Around NJ

Pet bobcat may be allowed back at New Jersey home

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman in southern New Jersey may get her pet bobcat back if she builds a pen to contain it. Rocky got out of Ginny Fine's Stafford Township home on March 25. Fine found the 38-pound, 3-year-old in a ...

Christie to speak at Rowan graduation

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address to Rowan University graduates next month. The university will also bestow honorary degrees to Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Donald Norcross. ...

Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban for Beaches, Boardwalks

The Assembly has passed a bill banning smoking on all New Jersey beaches, boardwalks and state parks. The Senate will take up the measure next.

NJ school placed on lockdown; no weapons found

WEST PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Police say no weapons have been found at a northern New Jersey school that was placed on lockdown Wednesday following reports that a student had brought a gun into the building. West Caldwell Police Chief Michael ...

Rutgers Dance Marathon Benefits Kids Cancer Foundation

More than 1,200 Rutgers University students participated in a 30-hour dance marathon and raised more than $620,000 for Embrace Kids Foundation, which helps better the lives of children with cancer.

Students seek tuition freeze at Rutgers

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — About a dozen students called on the Rutgers University Board of Governors to consider freezing tuition. It costs in-state students more than $13,000 in tuition and fees at attend New Jersey's flagship university. The ...

Conference Promotes Awareness of Child Neglect and Abuse

Child advocacy center Wynona's House hosted the first national summit on child abuse and neglect in New Jersey.

Residents Concerned Bayonne Bridge Project Could Cause Problems

The Port Authority's project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is causing noise, dust and vibrations that have nearby residents worried.

Man sentenced under NJ human trafficking law

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who admitted to running a high-priced prostitution ring has been sentenced to a decade in prison under the state's new human trafficking law. Percival Williams of Edison was sentenced Monday in state ...

As Rutgers transforms, philosophy gets a boost

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University is getting $3 million for a new professor of philosophy. The position will become the first humanities faculty job to be funded with a $27 million pledge made three years ago to create named faculty ...