Rutgers President Barchi Backs Off Climate Pledge, Shifting Blame to Student Newspaper

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers University administration’s commitment to cut net carbon emissions completely by 2030 lasted about four days, and officials still can’t get their stories straight.

While hundreds gathered to call for immediate action to combat the climate crisis, just a few blocks away, Rutgers’ outgoing President Robert “Bob” Barchi was cracking jokes at the expense of students in a Senate meeting and backtracking on a commitment his administration had made in his name earlier that week.

During a question and answer period following his speech, Barchi appeared to contradict his own administration’s prior statements, and it was clear he was dismissive of the reporting of the school’s student newspaper.

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Voters Deal Another Blow to Edison Mayor, Effectively Killing His Privatization Deal

EDISON, NJ—In a special referendum election, voters in Edison overwhelmingly approved a citizen-initiated ordinance to protect their water and sewer utilities from further privatization.

More than four out of five voters approved the new law that will effectively prevent a massive privatization scheme targeting the Township’s sewer system, and much of its drinking water service.

The ordinance came before voters on September 10, capping off a saga that has already seen massive political upheaval over the proposed deal.

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White House Journalist to Speak at Annual NJ Parent Summit in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Project Ready, a non-profit organization, will have author and White House journalist April Ryan as the keynote speaker for their 4th annual New Jersey Parent Summit.

Being held at The Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, this sold-out event is expected to have 300 people in attendance.

From August 2 to 4, parents, guardians and the community will join in leadership training, a wide range of workshops as well as networking opportunities.

Ryan’s keynote speech is scheduled for Saturday evening, during the “Parents Gala Awards,” according to the conference agenda.

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