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Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

August 1, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Tevlin Murder Case Ends in Life Imprisonment; Family Speaks Out

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly four years after 19-year-old Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin, a 2013 graduate of Seton Hall Prep, was gunned down on Walker Road in West Orange by a man who recently pled guilty to six charges, including charges of first-degree terrorism and murder, Ali Muhammad Brown was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Ronald ...

Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer a Free Ride

BRANT BEACH — The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to ...

"Eggs-actly" What They Need: Easter Bunny Delivers Socks for US Troops Overseas

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas.

The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to Somerville Friday afternoon down Main Street, carrots in one hand, holding on to ...

Turning Anger into Action: East Brunswick Holds a Vigil for Parkland

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 400 East Brunswick residents, teachers, students, and parents attended a vigil on Sunday night to express their grief for the loss of life in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.  Three teachers and 14 students were killed by a single shooter.  14 others were wounded.  The event has resonated with students across the country, driving youth ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Alumni Join in Unity Video

PARKLAND, FL - Former students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and others joined in a video expressing support to current students still reeling from the Valentine's Day slaying of 17 people, including 14 students, at the school.

The video was directed by MSD alumnus Ryan Blitzer, who graduated from the school five years ago. It includes videotaped messages of encouragement from ...

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The East Brunswick #NeverAgain Vigil

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Sunday, February 25th at 6:30 pm on the EBHS football field, the Township of East Brunswick will host a vigil to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and those of prior school shootings and to show our commitment to the safety of our school community. 

On February 14, which was both Ash Wednesday and ...

Newark Makes Amazon's Top 20 Finalist List for New HQ

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon has just announced that 20 cities are finalists for its second headquarters and Newark was among those making the cut.

This decision comes several weeks after New Jersey lawmakers approved a legislation to attract Amazon's second corporate headquarters to Newark, presenting the company with nearly $5 billion dollars in tax break incentives to lure the that could ...

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