PISCATAWAY, NJ–The Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory invites the public to enjoy a free night of viewing the night sky through a 20-inch optical telescope three times each month.

Visitors are able to enter the dome located at the top of the Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory and view the stars and planets using the featured telescope.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On Saturday, April 30 from 10am-4pm, Rutgers University invites New Jersey residents of all ages to join in the annual Rutgers Day celebration.

As part of the yearlong celebration for the university’s 250th anniversary, all three campuses–Camden, New Brunswick and Newark–will host interactive programming and activities for those who attend.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On April 15 and April 16, the New Brunswick Free Public Library (NBFPL) will be hosting their annual book sale at their location at 60 Livingston Avenue.

The Library’s book sale is an annual event that takes place each April, and is organized by The Friends of the New Brunswick Public Library, an organization whose mission is to “encourage library awareness, promote use of the library, and encourage reading and life-long learning."

Last year, we asked our readers to submit questions using a new online platform called NBToday Listens.  One anonymous reader asked us, "Why is alternate side street parking a thing?"  Here is our answer.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city of New Brunswick uses a system known as "alternate side parking," which requires residents and visitors to refrain from parking vehicles one half of each street for a few hours every week, according to the times posted on signage around the city.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On April 2, Piscataway-based radio station 90.3 The Core invites students and other local residents to attend their 5th annual music festival, this time at the Rutgers University Cook Student Center at 2:30pm.

The event, " Corefest," will take place at 59 Biel Road where students may purchase tickets for $10 with Rutgers ID and regular tickets will be sold for $15. 

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On March 23, the Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) invited Thailand native Noi Supalai to speak on behalf of her unacceptable experience working for a Nike-owned factory.

USAS is the “Rutgers chapter of a national grassroot movement that runs campaigns to build power for the working people,” as stated on their Facebook page.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On February 16, Tangila Jordan gave her brother Willie Napier the ultimate gift, her kidney. The surgery took place at 7:30 a.m. at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

Napier was 15 years old when he was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes which has led to the recent failure of his kidney and pancreas.

It was approximately a year ago that Napier was informed that he needed a kidney transplant and it was then that the siblings discovered they were a match.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On February 11, community organizers and residents gathered for the ribbon cutting of Dina's Dwellings, a community complex in downtown New Brunswick that offers permanent and supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence.

This project was organized and created by Town Clock Community Development Corporation, led by Reverend Susan Kramer-Mills of the First Reformed Church.