NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A petition to New Brunswick's paid sick leave ordinance that was meant to go to ballot in November has been withdrawn.

Advocates within the New Brunswick community had called for the petition to be withdrawn because it excluded temporary workers, who are a large part of New Brunswick's economy.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers Office for Diversity and Scholarship in the Sciences (ODASIS) began thirty years ago through the efforts of Dr. Francine Essien, a Black Rutgers biology professor.

She worked six or seven days a week, called students over winter break to encourage them, and was often the "anonymous donor" whose donations came in when money for books and stipends dwindled.

PISCATAWAY, NJ—Over 2,200 people raised over $300,000 dollars for children with special needs at the Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation's tenth annual "Walk 'n' Roll." 

The walk took place at Johnson Park in Piscataway on May 21.

Many participants wore hats to commemorate the theme, "Hats Off!" and all enjoyed a free carnival following the walk.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On June 3 and 4, Hub City's George Street Playhouse will be presenting free performances of R.N. Sandberg's dark comedy "Terra Incognita."

The newest play from StoryWorks production company is free to the public and starts at 8 p.m. both nights.