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College student killed when car collides with bus

5-3-14
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Rider University student was killed when his car and a school bus collided on a highway near the school's campus in central New Jersey. Eliseo Diaz, a 22-year-old Union City resident, was pronounced ...

Condoleezza Rice decides against Rutgers address

5-3-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided against delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War. Rice said in a ...
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Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Discusses Experiences So Far

5-2-14
2014 Executive Women of New Jersey honoree Dr. Nancy Cantor discusses her experiences from the past four months as the new Chancellor of Rutgers-Newark.

Schools boss says New Jersey class prank overblown

5-2-14
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — The head of a New Jersey school district where more than 60 students were arrested after being accused of pulling a senior class prank says their antics were overblown in the media. Teaneck Superintendent Barbara Pinsak issued ...

Prosecutor: NJ truancy officer was the absent one

5-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to defrauding the state's Board of Education by working a second job during the hours he was supposed to be tracking down truant students. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman ...

Whale washes up in New Jersey, gets graffiti tag

5-1-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A dead Minke whale that washed ashore in New Jersey suffered some further indignity: someone tagged it with graffiti. The whale, which was roughly 12 to 15 feet long, was discovered Thursday morning below Atlantic City's ...
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Courage to Connect NJ Director: Towns and School Districts Are Consolidating

4-30-14
Courage to Connect NJ Executive Director Gina Genovese says that municipalities and school districts have been consolidating and that more may occur.
Students and performers at the 2013 Autism NJ benefit concert. Photo courtesy of Larry Weiner.

‘Jersey Girls’ Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Autism New Jersey

4-30-14
Two local college chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America have planned a benefit concert for Thursday, May 1 to raise money for Autism New Jersey with performances by Garden State natives.

200 protesters march into Camden school meeting

4-30-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — More than 200 teachers, parents and students streamed into a Camden school board meeting to protest a new kind of privately operated school and looming layoffs. Tuesday night's protest was organized by the Camden Education ...

Penn State student from NJ found dead at residence

4-29-14
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student has been found dead in his residence near the central Pennsylvania main campus. State College police said 22-year-old Darren Stafford of Princeton Junction, N.J., was found by friends on Tuesday ...