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Drought Warning Issued For 14 Counties in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—For the first time since November 2001, a drought warning has been declared for several counties in the Garden State.

October 21 saw Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin sign an Administrative Order designating a drought warning for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties.

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Strange Rutgers Parking Lot Altercation Leads to Two Arrests

PISCATAWAY, NJ—An NBC news helicopter could be seen flying over Livingston campus as Rutgers police surveyed a crime scene at Livingston campus parking lot on the evening of Friday, September 23.

It had been another strange week at the state university, one began with a bomb scare that proved to be a false alarm on the Douglass campus.

The rest of the week saw heated debate over the cancellation of a school-sponsored tailgate party after video surfaced of the athletic director drinking in front of a crowd of cheering students.

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Rutgers and Harvard Scientists Team Up to Investigate Consequences of Climate Change

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In his 2000 book "The Tipping Point," author Malcolm Gladwell summarized the characteristics of "tipping points" as being contagious and involving a large change that results from small changes and occurs quickly.

However, scientists at Rutgers University and Harvard University do not fully agree with that definition and attempted to clarify the terminology in a study published on July 11 by Earth's Future.

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New Brunswick Tomorrow Announces Jaymie Santiago as New President

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Jaymie Santiago has been announced as the new President of New Brunswick Tomorrow, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of New Brunswick's residents.

Santiago's promotion was effective on July 1, the same day it was announced.

Previously, he served as New Brunswick Tomorrow's Director of Program Operations and was subsequently promoted to Vice President before assuming the role of President.

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Voters Without a Party Can Still Participate in Historic Election

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Voters in the state's June 7 primary elections will see only limited choices on their ballots, but with both of the nation's major political parties suffering from in-fighting, observers across the country will likely be watching how New Jerseyans vote.

US Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the two Democrats competing for the chance to represent their party in the Presidential election, will each appear on the primary ballot here in New Jersey.