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Civil rights groups want Michael Brown mural back

11-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two civil rights groups in New Jersey are calling for the restoration of a mural in Trenton that featured Michael Brown, the black Missouri teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer. The mural had been ...

3 kids rewarded for honesty in south Jersey

11-25-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three children in southern New Jersey have learned it pays to be honest. Thirteen-year-old Ricky Cote, his 9-year-old sister, Bella, and 6-year-old brother, Robby, found $180 in cash in a parking lot in Galloway ...
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Newark’s Malcolm X Shabazz High School Sees Improvements

11-24-14
Since Gemar Mills became the principal at Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, the school has seen improvements as proficiency scores have increased.
The West Orange United FC TOPSoccer members. Photo Courtesy of Perry Bashkoff.

TOPSoccer Youth Program Allows Athletes with Disabilities to Participate

11-24-14
In West Orange, Lou Mignone started the TOPSoccer chapter in order for athletes with physical and mental disabilities to have a chance to participate in sports.

Group to take over Helmetta animal shelter

11-24-14
HELMETTA, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been given receivership of a central New Jersey animal shelter that has been quarantined. The borough council voted for the plan for the Helmetta Regional ...

College buys $219K Chinese conference table

11-24-14
UNION, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Kean University has spent $219,000 for a custom-built, circular conference table that was made in China. The school did not put the project out to bid and picked a company in Shanghai. Kean recently opened a branch ...

New Jersey looks at ‘yes means yes’ college policy

11-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is the latest state to consider requiring colleges to define when "yes means yes" in an effort to stem the tide of sexual assaults. But whether the policy — known as affirmative consent — will reduce sexual ...

Teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

11-22-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A substitute teacher in a northern New Jersey school district is accused of sexually assaulting a student. Passaic County Prosecutors say 21-year-old Linda Hardan, of Prospect Park, is also charged with child endangerment and ...
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National Adoption Day Creates New Families

11-21-14
Families in New Jersey finalized adoptions as part of National Adoption Day.