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Illegal immigration rising in NJ, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants entering illegally into the U.S. are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border. A new report by the Pew Research Center finds that New Jersey, Florida ...

New Jersey child welfare worker stabbed at office

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The monitor appointed to oversee New Jersey's child-welfare system says she is waiting to see how the state responds to the stabbing of a caseworker just days after changes in the security system for the state Department of ...

Animal shelter quarantined after inspection

HELMETTA, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey animal shelter has been quarantined following an inspection by Middlesex County health officials and the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Home News Tribune reports ...

Jazz Series, New Play Reading Festival In NJ This Week

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 Nov. 14 through Nov. 20.
Ann Brasco and Denise DeBiasi-Costantino with copies of Sweetie Tales. Photo courtesy of Ann Brasco.

NJ Natives Create Children’s Book About a Dog Searching for a Home

Author Ann Brasco and illustrator Denise DeBiasi-Costantino created a children's book based on Brasco's dog Sweetie, which she adopted from Eleventh Hour Rescue.

St. Peter’s student accused of sex assault

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $250,000 for a student accused of sexually assaulting another in a dormitory at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. A 19-year-old female student told police 19-year-old Jean Jecrois of Atlantic City ...

NJ senator presses for Sandy insurance probe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Insurance companies might face more scrutiny over how they are handling flood damage claims from Superstorm Sandy. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey on Friday demanded that the Federal Emergency Management Administration ...

Taxes, schools, casinos key to Christie AC plan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to help Atlantic City involves giving casinos predictable taxes, freezing taxes on non-gambling property, giving schools more aid if they reduce costs, and temporarily halting ...

New Jersey Assembly approves assisted suicide bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Assembly has passed a bill to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. The bill establishes a procedure for patients to request to end their lives. A second doctor would have to ...

Newark bans smoking in city parks, rec facilities

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Smokers are going to find fewer places where they can light up in New Jersey's largest city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday signed an ordinance into law that bans smoking in city parks and recreation facilities, or within ...