Sunday, April 14, 2013
Annual event Saturday showcased east Ferry Street in an eco-friendly way
Hundreds attended the second-annual Ballantine Green Festival Saturday, an eco-friendly community celebration held at the site of the former Ballantine brewery in the Ironbound. Vendors selling environmentally friendly products, students and staff from Ironbound schools, as well as musical acts such as the Meletrix Jazz Band were all at Saturday’s event, which was sponsored by the Ironbound Community Corp. There was also an “Eco Village,” where residents were able to drop off electronics and batteries for recycling, as well as partake in a host of exciting environmental demonstrations. Other groups taking part include the Greater Newark Conservancy, Urban Renewal Corp. and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development. The Ironbound …
Monday, April 8, 2013
NJTV to air 'Anatomy of A Scandal' online at 7 p.m. Watch it here on Patch.
Join NJTV tonight at 7 p.m. for "Rutgers: Anatomy of a Scandal." Anchored by Mike Schneider, the managing editor of "NJ Today with Mike Schneider," the network’s news team will examine the Rutgers University sports scandal that is making headlines across the country. Through interviews and news clips, "Rutgers: Anatomy of a Scandal" will analyze the controversy surrounding former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice. Rice’s actions have led to his dismissal, the resignation of other university staff, including Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, and an FBI extortion investigation.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Hours after his resignation as Rutgers athletic director, Oakland resident Tim Pernetti called Friday a "sad day for a lot of people."
Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday. “It’s a really sad day for a lot of people, including me and my family,” Pernetti said outside his Oakland home Friday. “I always have and I always will — no matter what — want what’s best for Rutgers.” In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. The news of Pernetti’s resignation comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. More from Patch:
Tim Pernetti, 42, was first appointed to lead the athletics program at Rutgers in 2009.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., Friday: Tim Pernetti has officially resigned. In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. Embattled Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is out at Rutgers. The news comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Sources told ESPN Friday that Pernetti had been forced out as A.D. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. Ramapo Athletic Director Ron Anello said that the scandal hit home because of Pernetti's local connections. "I …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has surfaced in which Rice yells abusive and profane language, and shoves and kicks players.
Gov. Chris Christie was "deeply disturbed" after viewing a video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice using abusive language, shoving and kicking Rutgers University basketball players during practices. According to a report on NJ.com, the 40-minute video was the basis for Rice's three-game suspension and $50,000 fine in December. The tape has drawn widespread condemnation for Rice's use of gay slurs directed at his players. Rutgers showed the tape to reporters on Tuesday after learning that ESPN plans to air footage of the tapes this week. The video covers practices that occurred between 2010 and 2012, according to a report on ESPN.com. "Governor Christie saw the video today for the first time and he is obviously deeply disturbed by the …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Law expected to take effect July 2013
Gov. Chris Christie today signed into law the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Act, which would merge most assets of the University of Medicine and Dentistry with Rutgers University. “This is a transformative day for higher education in New Jersey. After decades of politics getting in the way of a desperately needed rethinking and restructuring of our higher education system, we have again come together in a bipartisan way to put our state;s students, our long term economic viability and our future generations first,” Christie said in a statement. The legislation was approved by state lawmakers June 28 and was awaiting Christie’s signature. Under the law, which would be implemented by July 1, 2013, the Rutgers School of Biomedical …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Judge sentences former Rutgers student to 30 days, and a $10,000 fine.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center, 300 hours of community service, three years probation and a $10,000 fine by a Superior Court judge in New Brunswick on Monday. Ravi, 20, remained emotionless during the sentencing, his hand clasped to his mouth, while Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman explained the sentencing. The fine is to be paid to a state-sanctioned organization that assists victims of bias crimes, Berman said. Ravi must also attend counseling programs that address cyber bullying and alternative lifestyles, Berman said. Both Ravi's attorneys and the state plan to appeal the sentence, and have 10 days to do so. Earlier this month, the prosecution made a request for a maximum prison …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Dharun Ravi targeted roommate Tyler Clementi because he was gay, jury finds.
A Middlesex County jury found Dharun Ravi guilty Friday in the Rutgers webcam spying case that may have led to the suicide of Ridgewood native Tyler Clementi in fall of 2010. Ravi, 20, was convicted on the most serious charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy and faces a possible 10-year prison sentence. He could also be deported to India after serving time in prison. The jury agreed with prosecutors that Ravi targeted Clementi, his 18-year-old roommate, because Clementi was gay. Ravi showed little emotion after hearing the jury determine his fate, ultimately convicting him on 24 of 35 charges contained in 15 counts. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge days after discovering Ravi attempted to view …