAR) Labs' "Fubacon 2016" will take place on Sunday, October 23 at FUBAR Labs, 100 Jersey Avenue, Suite B-103.

Based on Japan's Hebocon competition, Fubacon 2016 is a robot sumo event in which two individually designed and built robots battle one another in a 40-inch by 20-inch "arena."

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–At its eighth annual awards ceremony, the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative and Sustainable River Collaborative recognized eight individuals and groups for their creative and innovative projects aimed at restoring and protecting the Raritan River and its tributaries.

Founded by Rutgers University in 2009, the initiative aims to bring together governments, businesses, scientists, engineers, environmentalists, and community leaders to restore and protect the Raritan River, tributaries, and bay.

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—Superintendent of Schools Tim Capone, whose short tenure was dominated by controversy, will soon be resigning his position as part of a mutual agreement reached with the town's Board of Education (BOE).

Capone's resignation was announced at a special meeting held Monday afternoon at 5:30 PM, nearly one year to the day since he was hired.  The resignation will take effect on August 31, officials said.

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