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Rutgers president addresses controversial bias incidents, says they're protected by ​First ​Amendment

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi stood by his affirmation ​of​ the First Amendment, saying those ​protections ​extend to ​the recent rash of ​anti-Semitism on campus.

At the November 16 student government town hall, Barchi​ noted the protections to incidents such as the anti-Semitic posts allegedly shared on the Facebook of a food science professor, the ...

Rutgers receiving $34M art donation and $10M endowment, its largest gift ever,

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University is receiving a prestigious art collection valued at nearly $34 million, its largest single donation ever, the university announced on Thursday.

The collection comprises 17,300 pieces of Soviet nonconformist art, given to the university by Nancy Dodge, the widow of economist and art collector Norton Dodge.

Rutgers will put the works on display at ...

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 ...

In Westfield, Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Gives Updates on One-Seat Ride

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Chairman Peter Palmer spoke about the possibility of a one-seat ride on the train line during peak hours at the RVRC meeting held Monday morning at the Westfield Municipal Building.

“The news is not good,” Palmer said.

According to Palmer, in order to gain any progress on the one-seat ride initiative, Penn ...

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 Tuesday, 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 ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Murphy and Guadagno Join “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief”

NEW BRUNSWICK - In a rare move, the two leading gubernatorial candidates have come together to voice support of a statewide charity designed to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

“New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” is sponsored and spearheaded by the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey and leaders of New Jersey's half-million-strong Puerto Rican ...

A Kaleidoscope of Visual and Performing Arts Converge in Somerville Sept. 14-17

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A marriage of the visual arts and performing arts will be consummated over the next four days, extending west to Flemington and east to New Brunswick, a kaleidoscope of sound, color, motion, and expression unrivaled at any other time of the year, with thousands of music and art lovers expected to visit and partake of the smorgasbord .

Joining forces are the Central New Jersey ...

5K Run to Benefit Matthew Tarentino Family Celebrates Somerville Police Officer's Legacy

SUMMIT, NJ - The sun was out and so were more than 900 runners, celebrating the life and legacy of the late Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino and the sense of community he both nurtured and engendered.

The inaugural "Making a Difference 5K," presented by Overlook Medical Center was a lab slide of everything Tarentino worked so tirelessly, as the face of ...

Hunterdon County: Annual Balloon Festival Lifts 'Up, Up And Away'

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ - The annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning officially launched early Friday morning with a sneak peak for members of the media and amateur photographers.

With a couple hundred cameras clicking, some 20-30 hot air balloons inflated, and some even took to the air, early Friday morning as the morning fog burned off the fields inside Solberg ...

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