Reporter at New Brunswick Today

Molly O'Brien started writing for New Brunswick Today as a freelance reporter in February 2013.

Molly writes stories on government, arts, free events, bilingual events, education and more.

Molly graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in French Linguistics and Linguistics, where she also studied Writing and Journalism. Molly also graduated Rutgers Law School.

She is open to any suggestions for stories or tips. You may contact her via text at 732-743-8993.

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VIDEO: NBPD Investigating Incident Where Woman Forced to Ground by Three Cops

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A video posted to the internet on June 10 shows a woman being forced to the ground by three city police officers near the intersection of Easton Avenue and Condict Street.

Police on the scene told bystanders to "Get back, I don't want to knock you over," as the woman was taken down by officers and arrested.

Members of the crowd shouted "Assault on a black woman," and "Look at what he did," as the woman was being held down by officers on the sidewalk.

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Silent Auction to Benefit CASA of Middlesex County

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—A silent art auction and live classical performance to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Middlesex County, will take place at Pino's on Saturday May 30 at 8pm.

CASA of Middlesex County is a nonprofit currently looking for volunteers to start free training in Fall 2015 and is just one branch of a national organization that advocates for the needs of foster children in court.

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Speakers Connect Palestine to American Police State at Rutgers PCRF Gala

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Just weeks before the state of Palestine was recognized as an official member of the International Criminal Court, several speakers at a sold-out event in New Brunswick compared the struggle of its people to the tension between police and civilians in the United States.

On March 12, members of the Rutgers chapter of the Palestinia Children Relief Fund (PCRF) successfully raised over $5,500 at their annual Spring Gala.

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Holi Day Festival of Colors Celebration at Public Library

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Spring is here!

And as usual, the New Brunswick Free Public Library will celebrate the coming of the season with a fun and traditional Holi celebration, on Saturday, March 28.

The library is located at 60 Livingston Avenue and the event is free and open to the public.

Holi is an annual celebration, an Indian tradition that is now celebrated all over the world.

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Harry Connick Jr. Show Breaks Record as Highest-Grossing Event in State Theatre History

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—During what was the highest-grossing performance ever in State Theatre history, Harry Connick Jr. and his band of ten musicians fired up the stage and kept Mardi Gras alive.

The evening was lively and playful, as Connick danced and engaged in banter with audience members.

The February 22 show coincided with the 2015 Academy Awards, but that didn't stop the sold-out crowd of about 1,800 from packing the house.

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Rutgers Students and Factory Collapse Survivor Arrested During Protest of Clothing Company

SEACAUCUS, NJ—On March 12, at the headquarters of the clothing company The Children's Place, 27 activists were arrested after demanding compensation for the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse on April 23, 2013.

Several of these activists were students at Rutgers University, and members of the Rutgers Chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops Local 109 (Rutgers USAS).

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