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Rutgers Student, 19, from Colts Neck, Struck and Killed By Suspended Driver

Cory Aufiero, social media photo

NEW BRUNSWICK– Cory Aufiero, 19 of Colts Neck, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:30 Friday evening after being struck by a vehicle driven by David Stewart, 36, of Somerset, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the investigation by the New Brunswick Patrolman Sean Cahill and the Middesex County Prosecutor’s Detective David Abromaitis, Stewart was driving a 2011 Nissan Sentra and traveling west on George Street near Albany and Somerset Streets. Aufiero lost his footing and stumbled onto the street where he was struck by the vehicle.

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Posted: October 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Rutgers Student, 19, from Colts Neck, Struck and Killed By Suspended Driver

Rutgers investigates suspicious package in parking deck

assetcontentNEW BRUNSWICK — Authorities at Rutgers University are investigating a suspicious package in a campus parking deck, and advising students to avoid the area Monday morning. According to a tweet from the university, students and visitors should avoid the Douglass Parking Deck and surrounding area. A University spokesman said Monday morning at about 9 a.m. that… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News, War on terror | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Rutgers investigates suspicious package in parking deck

President Obama to speak at Rutgers commencement

assetContentPISCATAWAY a U.S. President Barack Obama will speak at Rutgers University’s 250th anniversary commencement, the White House announced Thursday. The announcement comes more than two years after Rutgers President Robert Barchi wrote to Obama asking him to speak to the graduating class. This year’s graduation ceremony is on May 15 at High Point Solutions Stadium in… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Rutgers | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. Muslim leaders strongly condemn terrorist attacks in Paris

assetContent (19)PISCATAWAY — Muslim leaders from around New Jersey gathered at Rutgers University Tuesday morning to issue a statement condemning “on the strongest possible terms the barbaric terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in Paris.” “Islam is against terrorism and does not condone or provide any justification, whatsoever, for such despicable acts,” the statement said. “There is no… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Monmouth County 4H members to participate in State goat show

These Kids Will Grow Up To Be Milk Producing Dairy GoatsFREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County 4-H goat club members Nicole Cary and Rebecca Carmeli-Peslak, of Millstone, will represent Monmouth County at the New Jersey State 4-H Goat Show on Aug. 20 at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fairgrounds in Ringoes.

The Monmouth Livestock Club 4-H members will join nearly fifty New Jersey 4-H members and exhibiting 137 goats in Meat Goat, Dairy Goat, Fiber Goat and Showmanship Classes.

“The State 4-H Goat Show is an annual event that offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to compete at an advanced level and meet other 4-H goat project members from around the state, “ said Roberta Hunter, County 4-H Agent. “This educational and competitive event promotes the 4-H goat project and sportsmanship among the participants.”

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Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County 4H members to participate in State goat show

“Snooki’s Law” Advances In NJ State Senate

Snooki-IIIA bill inspired by “Snooki’s” 2011 appearance at Rutgers that paid the Realty TV star $32,000 to advise students to “study hard but party harder” was advanced through the Senate Education Committee today.

Sponsored by Sen. Joe Kyrillos, S-703 decreases costs and increases transparency at higher education institutions by requiring colleges to publish an online breakdown of student fees and allow students to decline certain expenses.

“The growing cost of pursuing higher education is staggering, with many New Jersey students struggling to foot the bill and finish their degrees,” said Senator Kyrillos (R-Monmouth). “College students and their families should know exactly what they’re paying for, before their money is taken. By offering them the chance to opt-out, we are giving students the opportunity to create and pay for the college experience they want, instead of forcing them to pay for frivolous events that do not contribute to the quality education that they deserve.”

S-703 requires all higher education institutions to publish a full breakdown of student fees on the web. The fees must be sorted into categories, including “student managed entertainment” and “capitol improvement.” The bill would allow students to affirmatively opt-out of student-managed entertainment fees.

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Posted: June 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Snooki | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on “Snooki’s Law” Advances In NJ State Senate

Study finds dramatic jump in heart attacks after Superstorm Sandy struck

Downtown HIghlands Monday morning during Hurricane Sandy2
Superstorm Sandy ripped houses from their foundations, reshaped the Jersey Shore and shuttered countless businesses in October 2012, but now researchers at Rutgers University tell of another devastating consequence: It increased the rate of heart attacks and stroke among people grappling with the disaster, leading to many additional deaths. In one of the first studies of… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Study finds dramatic jump in heart attacks after Superstorm Sandy struck

Christie Nominates Prominent National Democrats To Rutgers Board Of Governors

Susan McCue. photo via Message-Global.com

Susan McCue. photo via Message-Global.com

Governor Chris Christie this morning nominated two distinguished Rutgers Almuni to serve on the University’s Board of Governors.

Susan McCue,  of Alexandria, VA, is the President of Message Global, a public affairs firm she founded in 2008 after serving as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from 1999-2007.

“One of the nations’s top political strategists,” according to her website, McCue co-founded and co-chairs Reid’s Senate Majority PAC.  She is on the board of American Bridge 21st Century SuperPAC, with whom she shares her Washington, DC office space, according to the NY Times .

American Bridge has a page on it’s website that features videos of Christie.

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Posted: December 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Rutgers | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie Nominates Prominent National Democrats To Rutgers Board Of Governors

Former Gov. Tom Kean to replace Condoleezza Rice as Rutgers commencement speaker

Former Gov. Tom Kean to replace Condoleezza Rice as Rutgers commencement speaker (via NJ.com)

NEW BRUNSWICK — Former Gov. Tom Kean will replace Condoleezza Rice as Rutgers University’s commencement speaker, the school announced today. Kean will deliver the address at the May 18 ceremony at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. Rice,…

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Posted: May 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Rutgers, Tom Kean Sr, Uncategorized | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Tolerance takes a beating at Rutgers

By Joe Schilp

Joe Schilp

Joe Schilp

As a Part-Time Lecturer for 5 years at Rutgers University, I was looking forward to attending my first Commencement Ceremony later this month, particularly to hear guest honoree, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  But today, Secretary Rice withdrew from Commencement following a protest at Rutgers featuring 50 students.  On a campus that has over 55,000 students, 50 students represents just 0.001% of the student population, and those students were between the ages of 8 and 12 during the Iraq War, about which they were protesting because Rice was a National Security Advisor during the run-up to and beginning of the war.

Clearly, these students have been coached.  And clearly, they are misguided.  Aside from the fact that Secretary Rice did not “lie” about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (the internet is littered with quotes from Democrat Party leaders droning on about the presence of WMD’s that were made both before and after Bush was elected president; were they lying, too?), the war resolution passed in Congress listed over a dozen reasons for authorizing war.

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Posted: May 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Rutgers | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »