Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Alexandra Kelly, a recent Rutgers University graduate and up-and-coming singer-songwriter, will donate a portion of the proceeds from her single "Perfectly Imperfect," to the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
Singer-songwriter Alexandra Kelly, a Fair Lawn native and recent Rutgers grad, recently debuted a new song to raise funds for a local charitable foundation close to her heart. Kelly, who was born Alexandra Kelly Hausner, will donate a minimum of 68 percent of the proceeds from downloads of her song, "Perfectly Imperfect," to the Tyler Clementi Foundation. The Foundation, which honors the life of the Ridgewood native and Rutgers student whose cyber bullying-related suicide in 2010 garnered national headlines, works to promote inclusive and accepting social environments for LGBT youth. "To be able to pair a song that means so much to me with an organization that means so much to me is really amazing," Kelly said. "I hope that through this …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ravi was convicted on bias intimidation and invasion of privacy charges for his role in a series of webcam spying incidents that targeted his gay roommate, Ridgewood's Tyler Clementi
The man convicted of spying on his gay Rutgers roommate was released early from his 30-day jail sentence Tuesday, according to published reports. Dharun Ravi, 20, of Plainsboro, was convicted in March on 15 counts related to a series of webcam spying incidents where he publicized his roommate Tyler Clementi, of Ridgewood, engaged in romance with another man. After serving 20 days in the Middlesex County Jail, he was released Tuesday for "good behavior," according to a report on Northjersey.com. According to CBS 2 News, he also received good news when federal immigration authorities said they would not be deporting Ravi to his native India, where he remains a citizen. Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge days after Ravi …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Ravi plans to waive double jeopardy claims to begin serving jail term on May 31; says his actions were "thoughtless" and "childish" but maintains they weren't borne out of hate or bigotry.
The man convicted in the Rutgers spycam case that garnered international headlines said he would accept the terms of Judge Glenn Berman's sentence. "It’s the only way I can go on with my life," Dharun Ravi said in the statement released through his attorney's office Tuesday. The 20-year-old native of Plainsboro said he will surrender himself to the Middlesex County Correctional Facility on May 31 to begin his 30-day jail sentence, which includes three years of probation as well as 300 hours of community service. Ravi was convicted of 15 charges in March related to spying on his gay Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi and his lover, known only as "M.B." Clementi committed suicide shortly after the separate spying incidents, in which Ravi …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The man convicted of bias intimidation charges related to a webcam spying incident in Rutgers avoids prison and will face three years of probation.
Dharun Ravi, the 20-year-old native of India convicted of spying on his Rutgers roommate's sexual encounters, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation by a Middlesex County judge on Monday. Ravi, of Plainsboro, was convicted by a jury in March of 15 charges related to webcam spying of Ridgewood's Tyler Clementi, a shy musician who committed suicide days after a series of spying incidents in 2010 at the state university. Judge Glenn Berman on Monday morning could have sentenced Ravi to 10 years in prison but opted for a lighter punishment. Conceding attorneys on both sides will likely be disappointed in the sentencing issued, Berman said Ravi's actions were "cold and calculating" and "colossally insensitive." …
Friday, May 18, 2012
For two nights only, the Bergen County Players will present Moises Kaufman's dramatic story "The Laramie Project"
On the heels of the U.S. Justice Department issuing its first indictment under the hate crimes protection law afforded by the Matthew Shepard Act, the Bergen County Players are proud to present a limited engagement of The Laramie Project, written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project. The Laramie Project is a thought provoking, critically acclaimed and emotionally riveting drama about an incomprehensible crime that thrusts a small town into the national spotlight. A portion of the proceeds for this limited run will benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation in Ridgewood. Under the direction of Alyson Cohn, The Laramie Project will be performed only twice at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell on Saturday, May 19 at …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Fair Lawn High School's fourth annual fashion show is on Tuesday, April 3.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Fair Lawn High School students and teachers will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk again this year at the school's annual fashion show. Male and female students, as well as teachers, will take to the runway to demonstrate various styles of attire during the school's fourth annual fashion show, scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 in the D Cafeteria. Proceeds from the show will support Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, whose mission is, "to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated." The decision to support Born This Way comes on the heels of the enactment of New Jersey's anti-bullying law this school year. The law was enacted following the death of 18-year-old Ridgewood native and …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ravi was convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy charges related to spying on Tyler Clementi
In an exclusive interview with The Newark Star-Ledger, Dharun Ravi publicly addressed his recent conviction and the tension that existed during the last days his Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi was alive. Ravi, 20, of Plainsboro, was convicted on 15 counts related to a webcam spying incident of Clementi, who a jury found was targeted by Ravi because he was gay. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge shortly after discovering Ravi had spied on him and invited others to watch. The death of Clementi, of Ridgewood, became a rallying cry in the gay community to address bullying and the danger of technology. In the interview with columnist Mark Di Ionno, Ravi claimed – as his defense team did at trial – that he had no …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Video package including reaction from Clementi's father and former Bergen County Prosecutor predicts how much prison time Ravi will face if the sentence stands
Friday, March 16, 2012
Dharun Ravi targeted roommate Tyler Clementi because he was gay, jury finds.
A Middlesex County jury found Dharun Ravi guilty Friday in the Rutgers webcam spying case that may have led to the suicide of Ridgewood native Tyler Clementi in fall of 2010. Ravi, 20, was convicted on the most serious charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy and faces a possible ten year prison sentence. He could also be deported to India after serving time in prison. The jury agreed with prosecutors that Ravi targeted Clementi, his 18-year-old roommate, because Clementi was gay. Ravi showed little emotion after hearing the jury determine his fate, ultimately convicting him on 24 of 35 charges contained in 15 counts. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge days after discovering Ravi attempted to view …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Dharun Ravi faces a 15-count indictment, which includes hate crime charges, in connection with the death of Tyler Clementi, Ravi's roommate.
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Friday, February 24, 2012