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NJ Has One Shelter for Every 194 Homeless Individuals

3-19-14
Homeless people in New Jersey can find a place to stay in shelters or use transitional housing programs, but some feel like there's nowhere to go but tent communities.

Report takes on New Jersey’s heroin, pill problem

3-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state panel is offering recommendations on how to combat New Jersey's burgeoning heroin and prescription drug abuse problem. The Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says the use of heroin and prescription opiates ...

Meningitis death tied to last year’s NJ outbreak

3-18-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal health officials say a Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak last year at Princeton University in New Jersey. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Christie campaign manager hired by Minnesota firm

3-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A loyalist to Gov. Chris Christie who was kept in the loop as a political payback scandal unfolded in New Jersey now has a new job. Bill Stepien has been hired by FLS Connect, a Minnesota political consulting firm with ties to ...

Judge dismisses student’s suit against parents

3-18-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has formally dismissed the lawsuit brought by a New Jersey honor student who wanted her parents to financially support after she moved out of their home. The dismissal order issued Tuesday by state Superior Court ...

NJ man out of priesthood after court order broken

3-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been officially removed from the priesthood after admitting he violated a court order against unsupervised contact with minors. Fifty-three-year-old Michael Fugee had agreed in November to seek laicization ...
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Toms River Tent Community Draws Complaints

3-17-14
Residents of an apartment complex near a tent community in Toms River worry about having homeless in that living situation nearby.

Lawsuit seeks to end NCAA’s ‘unlawful cartel’

3-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools. The suit filed Monday in Newark comes on the ...

NJ gets more time to set affordable housing rules

3-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's highest court has given the state a little more time to come up with new requirements for affordable housing in every community. In a ruling Friday, the state Supreme Court gave the state's Council on Affordable ...
Bergen Community College student and NAACP member Ivan Wei

Bergen Student Named NAACP East Region Chair

3-14-14
Bergen Community College student Ivan Wei's efforts with his local NAACP chapter have led to his selection as Region II chairman throughout the Northeast.