South Jersey teacher accused of sex assault

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in Cape May County are accusing a Middle Township High School teacher of having sex with a student. Authorities have charged 34-year-old Joseph Towns with sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, child ...

Kids Count Report Ranks NJ 8th in Child Well-Being

According to the Kids Count Data Book, New Jersey ranked eighth in child well-being, down from last year's rank of five.

Catholic school changing name amid fewer students

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County's only Catholic high school is changing its name as it deals with declining enrollment. Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River will be known as Donovan Catholic. Principal Edward Gere tells the Asbury ...

Life experiences to count for college credits

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Five New Jersey colleges are experimenting with offering students college credits for showing what they have learned from their jobs and life experience. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced the pilot program Thursday at Thomas ...

NJ teacher sentenced for sex talk with students

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars. He had ...

Janitor blamed for NJ school fire to retire

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The janitor accused of causing a fire that burned down a central New Jersey school has resigned in order to retire. The Edison school board on Tuesday accepted Jerome Higgins' resignation. Board president Veena Iyer tells the ...

Rutgers tuition, fee to rise by about 2 percent

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Tuition and fees are going up at New Jersey's flagship university for the upcoming school year. The Rutgers University Board of Governors voted Wednesday to raise tuition by about 2 percent for the 2014-2015 academic ...

Teens charged in NJ school prank appear in court

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Three former students charged after a senior prank that went awry at a northern New Jersey high school have chosen to enter a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sp71ds) reports ...

Montclair’s Immaculate Conception to stay open

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Montclair's Immaculate Conception High School will stay open after organizers raised nearly $500,000. The Archdiocese of Newark had planned to close the school, which had amassed $900,000 in debt. Development director Celia ...

Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business. Owner Ted Horodynsky tells The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1qGr1o1 ) his signs began to disappear ...