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Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City Closes

5-8-14
Because of a lack of funding, the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City has been forced to close. Officials hope community support will help reopen the facility.

Employees of NJ university victims of ID fraud

5-8-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of employees at a New Jersey university say their identities were stolen by someone who filed federal tax returns in their names. Union leaders at New Jersey City University tell The Jersey Journal ...

New Jersey lawmakers move bill on campus assaults

5-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has advanced a bill that would make colleges pay $50,000 fines if they fail to report student-on-student sexual assault allegations. Reporting is already required. But the bill's sponsor, ...

Parents protest crossing where 3 children were hit

5-8-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Parents and children are demanding safer crossings after three children were struck walking home from school by a vehicle driven by New Brunswick's fire director. They plan to attend Thursday night's Middlesex County ...

NY library shelves revamp, won’t move 1M books

5-7-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has abandoned its $300 million plan to revamp its flagship midtown Manhattan building and move 1.5 million books to New Jersey. Library president Tony Marx said Wednesday that library officials and New ...

Georgian Court president planning to step down

5-7-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The longtime leader of a private Catholic university in southern New Jersey is planning to leave her post. Sister Rosemary Jeffries announced Wednesday that she will step down next year as president of Georgian Court ...

UMaine-led offshore wind project loses key grant

5-7-14
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine-led offshore wind pilot project has failed to a win a key $47 million grant from the federal government. The Department of Energy said Wednesday that the Maine Aqua Ventus project was selected as an ...

More room found for students at sold-out prom

5-7-14
BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — There should be room enough for everyone at a New Jersey high school's prom after all. Bordentown Regional High School's interim superintendent Joseph Miller says Wednesday that Adventure Aquarium has made space ...

Texas Tech invites Rice as commencement speaker

5-6-14
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech University has invited ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to take her pick and speak at summer, fall or 2015 graduation ceremonies after protests against her planned appearance at Rutgers University. Chancellor ...

Ex-teacher admits touching, texting student

5-6-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A fired West Central High School teacher in Morris County has admitted sexually touching and texting a 15-year-old female student. Thirty-one-year-old David Scheck of North Brunswick pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal ...