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September 7, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Their specialty might be fighting fires, but the city's fire department will switch its focus for a day to recent blood shortages.

The New Brunswick Fire Department plans to host a community blood drive from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at New Jersey Blood Services, according to City Hall. Appointments are available here, though walk-ins will also be accepted.

If ...

New Brunswick's Rep. Pallone to Introduce Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Reducing the high cost of prescription medication was the lunchtime topic at the Piscataway Senior Center on Monday, where Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6) announced his proposed legislation for drug price controls and how the federal government could require drug makers to be more accountable and transparent when it comes to pricing and production ...

Amid a Bloody Summer, New Brunswick Asks How to Stop the Killings

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — From the raised stage of the second-floor Masonic temple on Hale Street, Jose Negron turned his head toward the window. He looked at the very spot where his son was killed almost five years ago.

Joshua Negron was 24 when he was murdered on a late Monday night in November 2012, according to reports. He was shot on the corner of Hale Street and Remsen Avenue at a ...

Rutgers Student Dedicated to “Helping Others” Named EMT of the Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Ryan Houser has been saving lives and caring for the sick and injured since he was 16.

Now the full-time Rutgers University student has been crowned the 2017 EMT of the Year. He received the honor from a professional group called the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and the publication EMS World.

Houser volunteers for the Morris Minute Men EMS, ...

After Shootings, New Brunswick to Host Forum on Violence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Bullets and bloodshed in the city and nearby communities this summer have spurred activists and local leaders into action.

An “emergency” community meeting to attempt to solve the problem is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight, Aug. 17, at the Progressive Lodge, in the second-floor Masonic temple, 186 Hale St. All residents are encouraged to attend and voice ...

Robert Wood Johnson Named State's 3rd Best Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is among the best hospitals in New Jersey, according to a list published by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual rundown ranks the top medical centers in the country and each state. Analysts reviewed hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. They based each score on ...

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