Princeton worker put on leave over medical pot

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist who says he was told to choose between his job and using medical marijuana is on paid leave as the university works to figure out accommodations for his ...

Top SC neuroscientist taking position at Rutgers

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A top neuroscientist from the Medical University of South Carolina is joining Rutgers University as director of its recently founded Brain Health Institute. The New Jersey university announced Tuesday that Gary Aston-Jones ...

Semester starts at Rutgers; new class is largest

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says its new class is the largest ever for New Jersey's flagship public university. Classes begin Tuesday at the state university, including nearly 7,900 first-year undergraduate students. Most of the ...

College trustee resigns in wake of ethics probe

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Another high-ranking official at a northwestern New Jersey community college has resigned in the wake of an ethics probe stemming from a renovation contract. Glenn Gavan decided this week to step down as chairman of the Board of ...

149 graduate from New Jersey State Police Academy

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Police has gained 149 new state troopers. The 154th State Police recruit class graduated during ceremonies in Toms River on Friday. The class started with 200 recruits. The State Police say approximately ...

Christie Announces Sea Wall Rebuild, Answers Questions in Sea Bright

Gov. Christie was in Sea Bright to announce an $8 million project to rebuild a section of sea wall, but also discussed red light cameras and Newark schools.

Debate Over D.A.R.E. Curriculum

D.A.R.E. NJ wants to use a particular curriculum to help students stay drug-free, but D.A.R.E. America has banned it and supports a different learning plan.

Paterson Education Fund Director: School Officials Pleased with New Teacher Contracts

Paterson Education Fund Executive Director Rosie Grant says that school officials are pleased with the new contracts that will begin evaluating teachers for merit pay.

Bricktown police seek school burglary suspect

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking a man who broke into a school in Brick Township and stole $50 and school supplies. Police say a staff member at St. Dominic's School encountered a man wandering the halls on Monday. The man said he ...

Rutgers Joins Big Ten Conference

Rutgers University is joining the Big Ten Conference for athletics, which many say will benefit the school economically.