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NJ law will let retired coaches return earlier

7-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Retired New Jersey high school athletic coaches who want to continue coaching will be able to do so without having to wait six months and risk affecting their pensions. A law signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday was ...
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NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit with $70M Fund

7-30-14
The NCAA has agreed to create a $70 million fund to help diagnose brain injuries in student athletes after a class action lawsuit.
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FDU PublicMind Poll Exec. Director: Most in NJ Support Death With Dignity Act

7-30-14
FDU PublicMind Poll Executive Director Krista Jenkins says that many in New Jersey are supportive of the Death with Dignity Act, which would allow for assisted suicide in certain circumstances.

24 Albanians graduate from National Guard school

7-30-14
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's National Guard has trained 24 soldiers from Albania to become officers. They graduated from the state's National Guard Officer Candidate School during a ceremony in Lawrence on Tuesday. Officials say it's the ...

Court approves Christie’s pick for Rutgers board

7-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A court has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie had the right to appoint his choice of members to a Rutgers Board of Governors in 2012, despite a legal objection from the president of the state Senate. Tuesday's appeals court ...

Ex-teacher sentenced for student sex assaults

7-28-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey high school teacher who sexually assaulted two 16-year-old male students is now headed to prison. Middlesex County prosecutors say 25-year-old Jaclyn Melillo of Sayreville received a four-year state ...
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HGH Use on the Rise for High Schoolers

7-25-14
According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, more high schoolers are reporting using synthetic human growth hormone.
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Mason Gross Gives High School Actors the College Experience

7-25-14
High schoolers participate in the Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

NJ man sentenced in fatal college party shooting

7-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student from Virginia. The Essex County prosecutor's office says Marcus J. Bascus was sentenced Thursday after pleading ...

Feds launch investigation into Newark schools

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating after parents alleged that Newark's school re-organization plan discriminates against black students. The U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights says it is investigating whether ...