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

November 19, 2017

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 ...

Hillsborough Confronts Realities of Drug, Alcohol Abuse

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Drunk and behind the wheel, 19-year-old Eavan Jenkins lost control of her car doing 96 mph, veered across three lanes of traffic on Route 80, went off the road and crashed into a tree.

She remembers waking up – “there was glass, blood everywhere.”

Wracked with pain, still in a stupor, she reached across the console of the wrecked, crumpled car to her ...

Somerville HS Marching Band Wins 3rd Place in NJ State Championship & Yamaha Cup

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band finished their 2017 competition season with 3rd place finishes at both the Yamaha Cup held at MetLife Stadium, and the NJ State Championships at Rutgers University.

Their fall schedule included 3 additional competitions in which they finished in 1st Place, winning all captions.

The color guard earned the caption of ...

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 ...

Cranbury Township Committee Race Too Close To Call, 33 Votes Separate Candidates

CRANBURY, NJ - With just 33 votes separating Township Committee candidates, Republican Nancy Witt and Democrat Matt Scott, and the absentee ballots not yet counted, the outcome of Tuesday's race for the seat currently held by Township Committeeman Susan Goetz remains to be seen.

Speaking prior to the election, on Candidates' Night, Goetz said that, with her professional retirement, she ...

South Brunswick: Incumbents Win Big, Mehta Takes Open BOE Seat

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was a huge night for incumbents in both the municipal and Board of Education races.

Democratic Mayor Christopher Killmurray and Democratic Township Councilman Ken Bierman easily won their seats against Republican challengers John O’Sullivan and Julie Ferrara by a 2-1 margin in the special municipal election.

Killmurray was appointed mayor earlier this ...

Rutgers student government to look at line between First Amendment and hate speech

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amidst a slew of bias and hate speech incidents in the past week, the Rutgers student government will be holding a town hall to better understand the difference between free speech and hate speech.

The town hall, hosted by the Rutgers University Student Assembly, is aimed at taking a closer look at where the line rests, as well as the implications that the First Amendment ...

Swastika found painted outside Rutgers dining hall

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A  Nazi swastika was found gratified on the outside of Stonier Hall​, near the Brower Commons dining hall, over​ the Halloween weekend, university officials confirmed.

The latest incident comes less than a week after​ W​hite supremacist recruitment posters were found across campus, and while a food science professor was ​accused of sharing dozens of ...

Hillsborough HS Raiders Marching Band Struts Off with First Place in State Competition

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough High School Marching Band continued its dominance in the prestigious statewide competition sponsored by US Bands, winning first place at the annual event Friday night at Rutgers University in Piscataway.

It is the third 1st-place finish for the Raiders in the past four years; last year, the band finished second.

HTHSMB competed against ...

"Music for a Cause" Concert Supports Americans in Need of Disaster Relief

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In response to the disaster relief necessary in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, EBHS Senior Bryan Tong, who has brought honor and distinction to himself and the school district's music program, will play a benefit concert for the American Red Cross.

The East Brunswick Arts Commission is proud to announce its "Music for a Cause" concert. On Sunday, October ...

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Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum’s New Exhibit Remembers New Jersey During WWI

November 9, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Explore how New Jersey and its residents were affected by and helped the war effort during World War I through a new exhibit, Over There, Over Here: New Jersey During WWI.

The exhibit will open with a special celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at Middlesex County’s Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum, located at 1225 ...