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High-Tech Gadgetry Fuels the 35th Anniversary of the World Series of Birding

April 6, 2018

BERNARDSVILLE – For any real competitor, there’s the ultimate competition: think the Final Four. Or the Super Bowl. Or the biggest cucumber at the state fair.

For birdwatchers, the not-to-miss event is the annual World Series of Birding, to be held Saturday, May 12. It’s a proud New Jersey exclusive.

Individuals and teams fan out across the state for a ...

Scientific Diving Class Opens Doors for Rutgers Undergraduates

NEW BRUNSWICK - Breathing through their Scuba gear, Ailey Sheehan and her classmates dropped a new and improved lionfish trap – a hinged net that will help scientists study that invasive fish in the Caribbean – into the dive pool at Rutgers.

Sheehan, a junior marine science major, discovered the opportunity to help design, build and conduct underwater testing of the ...

New Jersey Audubon to Celebrate 35 Years of the "World Series of Birding"

Anyone involved in the “World Series of Birding” agrees: It sure is an exhilarating way to spend 24 hours.

Just imagine, at the stroke of midnight, joining your friends in a New Jersey marsh, or field, or beach, or wherever, to begin an all-night, all-day journey to see or hear as many bird species as possible within the 8,732 square miles of New Jersey.

This treasure hunt ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Indonesians Taking Sanctuary in Highland Park Church to Return Home

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Three Indonesian Christians taking sanctuary in a Highland Park church will be able to return home, after a federal judge issued an order halting their deportation.

Late Friday night, U.S. district judge Esther Salas issued a temporary restraining order to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, preventing them from moving forward with any deportation ...

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

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 ...

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