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Mother’s Day 2014 Events in NJ

5-8-14
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11 this year and there are many events throughout the state to celebrate.

Belmar bans smoking on beach, boardwalk

5-8-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Belmar is the latest Jersey shore town to ban smoking on its beaches and boardwalk. The year-round ban will take effect on Memorial Day weekend. The town had previously allowed smoking in designated areas. Mayor Matt Doherty ...
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Lambertville Playground Closed Because of Contaminated Soil

5-7-14
Tests found toxins, including lead, in the soil beneath a Lambertville playground. Officials say remediation will take six months.
Mudderella participants going through one of the obstacles on the course. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Conners.

Mudderella Obstacle Course Arrives in NJ

5-7-14
Mudderella, the outdoor obstacle course targeted to women, is set to take place for the first time in New Jersey May 10.

Peter Callas, former Times of Trenton editor, dies

5-6-14
ALLENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Peter G. Callas Jr., a former managing editor of The Times of Trenton, has died. The newspaper said Callas, who was 54, died Saturday (http://bit.ly/RkUXKh ) after being stricken ill. He had suffered from muscular dystrophy ...
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Atlantic Homeless Alliance Formed to Overhaul System

5-6-14
Officials say using the Single Point of Entry computer system will streamline all public and non-profit case files on the homeless.

NJ man pleads guilty to forcing religious divorce

5-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has admitted his role in a scheme to force a Jewish man to grant his wife a religious divorce. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old David Wax of Lakewood pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to a complaint ...

Christie lauds new coordination for homeless

5-6-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says a new system to coordinate services for homeless people in Atlantic County can be a model statewide and nationally. The Republican governor went to Atlantic City on Tuesday to laud the Single ...
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Brick Residents Say Parkway Project Has Brought Deafening Noise, More Fumes

5-5-14
After the New Jersey Turnpike Authority cut down trees to widen the Garden State Parkway, Brick residents say their quality of life has decreased dramatically.

Kean replaces Rice as Rutgers commencement speaker

5-5-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University says former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean will deliver the commencement address at this month's graduation ceremony. The announcement came Monday afternoon, two days after former Secretary of State ...