Freelance Journalism Awards Now Open to Public

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) will open The Arlenes: Books and Articles That Make a Difference and The Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism to the public, marking a change from ASJA’s long-time policy of these monetary awards going exclusively to members.

Kean Men Defeat TCNJ, 88-78, in NJAC Opener

UNION – Senior forward Jonathan Jones scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Kean University men’s basketball team to a 88-78 win over The College of New Jersey in the New Jersey Athletic Conference opener for both team’s on Wednesday evening.

Afghanistan: Digging In

President Obama once said withdrawal from Afghanistan would begin in July 2011 — maybe, conditions permitting. But then he backed off that date. Now NATO, echoing American officials, says security won’t be fully turned over to the Afghan government any earlier than the end of 2014 — again, maybe; the alliance has signed a long-term security agreement with the Afghan president.

New Jersey Observes World AIDS Day

STATE — This World AIDS Day, events are being held statewide to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, remember those impacted by the epidemic and encourage everyone to get tested for HIV, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh said today.