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'Hurricane' Carter, boxer and NJ native, dies at 76

Rutgers NFL alums Brian Leonard and Jamaal Westerman respond to Julie Hermann's comments

nj.com — Jamaal Westerman, a 29-year-old former Rutgers linebacker, doesn't think he's any different than most of his peers. Westerman, who is preparing for his sixth season in the NFL, isn't a financial donor to the athletic department. But Westerman took exception to comments by Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann that former football players "don't seem to give back."
RT @BrendanPrunty: Good on Brian Leonard and Jamaal Westerman standing up to their AD on behalf of young RU NFL alums. Strong words: http:/…
Good on Brian Leonard and Jamaal Westerman standing up to their AD on behalf of young RU NFL alums. Strong words: nj.com/rutgersfootbal…
Brian Leonard and Jamal Westerman, two of the classiest Scarlet Knights, respond to Julie Hermann's comments. nj.com/rutgersfootbal…

Bruce Springsteen in Charlotte: Plays multiple requests, opens show with a rarity

nj.com — Bruce Springsteen began his Saturday show at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C, with a song he had never played with the E Street Band before: "Iceman." "Iceman" is an outtake from "Darkness on the Edge of Town" in 1978. It was on disc 1 of the "Tracks" box set from 1998.
RT @Stan_Goldstein: Bruce Springsteen has a HOT show in Charlotte Saturday. Multiple requests, opens with a rarity. Set list, details: http…
Crazy @Springsteen show tonight in North Carolina: nj.com/springsteen/in…. Looking forward to Mohegan Sun x 2.
Here's the #Springsteen setlist. Apparently the opener, Iceman, was a REAL rarity. nj.com/springsteen/in…

Chris Christie gets a boost - from Democrats: Moran

nj.com — Gov. Chris Christie sauntered across the stage at his town hall meeting Tuesday, one hand in his pocket, looking as self-assured as a career executioner who was about to swing his favorite ax one more time.
RT @tomamoran: .@GovChristie gets a boost --- FROM DEMOCRATS who are back in love with the unions. nj.com/opinion/index.…

Giants Offseason Program: 5 questions to be answered when it begins Monday

nj.com — Finally, the doors to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center open to the Giants players. So do the doors to the coaches' offices. The Giants' nine-week offseason program begins Monday with the first of its three phases. This is the two-week Strength and Conditioning portion of the spring.
Happy Easter to all that celebrate. And if you feel like reading, here's 5 questions for #giants in offseason program nj.com/giants/index.s…

Chris Christie's NJ budget proposal slashes funding for cancer research

nj.com — TRENTON - New Jersey's leading cancer research organization faces the loss of about a third of its funding in Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget, provoking criticism from those concerned by the cut of $10 million in state subsidies.
RT @SusanKLivio: Chris Christie's NJ budget proposal slashes funding for cancer research bit.ly/1jjuWBR
RT @SusanKLivio: Chris Christie's NJ budget proposal slashes funding for cancer research bit.ly/1jjuWBR
Chris Christie's NJ budget proposal slashes funding for cancer research bit.ly/1jjuWBR

Zach Venesky, three-star Pennsylvania offensive lineman, commits to Rutgers

nj.com — Archibald (Pa.) offensive lineman Zach Venesky committed to Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood Saturday, while on an unofficial campus visit. Venesky, who will play offensive guard for the Scarlet Knights, walked us through Saturday's events. "I went to practice with my mom and my dad," said Venesky, the 6-4, 280-pound junior.
RT @TodderickHunt: Zach Venesky, three-star Pennsylvania offensive lineman, commits to #Rutgers #RFootball #CHOPNation #B1G http://t.co/xcP…

Watch: Rare video of Action Park's dangerous waterslide

nj.com — Action Park in Vernon provided thousands of kids with stomach-turning thrills in the 80s and 90s. Its name, however, also became synonymous with tales of injury and even death. Perhaps no ride has more urban legends than the Cannonball Loop. According to Deadspin, the ride was open for only one month in the Summer of 1985.

Christie should back off state ethics agency: Editorial

nj.com — The State Ethics Commission was created to help keep public officials honest. Given the ethically challenged nature of our governor's office, about the last thing we need is Chris Christie stocking it with his political cronies. The reason is obvious: Bridgegate.
.@davidsirota I'm sure Christie's ethics commission will get to the bottom of this. nj.com/opinion/index.…