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Applications to Rutgers Jumps Nearly 10 Percent; Increase from Out-of-State Students

June 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from out-side New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Franklin Township Forced To Turn Over Lawsuit Documents To Online Newspaper

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Somerset County Superior Court Judge ordered the township to turn over documents relating to notification of a discrimination lawsuit to the TAPinto Franklin Township online newspaper, court records show.

"At a time when public confidence in our government and institutions is waning, it is important to restore trust in these institutions,” TAPinto CEO, Mike ...

Belmar Mayor’s Pardoning of Lobster Will Kick Off New Jersey Seafood Festival

BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival tomorrow, Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern wants to show a lobster some love.

At 3:30 p.m. on May 18, he will kick off the annual three-day event by pardoning “Lucky Larry the Lobster” on the Fifth Avenue beach and then releasing it into the ocean … hopefully.

“In my power as mayor, I want to pardon a ...

Rutgers Center Battles Noise Pollution Nationwide

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Eric Zwerling got a call this week from a man was living next to a fitness center, complaining he repeatedly heard the loud thud heavy free weights and medicine balls hit the floor.

The man was recovering from having a pace maker in his chest and wondering of the impact of the noise from the gym.

“I’ve received thousands of calls,” said Zwerling, ...

NJ Autism Rates Continue to Rise, Rutgers Study Shows

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Autism rates in New Jersey continue to rise and lead the nation, according to findings from a Rutgers University study.
 
In a report that examined reports of eight-year-old children, a university study found one in 34 had autism, an increase of 19 from two years ago.

“It is now clear that what we saw in 2016 was just a pause along the way.  It ...

Murphy’s Puerto Rico Relief Commission Looks to Connect Families to Resources

PERTH AMBOY - Stephanie Márquez-Villafañe, president of the student-based Puerto Rican action group Rutgers Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña, offers a sobering assessment of New Jersey’s Puerto Rican student community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the worst hurricane to hit the U.S. territory in recorded history.

"University students have ...

Nutley Police Department: Video Does Not Contain Direct Threat to Nutley Public Schools

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department report that the video that led to Nutley Public Schools being closed did not post a direct threat to any of the township's schools.

Police report that the person responsible for the video has been cooperating with the Nutley Police Department in their investigation. Interviews are on-going, The department is also investigating all ...

Nanny Charged with Abuse of Nine-Month-Old Bernards Infant

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 38-year-old Paterson woman has been charged with abusing a nine-month-old infant from Bernards Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Laura M. Gonzalez of East 22nd Street, Paterson, has been charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth degree child abuse.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s ...

Arrest Made in Morristown Church Vandalism

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Police arrested a man on Sunday in connection with several acts of vandalism that occurred Saturday at five Morristown churches.

Zuri C. Towns, 45, of Morristown was identified as the alleged perpetrator of these crimes. Towns made a statement to police admitting he did indeed vandalize the churches and confirmed he acted alone, local authorities said.

The churches ...

$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 ...

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