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Centenary University has appointed its first African American president in the institution’s 156 year history. Dale G. Caldwell will start his tenure as the university’s 15th president on July 1, 2023, the university in Hackettstown announced Sunday. “This was an extremely competitive process that began with more than...
Read the NJ.com investigation that helped lead to historic law giving new rights to N.J. temp workers
(Editor’s note: “Invisible workforce: Death, discrimination and despair in N.J.’s temp industry” was published in 2016 by NJ.com and The Star Ledger in partnership with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. The investigation, published in English and Spanish, helped lead to legislation to improve the pay and working conditions for temporary workers.
A former dean at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton has filed a lawsuit against the college, claiming the university president and a top administrator discriminated against him and eventually forcing him out of his job because he is Black and has diabetes. Joseph Youngblood II, of Hopewell, said in...
Flags at state buildings in New Jersey will fly at half-staff Wednesday in honor of slain Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour under an order Gov. Gov. Phil Murphy signed Monday. Dwumfour, 30, was found shot and killed outside her home in the Middlesex County borough Wednesday. The flags will be lowered...
For six years, Gov. Phil Murphy has been hostile to charter schools, blocking expansions even at the very best of them, forcing some charter families to send their kids back into failing and dangerous district schools, and leaving senior charter positions in the Department of Education vacant. Last week --...
A seventh-grade student at Middle School 4 in Jersey City bested a crowded field of top young spellers Saturday to be named champion of the 2023 Hudson County Spelling Bee. Kavya Jakasania, 13, correctly spelled “internecine” (meaning “marked by great slaughter; deadly”) in the 12th round to win the 64th annual bee, which returned to the live stage for the first time since the pandemic began.
Hoopfest raises $100k for scholarships; Bayonne St. Patrick’s Parade grand marshal | Journal Entries
High School Hoopfest raises $100K for inner-city scholarship fund. The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children’s (SFIC) 19th Annual High School Hoopfest raised over $100,000 to fund partial tuition assistance scholarships for underprivileged students attending Archdiocese of Newark schools. This year’s Hoopfest was held in the Roselle Catholic High School...
Temporary workers in New Jersey will soon receive sweeping new protections and rights under a law Gov. Phil Murphy signed Monday, capping a years-long journey for labor and immigration advocates who fought for the legislation despite pushback from business leaders and a bumpy legislative process. Supporters say the “Temp Worker...
Students laughed and chatted with each other as they filed into the bleachers of the Weequahic High School Ronald Stone Gymnasium in Newark on Friday, Feb. 4, for a morning assembly. DJ Storm helped to wake up the room with upbeat music while staff members handed out small signs with the names of famous Black historical figures - Amiri Baraka, Henrietta Lacks, Jesse Owens, Nat Turner and more.
Hoboken established three new roles on its government payroll this year — two social workers to focus on the city’s homeless population and a press officer assigned to public safety related matters — and Friday the city announced who will fill those positions. Marci Rubin, who was...
It is one thing playing a roster full of four-and-five star talents when your team is intact and playing at pretty much peak level. It is another thing completely when your regular starting lineup is reduced by 40 percent and that visiting group of multi-star prospects decides to play as if the intent is to pass along those stars to a more deserving teammate.
A 600 credit score and a system stacked against her are keeping this N.J. mom in a moldy apartment | Calavia-Robertson
Were it not for her low credit score, Shalyce Davis would’ve moved out of her moldy Monmouth County apartment a long time ago. The single mom says she’s tried in vain to find a new place for her and her three-year-old to live. And though she’s “come so close,” in the end that one number — 600 — is what’s keeping her and her son from a better apartment. And a better life.
There are roughly 400,000 people in New Jersey who may soon wake up one morning, twist the tap, and have nothing come out. Home sweet home? Not if you can’t wash, shower, drink, brush, or cook. Not if you can’t put on the kettle or flush the toilet. Nobody deserves to live like that, even if they are behind on their water bill and the utility company has forewarned them about shutoffs.
While New Jersey artists didn’t factor into the 2023 Grammy Awards’ most coveted categories Sunday night, a couple of Jersey-bred artists still managed to add to their trophy cases. Jack Antonoff, the indie and pop-rocker who for the last decade has also built his reputation as highly coveted...
NEW YORK — The Rutgers bus pulls into Madison Square Garden without any fanfare. Security has ensured a safe and quiet arrival, but there’s one heckler banging on the glass door. He’s there to greet the men’s basketball team. He doesn’t wear scarlet. His blue sport coat stands out against the gleaming white charter bus.
The second of two men convicted in the killing of their friend Sarah Stern more than six years ago and throwing her body off a Jersey Shore bridge has lost his appeal. A three-judge panel rejected Liam McAtasney’s attempts to seek a new trial last week, refuting his claims that he was denied a fair trial “due to impermissible indoctrination of the jury” and that there was prosecutorial misconduct.
Historic love letters, Harriet Tubman reenactment, oxtail dinner on the menu for Black History Month at N.J. museum
The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum has a mission to tell the story of the unique culture, experiences, and contributions of the African American community of the Sourland Mountain region in Central New Jersey. The organization has a number of activities lined up this year to celebrate Black History Month.
Hitting the transfer portal key to keeping Seton Hall competitive, Shaheen Holloway’s former coach says
After beating St. John’s Wednesday night at Carnsecca Arena, Seton Hall coach Shaheen Holloway didn’t rest. He and assistant Corey Lowery spent Thursday and Friday recruiting at the Metro Classic at Kean University, and Seton Hall also hosted Top-150 junior guard Tyler Bailey of La Lumiere (IN) on a recruiting visit.
New Jersey health officials on Monday reported another 804 COVID-19 cases and 10 new confirmed deaths as daily cases continue to decline. The statewide rate of transmission is 0.90. A transmission rate of 1 means the number of cases have leveled off, while anything below 1 means the outbreak is declining.
The postseason rolled on with the District 3 tournament taking place during the morning session on Sunday at North Hunterdon.