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Minn. college official named new president at Drew

2-24-14
MADISON, N.J. (AP) — The leader of a private women's college in Minnesota will become the next president of Drew University in New Jersey. The school announced the appointment of MaryAnn Baenninger on Monday but did not disclose her salary. She ...

Community Events in NJ This Week

2-21-14
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 Feb. 21 to 27. If you have additions, post them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Priest accused of sex crime following NJ wedding

2-21-14
PROSPECT PARK, N.J. (AP) — A retired New Jersey priest has been charged with engaging in unwanted sexual contact with a man after officiating at a wedding. Morris County prosecutors say the Rev. Philip Briganti, who now lives in El Paso, Texas, ...
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Sandy Victims Frustrated with Recovery Process

2-20-14
Some victims of Hurricane Sandy have found the process of getting aid money difficult.

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

2-20-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's intelligence unit didn't discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying "budding terrorist conspiracies" at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a ...
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Dance Studio Plans to ‘Kick for a Cause’ to Raise Awareness for MS

2-20-14
Kick Dance Studios will be hosting its annual "Kick for a Cause" benefit, hoping to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis.

NJ weighs smoking ban at beaches and parks

2-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state. A state Assembly committee advanced the proposal at a hearing Thursday morning. It now goes to the full Assembly, ...

Bed scene film clip costs NJ actor-teacher day job

2-19-14
RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teacher with a second career as an actor is losing his job after an arbitrator concluded that he showed students a clip of himself in bed with an actress. Technology teacher Richard Graffanino denied showing the ...

NJ man admits swindling housing aid from FEMA

2-19-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has admitted swindling more than $12,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy. Monmouth County prosecutors say 51-year-old William Nagle of Sea Bright pleaded guilty to ...

New Jersey newspaper tells Wyoming to butt out

2-18-14
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New Jersey's biggest newspaper has a message for the least populated state in the nation: Butt Out. The Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark published an editorial on Tuesday telling Wyoming to mind its own business. The editorial ...