Raritan Valley college, teachers agree to new contract

By Mike Deak

BRANCHBURG – Faculty members at Raritan Valley Community College will be receiving a 2 percent salary increase, plus a one-time $500 bonus, for the 2014-15 school year under the terms of a contract approved earlier this month.

The agreement was reached nearly a year after negotiations began on the one-year contract.

That also means that negotiations on a new contract may begin next month, said Maria DeFillipis, president of the Raritan Valley Faculty Federation.…

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Jasey appointed chair of Assembly Higher Education Committee

By Chase Brush

Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) announced on Friday that he’s appointed Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey (D-27) as the new chairperson of the Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Jasey replaces former Higher Education Chair Celeste Riley (D-3), who left the Assembly this year to serve as the Cumberland County clerk.

Jasey, of South Orange, was first sworn into the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007, and before joining served as a member of the South Orange/Maplewood Board of Education for three terms, including two years as President.…

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