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Somerville: What’s Up There? Take the Second Floor Tour Sunday, Feb. 25

February 25, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime residents, local historians and others concerned with the future path of the borough’s redevelopment will take a stroll along Main Street at 2 p.m., Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25  to look skyward and gaze at what’s above their heads.

“Second Story Somerville” a guided tour led by historian Bill Lawton, will look above the ground floor ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

GOP Political Analyst Bill Kristol Speaks at Rutgers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University/New Brunswick will host national political analyst William Kristol for a public lecture titled “Our Country, the Constitution and Conservatism.” on Monday, Feb. 12 beginning at 7 p.m. at Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, 100 George St.

Kristol will answer audience questions at the conclusion of his ...

New Brunswick Community Chips in for Lifetime Resident, Activist With Many Hats

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A longtime local resident and community activist, Brian Gardner​,​ has worn many hats as he’s found ways to be involved with the city.

Soon after graduating high school, he found a job as a maintenance worker at the New Brunswick Free Public library, where he worked his way up to children’s services, where he mentored hundreds of youth.

And then five ...

Charges against Senator Menendez to be dropped

According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright:

“From the very beginning, I never wavered in my innocence and my belief that justice would prevail. I am grateful that the Department of ...

PHOTOS: Scenes and Signs from Local Residents at Women's Marches in Morristown and NY

MORRISTOWN, NJ, and NEW YORK, NY - The Women's Marches that drew women, men and children to the streets of towns and cities around the United States and beyond on Jan. 20 also brought out many area residents, with a number of them joining a crowd of 15,000 in Morristown.

"I found the whole experience to be extremely positive, inspiring and uplifting," said Basking Ridge ...

Meet 'Alesi,' a 13-Million-Year-Old Ancestor, at Rutgers Geology Museum

 

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 13 million years ago, a distant ancestor of modern apes and humans suffered an untimely death on the arid landscape of northern Kenya.

Last year, a Rutgers scientist helped bring its tiny skull to light, filling in a huge gap in the evolutionary record.

And on Saturday, Jan. 27, members of the public are invited to come face-to-skull with that ancestor, ...

Lower Tuition Under Murphy? Not So Fast, Rutgers Pres. Says

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, following his inauguration last week, ​ticked off a list of lofty goals and​ progressive​ proposals for the state. 

Yet allies and opponents have shown skepticism, or at least questioned, his vision for New Jersey

Rutgers President Robert Barchi made himself no exception, during ​a start-of-the-semester kick-off address at the Rutgers ...

Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist​s​ on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other.

The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with ​its ​river, in the​ ...

Ocean County Freeholders Firmly Against Drilling Off the New Jersey Coast

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Board of Freeholders are strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation..

The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 planning areas — 19 sales off the coast of Alaska, seven in the Pacific region, 12 in the Gulf ...

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