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Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

Panel Discussion in Sparta: School Consolidation Complex and Costly

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Wednesday to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation.  More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association, according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement.

The through discussion of topic hit both sides of the issue.  “Some say it is a ...

Gillette, Millington, Bedminster Residents Among Those Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Rutgers suffers "data breach," of 1,700 students' info

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The ​academic information of 1,700 Rutgers students was exposed during a “data security incident” on November 8 and 9, university officials confirmed.

No one’s Social Security number, address or financial information was leaked, according to university spokesperson Neal Buccino.

Instead, the affected students, all in the Department of Computer ...

Firefighters Escort Santa, in the Nighttime Firefighters Parade in Somerville this Weekend

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa will return to the borough again this weekend, escorted into town by hundreds of firefighters from Somerville and fire departments throughout the state.

The VI annual Nighttime Firefighters’ Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, begins at 6 p.m. down Main Street, featuring fire trucks, first aid rigs and other equipment decorated for Christmas and the ...

Rutgers Leaders to Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

The committees, comprised of policy experts ...

Somerville Reference Librarian Jim Sommerville Closes the Book on  43-Year Career

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - After 43 years of poring through books, microfilm and old newspapers, pondering questions and finding the answers, Jim Sommerville, senior reference librarian at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Somerville branch, is retiring.

“If there is anything to be known about this town, he knows it,” said Mayor Brian Gallagher at Monday ...

Coaching Virginia Tech Lacrosse Paige Petty

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - It has been suggested that coaching is the language of learning and transformation. Whether on or off the playing field or court, good coaching changes the way we perform. Great coaching changes the way we think. 

Whether working with NFL athletes, some of next season’s draft hopefuls, or the area’s rising female athletes, Brian Martin has built a ...

Swastika found painted outside Rutgers dining hall

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A  Nazi swastika was found gratified on the outside of Stonier Hall​, near the Brower Commons dining hall, over​ the Halloween weekend, university officials confirmed.

The latest incident comes less than a week after​ W​hite supremacist recruitment posters were found across campus, and while a food science professor was ​accused of sharing dozens of ...

White supremacist recruitment posters found across Rutgers campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students have reportedly been finding flyers for an alleged white supremacist group, Identity Evropa, across campus since the morning of Monday, October 24, though the flyers have been removed across campus, university officials said.

Rutgers junior Christopher Leet posted two videos detailing a flyer on the ​campus​ EE bus, which read “Black Lives Don’t ...

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