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Hub City native, longtime boxer, facing off for global title in Atlantic City this Saturday

November 18, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story.

Jorge was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township and North Brunswick, before finally settling down in Somerset some years ...

City looking to redevelop underutilized park

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city is looking to renovate and beautify Feaster Park on Commercial Avenue, an area which officials say has been historically underused.

Feaster Park has a “passive design,” according to Glenn Paterson, the city's planning director. That is, the park emphasizes open space rather than recreational equipment or programming.

Sitting along Commercial ...

Family of RU student, suicide victim, starting ​fund for financial hardships

EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos ​are courtesy of the Selfo family.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The family of a Rutgers student who took her own life ​in ​early November have set up a GoFundMe ​campaign ​to help weather the financial burdens ​that have followed her death.

Rutgers ​pharmacy major Irisa Selfo, age 20 of Fair Lawn, passed away on November 6. She left behind her ...

City fire department dons pink and blue shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Once again the city fire department is selling blue and pink shirts this year in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Shirts are $20 each and proceeds will benefit local breast cancer awareness and support groups. Anyone interested in purchasing a shirt can call the fire department headquarters at (732) 745-5254.

“Many members of our fire department have ...

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Children’s Specialized Hospital Welcomes New Facility Dog

November 18, 2017

New Brunswick, NJ – Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) in New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, became the only children’s hospital in New Jersey with a facility dog on staff. An official welcome party was hosted on November 16 for Burton, a 20-month-old golden retriever who will be a full-time employee of CSH.

Staff members and patients gathered for cake in ...