Few were prepared for the size or duration of the superstorm and its surge, but NJ Transit had fair warning. Star-Ledger file photo NJ Transit has come under criticism for leaving trains in rail yards that ended up under water during the hurricane, including Hoboken …

Bruce Riley and Jeff Contino paddle their way to first place in last year’s Cohansey RiverFest in Bridgeton. BRIDGETON — Before Sunset Lake was emptied out by a storm two weeks before Hurricane Irene, the annual Cohansey RiverFest held its kayak race there. Festival goers …

It isn’t easy being mean — but Lisa Lampanelli makes it look that way. Over the past two decades, the self-proclaimed “equal-opportunity offender” became known for her deliberately insulting style of comedy. But after a gastric-sleeve surgery helped her drop more than 100 pounds in …

In a pioneer study published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications, a research team at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC; Portugal), led by Miguel Godinho Ferreira in collaboration with Isabel Gordo, show for the first time that chromosomes rearrangements (such …

President Barack Obama addresses a packed house at the University of Buffalo, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, about college tuition debt.  (AP Photo/Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Shawn Dowd, Pool) Every college graduate struggling to pay student loans and every parent worried about tuition should applaud Oregon’s …

Trenton students left to the wolves I agree with the letters “Our students deserve a safe place to learn” and “Mack or no Mack, Trenton deserves help,” both in The Times Aug. 15. Many have commented about the surrealistic conditions of the Trenton Central High …

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney speaks at Rutgers University after the state’s higher education restructuring act was signed in August 2012.Star-Ledger file photo To the Editor: I have been reading about the debate over the Rutgers University Board of Trustees and I absolutely agree with …

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