July 16, 2015 |
When Erin Donohue lined up to run the 1,000 meters at the Diamond League Grand Prix in New York on June 13, she was not considered a major force in middle distance track - at least not anymore. Dressed all in black, Donohue, who ran the 1,500 meters for the United States in the 2008 Olympics, no longer had a sponsor. Major track meets, world championships and competitions had gone on without her for years. At 32, she was 13 years older than the youngest person on the line, 19-year-old Mary Cain.
July 9, 2015 |
Applications to Rutgers University surged this year, with school officials citing entrance into the Big Ten athletic conference - and the corresponding nationwide exposure - as the major driver for the 11 percent increase in first-year applications. Across the university, Rutgers had 37,459 freshman applications, up from 33,717 in 2014, 33,545 in 2013, and 31,842 in 2012. The increases are spread across the New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses, and mirror a rise officials expect to see in transfer applications by the end of summer.
June 30, 2015 |
It was a murder on the New Jersey Turnpike - stunning violence near the New Brunswick exit. Now, decades after Black Liberation Army leader Joanne Chesimard was sentenced for the 1973 killing of a state trooper, escaped prison, and surfaced in Cuba in 1984, she is first and foremost among the estimated 70 American fugitives harbored there whose apparent flouting of U.S. law is fuel for critics of recent efforts to restore U.S.-Cuba relations....
June 1, 2015 |
Jean Barr was the chief social worker when Dr. Ross V. Speck was the director of the department of social psychiatry at Hahnemann Medical College from 1964 to 1970. "There weren't many that would tackle the kinds of things that he would," Barr recalled. "Who else would go into these communes," in college neighborhoods such as Powelton in West Philadelphia, "and work with kids? "We would go for two or three hours in the evenings and get to know them pretty well," talking about their addictions.
May 29, 2015 |
After a surgical device spread an aggressive but undetected uterine cancer inside anesthesiologist Amy Reed in late 2013, she and her husband launched a campaign to ban electric morcellators. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has gotten involved, according to Reed's husband, Philadelphia heart surgeon Hooman Noorchashm, and Sarah Robinson, a California woman whose cancer was also worsened by the device. Both said Wednesday that they have been interviewed by FBI agents, and believe the FBI is looking into whether manufacturers failed to report deaths and serious injuries to the Food and Drug Administration, as required by federal law. "I had been trying to get the FBI's attention for a very long time," said Noorchashm, a heart surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
May 9, 2015 |
TRENTON - New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney introduced legislation Thursday that would raise the marginal tax rate on income above $1 million, a measure he said would help fund the pension system, but one that almost certainly will be vetoed by Gov. Christie. Sweeney (D., Gloucester) also proposed increasing a tax credit for the poor. Christie, a Republican, cut that credit in 2010 amid a budget shortfall. "No one likes to increase any tax," Sweeney said in a statement, "and it would not be necessary to do so if New Jersey did not rank near the bottom in economic, revenue, and job growth under the Christie administration.
May 1, 2015 |
Gov. Christie said Wednesday that he didn't think a report that a former ally was set to enter a guilty plea in a federal investigation of the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal involves him. At a news conference in New Brunswick, N.J., Christie said he had just seen a Bloomberg News report that a former official with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Wildstein, would plead guilty, and "I don't know exactly what's going...
April 21, 2015 |
JoAnn Williams Bouson fell in love with Latin culture in the 1950s when she spent a college semester as a Spanish-language exchange student in Mexico City. Mrs. Bouson earned a master's degree in education at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico before settling in Willingboro in 1976. From 1977 to her retirement in 2002, she was director of the English as a second language (ESL) program at the Camden campus of Rowan University. In the 1990s, Mrs. Bouson served as president of the New Jersey Teachers of English as a Second Language, a daughter, Marisa Bouson, said.
April 20, 2015 |
Even with his father's history as a boxer and manager in the sport, Dylan Price didn't immediately jump into the ring. He tried his hand at several sports as a youngster, including football. "I was pretty small, about 55 pounds, and was moving up to the 105-pound division," the 16-year-old said. "That's when my dad said to me, 'It's time for you to try something else.' " Price took his first competitive step in boxing when he was 9. "I knew on the first day that it was for me," he said.
April 19, 2015 |
Christian Carto has many fond memories of winning the Golden Gloves 108-pound national title last May in Las Vegas. One of them, however, wasn't those late-night runs following bouts. "I would fight and then I would have to go out and run," Carto (37-5) said. "It was all worth it because of the way things turned out. It was worth it. " That was last spring, when Carto - making his debut at the nationals - emerged as an underdog and earned a 3-2 split decision over two-time USA Boxing 108-pound champion Leroy Davila of New Brunswick, N.J., for the Golden Gloves title.