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New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

7-27-14
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question smoldering on New Jersey's beaches as the state awaits a decision by Gov. Chris Christie on a bill that would greatly restrict lighting up on the sand. A bill passed in June ...

App tells the story about Seaside’s Sandy recovery

7-25-14
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A new GPS-based app is telling the story about the damage done by Superstorm Sandy to Seaside Park and the work that continues to get back to normal. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1rS6wWI ) that the "Boardwalk Stories ...
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NJ Sponsors House Unaccompanied Child Immigrants

7-25-14
Federal officials have sent about 1,500 unaccompanied children picked up by Border Patrol to stay with sponsors in New Jersey.

Various organizations helping immigrant kids in NJ

7-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Several New Jersey organizations are working to assist an estimated 1,500 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been picked up entering the United States illegally in recent months. The Department of Health and Human ...
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NJ Ranks Sixth in Blueberry Production

7-25-14
New Jersey ranks sixth in the nation for blueberry production. It produced 50.2 million pounds of blueberries in 2013, valued at $56.8 million.

Big family hit by Sandy to share lottery winnings

7-25-14
BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — With 17 siblings, the Endreson (EHN'-dress-uhn) family was already well-known in the New Jersey shore area by sheer numbers alone. Their public profile rose even more this week when they hit New Jersey's Pick-6 lottery ...
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Hot Air Balloon Festival, Music Festivals in NJ This Week

7-25-14
The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening July 25 to 31.

US places 1,504 undocumented children in NJ

7-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More than 1,500 unaccompanied children who entered the country illegally have been placed with sponsors in New Jersey so far this year. New federal data released Thursday shows 1,504 unaccompanied children were placed in New ...
Dorothy "Dot" Calimer. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Muehling.

82-Year-Old Cologne Resident Received Salute to Senior Service Award

7-24-14
Dorothy "Dot" Calimer received the Home Instead Senior Care Networks' Salute to Senior Service Award for the impact that she has had on the lives of many people throughout Atlantic County through her years of volunteer work.

Showboat casino workers protest planned closing

7-24-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of workers at Atlantic City's Showboat casino are staging a rally to protest its planned Aug. 31 shutdown. The workers are chanting and waving signs in an attempt to help swing public opinion against the casino ...