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Essex County man found dead after shooting near Feaster Park

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Feaster Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

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

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 ...

City looking to redevelop underutilized park

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city is looking to renovate and beautify Feaster Park on Commercial Avenue, an area which officials say has been historically underused.

Feaster Park has a “passive design,” according to Glenn Paterson, the city's planning director. That is, the park emphasizes open space rather than recreational equipment or programming.

Sitting along Commercial ...

Rutgers unions unveil demands for new contracts as negotiations set to begin this winter

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A group of Rutgers’ largest unions have unveiled their demands for the 2018 contracts, set to expire this coming summer and cover 20,000 of the university's unionized employees.

The ​union ​demands call for affordable health care, pay equity, job security, the right to organize and a more welcoming campus. The largest percentage of the school’s employees are ...

$2.5 billion mixed-use project approved for Raritan River waterfront

SAYREVILLE, NJ -North American Properties (NAP), a privately-held, multi-regional real estate operating and development company with properties across the United States, recently announced “Riverton,” a 418-acre, shovel-ready waterfront redevelopment on the Raritan River, in a joint venture with New Jersey-based PGIM Real Estate.

In what is considered the largest mixed-use project ...

Family of RU student, suicide victim, starting ​fund for financial hardships

EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos ​are courtesy of the Selfo family.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The family of a Rutgers student who took her own life ​in ​early November has set up a GoFundMe ​campaign ​to help weather the financial burdens ​that have followed her death.

Rutgers ​pharmacy major Irisa Selfo, age 20 of Fair Lawn, passed away on November 6. She left behind her ...

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