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RUTGERS FACULTY AND GRADS VOTE TO AUTHORIZE A STRIKE

March 19, 2019, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEWARK, and CAMDEN, NJ—In a majority vote, 88%, of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty and graduate employee union voted to authorize the leadership to call a strike. If the union goes on strike, this would be the first strike of faculty and graduate workers in the 253-year history of Rutgers University.…

Piscataway Mayor Blasts Rutgers’ Alcohol Sale Proposal

February 20, 2019 – Piscataway Mayor Brian C. Wahler is challenging the proposal by Rutgers University which seeks to sell beer and wine to all ticket holders of legal age at its football and basketball games. “I’m a Rutgers graduate and a Rutgers fan,” Mayor Wahler said.  “However, no one local agreed to let the…

Rutgers Athletics to Expand Beer and Wine Sales

  PISCATAWAY, N.J. (February 20, 2019) - Rutgers Athletics today announced that it will expand beer and wine sales at department-managed venues beginning in the fall of 2019. Revenues from the sales will serve to off-set scholarship costs, which support the State University of New Jersey’s more than 600 student-athletes and exceed $16 million annually.…

Governor Murphy Is Rehearsing Tuesday's State Of The State Address

Governor Phil Murphy is at the Statehouse in Trenton today, rehearsing his first State of the State address which will be delivered Tuesday before the legislature.  Murphy is expected to tout his successes such as re-instituting funding for Planned Parenthood, strengthening New Jersey's already strict gun laws and signing one of the strongest equal pay…

Hostage Situation At UPS In New Jersey

There is an ongoing hostage situation at a New Jersey UPS Mail-Sorting building. Police initially responded to an active shooter call this morning at the building in Logan Township.  NBC News says a man entered the warehouse and fired shots into the ceiling before taking his ex-girlfriend and another person hostage.  There are no reports…

C. Vivian Stringer Coaches Her 1000th Career Victory

It's been 47 years, and now a milestone career achievement! Rutgers Women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer coached her 1000th career victory Tuesday night as RU women beat Central Connecticut State 73-44 at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.  After the game Stringer noted that she's been blessed to have been trusted to coach a…

MENENDEZ HOLDS NARROW LEAD OVER HUGIN IN SENATE RACE

  NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – With two weeks until Election Day, incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez narrowly leads Republican challenger Bob Hugin 51 percent to 46 percent among likely voters in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Menendez’s tight margin stems from the mark his federal corruption trial has left on his reputation,…

Piscataway holds top spot in WCTC Central Jersey Top Ten

With a season-opening rout of Edison, the 1-0 Piscataway Chiefs remain the Number One team in the WCTC Central Jersey High School Football Top Ten.  South Brunswick (2-0) is right behind them; the two will square off Friday night in Piscataway. Below is the Week One Top Ten, with each team followed by record and…

Aretha Franklin Dead At 76

Aretha Franklin is dead at the age of 76. The "Queen of Soul" was born in 1942 and sang gospel music before starting her mainstream career at the age of 18. Her best-known hits include "Respect" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." She won more than a dozen Grammys and sold 75…