Rob Jennings,

Rob Jennings

Jersey City, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Rob:

N.J. now has a learning center dedicated to wrongful convictions, unidentified remains

The new Ramapo College Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center will offer a 15-week course starting in February 2023. → Read More

N.J. man, 78, overcomes hardships to finish NYC Marathon in honor of late wife

Jon Auty finished the race in 8 hours. → Read More

N.J. man, 78, running the NYC Marathon as the last chapter in a decades-long love story

“Whether I walk it, run it, or crawl it, I’m bound and determined to do this,” said Jon Auty, who says he's running to honor the memory of his "absolutely perfect" wife. → Read More

These 11 districts are asking N.J. voters to approve major school upgrades

The projects, totaling $398.7 million, would include new school additions, cafeterias, gyms, upgraded sports fields and other projects. → Read More

Rutgers lifts mask mandate, again, over objections of some professors

The latest rule change — which went into effect nearly two weeks ago — comes as Rutgers and union officials are awaiting a final decision by the state Public Employment Relations Commission. → Read More

Will professors keep their jobs when 2 N.J. colleges merge? Union raises alarm about job losses.

Bloomfield College and Montclair State University announced their merger last week, but no job guarantees were made to faculty and staff. → Read More

3 rescued after jumping from sinking boat

All were unhurt and rescued about a half-mile from land, authorities said. → Read More

Halloween trick-or-treating won’t be on Oct. 31 in these N.J. towns. Here are the new dates.

Toms River and neighboring towns are among the municipalities telling trick-or-treaters to go out on the weekend this year, instead of Monday. → Read More

Bloomfield College is merging with Montclair State. Here’s its new name.

The merger, which is scheduled to be completed next year, will help save Bloomfield College. The financially-troubled school previously said it might close. → Read More

N.J. professor wins $800K ‘genius’ grant

Princeton University math professor June Huh is among the 25 MacArthur Fellows for 2022, announced Wednesday. → Read More

See comedian’s epic comeback after beer is tossed at her at N.J. club

Police are reportedly investigating the incident, which happened Saturday night in Point Pleasant Beach. → Read More

Princeton U. may sever ties with 90 fossil fuel companies

All 90 companies are being given the opportunity to appeal, Princeton officials said. → Read More

Rutgers brings back partial mask mandate after professors file complaints

Rutgers students will again be required to wear masks in libraries. They also must wear face coverings in classrooms at the professor's request. → Read More

Voters in 11 N.J. school districts to cast ballots on $611M in bonds

The largest of the spending proposals in the special school referendum election on Thursday is in Cherry Hill. → Read More

N.J. school district offering $92K salaries to lure retired teachers back to the classroom

A new state law allows retired teachers to fill "critical" open teaching jobs while continuing to collect their pensions. → Read More

County worker fighting for a comeback after losing both legs in N.J. road construction accident

Supporters of John Esposito, 31, are holding a fundraiser Saturday to help cover the cost of his recovery. → Read More

6 couples celebrate long-awaited weddings in their Jewish faith

The marriages under Jewish law involved couples joined by civil union in the former Soviet Union, where religious freedom was severely restricted. → Read More

N.J. school district offers $7,500 signing bonus to fill 135 teacher jobs

Paterson is looking to fill 135 vacant teaching positions and is offering the bonus for new teachers who stay for two years. → Read More

N.J. university averts strike after professors reach deal on new contract

The tentative agreement must be approved by Rider University's trustees and the full union. → Read More

We know this famous ‘Godfather’ scene was filmed in N.J. park. But where?

A half-century later, "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli" remains among New Jersey's best-known movie scenes. → Read More