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Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Involvement in University Cyber Attack

December 14, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on December 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Student Activists Disrupt Rutgers Board of Trustees, Call for Minimum Wage Increase

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of students activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees December 12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage.

Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” Others hel​d​ up signs which ​simply ​read ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Rutgers Professor Faces Disciplinary Actions Over Dozens of Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers microbiology professor is facing a myriad of disciplinary actions, including possible suspension without pay, following allegations that he shared dozens of anti-Semitic posts on his Facebook page.

Michael Chikindas, a microbiology professor at the food science department, can no longer teach required courses or serve at the Center for Digestive Health in the ...

Rescue Dog Flies to New Jersey for Surgery and to Seek New Year’s Home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A 7-month-old rescue dog will earn his wings this Sunday as Home for Good Dog Rescue flies him to Morristown for a surgical procedure that will save his leg from amputation.

Kingsley, a purebred English Springer Spaniel, and 15 other dogs from Home for Good Dog Rescue’s Aiken, SC rescue facility will board the plane of New Jersey pilot Thomas Callahan to land ...

79 Arrested in Massive Child Pornography and Trafficking 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 ...

New Jersey sports bar to pay $57K to former employees, following wage theft suit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick sports bar has agreed to pay $57,500 to six former employees, following a wage theft lawsuit that went on several years, according to a release from New Labor, a local worker’s rights group.

The lawsuit, filed by former employee James Gerard, accused World of Beer of violating state and federal minimum wage laws, according to a federal lawsuit ...

African-American Clergy Responds to Vandalism Incident at Morristown Churches

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The African America Clergy Association of Morris County stands in unity in light of the recent vandalism that has taken place against five of the churches in the community.

With the racial climate as it is in our country and recent acts of violence and killings nationwide in houses of worship, the clergy expressed great concern and fear of many who attend church on a ...

Feeding the Community at Paterson's Eva’s Village

PATERSON, NJ- While Kathy Gray has long desired to volunteer in her community “life was happening,” limiting her time to make the sort of meaningful contribution she desired.

But for Gray, who has spent her entire life living in and around Paterson, the recent addiction struggles of an acquaintance, and her pending graduation from Pillar College with a degree in psychology and ...

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

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 ...

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