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Rutgers grapples, at town hall, with fine line between hate speech and First Amendment

November 3, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amidst a rash of bias and hate speech incidents on campus in the past week, university officials and the Rutgers student government hear​d​ from students ​about potential hate groups on campus.

The town hall, hosted November 2 by the Rutgers University Student Assembly, also served as a chance for university officials to draw a line between hate speech and ...

City temporarily eases restrictions for feral cat caregivers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city will temporarily adopt a set of more humane means for how its officials will handle the local feral cat population, while it continues to review an alternative method which doesn’t involve euthanization.

Animal control officers have been instructed to not pick up stray cats, unless they’re visibly sick or injured, or pose a public health threat, said ...

Rutgers looks to confront slave-owning past, renames 3 different sites after former slaves

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers dedicated three sites in its campus to African Americans who were involved with the university’s history, in an effort to reconcile with its’ slave-owning past.

One of the sites, the apartments at The Yard @ College Ave, formerly known as the College Avenue Apartments, were dedicated to slave abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who as a child, was owned by ...

City looking at more "humane" method to curbing feral cat population

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local officials are looking at an alternative method to keeping down the feral cat population without euthanization.

Known as trap-neuter/spay-return, the approach entails trapping feral cats, after which they are sterilized, vaccinated against rabies, and then returned to the colony from which they were taken.

“Trap and kill does not work, it cannot keep up ...

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 23, though the flyers have been removed across campus, university officials said.

The organization has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law for its alleged white supremacist views.

Identity ...

New Jersey Audubon and PSEG work to protect Newark’s bird population

It’s 8 a.m. on a Wednesday morning in downtown Newark, and Michael Rodgers, a seasonal field biologist and survey technician for the City of Newark, has already been at work for close to two hours.

He carries a large bag and a knapsack on his back as he prepares for the next leg of his journey in search of dead or injured birds.

Already, Rodgers has found and bagged five dead ...

DACA renewal deadline for undocumented residents coming Oct. 5

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Oct. 5 is the deadline for undocumented immigrants to renew their DACA status, a program which protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

DACA, short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an Obama-era program which allows those who entered the country illegally as children to obtain work authorization and a temporary halt on ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

2 Days, 2 Babies; Denville Cops Welcome Newborns in Burger King Lot

DENVILLE, NJ – The parking lot of the Denville Burger King served as a makeshift maternity ward for local police who helped deliver babies there on two consecutive days last week, cops said today.

The first incident took place at 7:24 p.m. Sept. 8, police said. They said patrol officers went to the Burger King in response to a call about a woman going into labor.

“The expectant ...

Authorities Still Hope to Find Man Who Went Missing 33 Years Ago

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Authorities are still hoping somebody will come forward with information about a Montville man who disappeared 33 years ago, they said today.

Thursday, Sept. 7, marks the 33rd anniversary of the disappearance of the man, Edward DuBarry, then in his mid-thirties, from Montville, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. The office, in a statement said police and ...

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