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On the Hunt for Records—and Some Magic—in New Brunswick

September 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The interior of Spina Records looks like it could pass for a very over-the-top friend's basement music collection.

Boxes of records fill the room, and more recognizable album covers—from acts like Metallica, The Smiths and Prince—line the walls. Antiques and novelty items, like a ceramic dog and a pair of antlers, fill whatever space is left. And the ...

With Rutgers Ties, Local Popcorn Company Employs Adults With Autism

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People, East Brunswick's venture into "social entrepreneurship," has officially opened its new location on Hart's Lane. True to its motto, "Autism at Work," the staff was preparing dozens of bags of fresh treats to be sold at the first Rutgers University football game, making sure to have enough cookies-and-cream popcorn, which ...

Everything's Bigger at Amazon: Pallone Visits Center Where Robots and People Work Together

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — When you walk into Amazon's 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret, it's difficult to grasp its size.

Sure, the parking lot is bigger than many. And from the outside, the warehouse certainly looks huge. But it doesn't hit you until you head upstairs, walk a path called the “green mile” and come to a balcony overlooking the ...

In New Brunswick, a Celebration of Diversity for the Bottom Line and Beyond

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The hundreds of people who packed Rutgers' College Avenue Student Center on Friday raised their smartphones in the air, squeezing as many folks as possible onto their screens. They were taking selfies—but not your typical one.

The crowd was there to network and drive home the importance of diversity in business, as part of a Statewide Hispanic Chamber of ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

Noted New Brunswick Audiophile and HiFi Haven Founder Dies at 89

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Martin “Marty” Borish, a Rutgers University electrical engineering grad who opened the cult audio shop HiFi Haven in New Brunswick in the 1950s and went on to found NAD Electronics, died last month. He was 89.

Borish met his end after a “quiet and dignified battle with cancer” on July 11. That followed a long and illustrious career in ...

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