NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city's Fire Director Robert Rawls pleaded guilty today to careless driving in connection with a crash that injured three New Brunswick children on May 6.

The courtroom at South Brunswick's Municipal Building played host to the case, due to a perceived conflict of interest due to Rawls role in Mayor James Cahill's cabinet.  Friends and family of the victims, as well as several television news cameras were on hand for the case.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On July 11, Middlesex County residents were permitted to bring five file boxes or 100 pounds of paper each to be shredded at the New Brunswick High School. 

The unique event, held in the morning, served as an opportunity for those with bank statements, receipts and even junk mail, to dispose of them securely.

The Middlesex County Solid Waste Management is holding paper shreddings in 20 municipalities this summer.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Public School Adult Learning Center awarded 214 graduates with diplomas at their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 25.

The ceremony was held at New Brunswick High School and marked the 34th year that ALC has worked to help adults in the city achieve their education goals.

Among the students, 30 enrolled in the C.A.R.E.S. High School Program (Creating Alternative Routes to Educational Success), which awarded them high school diplomas.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—When a smart, quiet senior at New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School approached Alecia Bardachino to talk about college decisions, Bardachino was surprised because the girl had always been shy.

The brilliant senior had just been accepted to the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, a liberal arts program, but wanted to pursue her interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

The student felt that there was no one close to her who could give advice.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers students who find their 80-minute classes too long will be able to attend a different kind of lecture this year: one that spans eighteen minutes and addresses a single topic of concern to the modern world.

Based on the "TED talk" model, the short presentations are named for the Technology, Education, and Design conference started in 1984.

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OCEAN CITY, NJ—With a platform of "Empowering Today's Youth Through Arts Education" and a talent of dance, Cierra J. Kaler-Jones won the 2014 Miss New Jersey competition on Saturday, June 14.

She was officially crowned at Ocean City Music Pier after a week-long competition. 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Officials announced on May 21 that a housing inspector suspended for allegedly using a racial slur to describe Assistant City Attorney Charly Gayden will be returning to work on June 5.

Ronald Bellafronte, suspended for three months without pay since March 5, will resume his employment with the city following a decision by the city's hearing officer, Patrick W. Foley

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