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At Rutgers, a History of Conservatism Intertwined with Controversy

June 21, 2017

Editor’s note: This story is the fourth in a five-part series on the Rutgers Conservative Union. Through that lens, TAPinto New Brunswick intends to provide a comprehensive look at an energetic year of on-campus activism at New Jersey’s flagship university. The third part is available here.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — As the clock ticked closer to 10 p.m., the ...

A Cold January Night of Dissent at Rutgers New Brunswick

Editor’s note: This story is the third in a five-part series on the Rutgers Conservative Union. Through that lens, TAPinto New Brunswick intends to provide a comprehensive look at an energetic year of on-campus activism at New Jersey’s flagship university. The second part is available here.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — As dusk settled over College Avenue, students and ...

At Rutgers New Brunswick, a Monumental Year in Campus Activism

Editor’s note: This story is the second in a five-part series on the Rutgers Conservative Union. Through that lens, TAPinto New Brunswick intends to provide a comprehensive look at an energetic year of on-campus activism at New Jersey’s flagship university. Read the first installation here.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — This past academic year — or two, depending on ...

A Fiery Year on the Banks: The Rutgers Conservative Union Finds a Voice

Editor’s note: This story is the first in a five-part series on the Rutgers Conservative Union. Through that lens, TAPinto New Brunswick intends to provide a comprehensive look at an energetic year of on-campus activism at New Jersey’s flagship university.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Dylan Marek went to bed an anonymous Rutgers University freshman. He woke up on March 1 to ...

Gov. Christie: Comey Statement Does Not Point to Obstruction of Justice by President Trump

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — Gov. Chris Christie said that he doesn’t see evidence of President Donald Trump obstructing justice through the statements of former FBI Director James Comey.

When asked during a transportation presentation in South Brunswick on June 8 if Comey’s released statements about President Trump asking the former FBI director to “let it go,” ...

Union County's Model Railroad Club Gives Public Free Look at Trains in Action

UNION, NJ — Model train fans are in for a treat on June 10, when The Model Railroad Club waives its Saturday admission fee for the public to view its annual invitational operating session.

The nonprofit railroad club’s sprawling HO scale layout, located at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Centerin Lenape Park, is noted throughout the region for intricate detail and historic ...

Flags on State Buildings to be Lowered to Half-Staff Today to Honor Summit Detective Tarentino

TRENTON, NJ  — N.J. Gov. Chris Christie has ordered all state buildings to fly flags at half-staff today, Monday, June 5, in recognition of the life of Summit Police Detective Matthew Tarentino,who died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on May 31 in Bernards.

“Detective Tarentino was a loving husband, father, son and brother, whose memory will live ...

Hodari, Turtle Back Zoo's Beloved Giraffe, Dies during Dental Procedure

WEST ORANGE, NJ  — Hodari, one of four giraffes at Turtle Back Zoo, has died from complications during a dental procedure.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hodari. On behalf of Turtle Back's staff, we cannot express how great this loss is," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. said. "The Giraffe Exhibit quickly became Turtle Back Zoo's most ...

Fraidy Reiss, Founder of Unchained at Last, to Hold 'Chain In' Today to End Forced Marriages

WESTFIELD, NJ — Fraidy Reiss, founder of the Westfield-based organization Unchained at Last, shares her story of escape from the abusive marriage that her family forced her into, her efforts to help other women escape and her mission to end forced and child marriage in New Jersey and throughout the world.

Reiss shares that Unchained at Last is planning a “chain in” today, ...

Memorial Day Holds Special Meaning For Spotswood Family

SPOTSWOOD, NJ — For many Americans, Memorial Day is a day away from school and work. It's the unofficial start of summer across the United States and means picnics, parades and pool openings. However, for military families, Memorial Day takes on a different meaning especially those who have lost servicemen and women in the line of duty.

That was the case on May 29, when a statue was ...

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