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Presidents’ Day Celebrations Around NJ

2-12-14
Events celebrating Presidents' Day are scheduled throughout the state.

Christie says bridge scandal won’t impede agenda

2-11-14
CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the traffic scandal facing him is disappointing but not a distraction from his job as governor — or from raising money for Republican candidates for governor. Christie told about 1,600 people at ...

SDA OKs plan to replace Trenton’s Central High

2-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials have approved a $130.5 million construction project for a new school that would replace Trenton's 82-year-old Central High School. The Schools Development Authority gave its unanimous approval on Tuesday. The ...

NJ education commissioner stepping down

2-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's education commissioner is stepping down at the end of the month. Chris Cerf will join an education technology firm run by former New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein. Cerf served as Klein's deputy from 2006 ...

NJ officials discuss Sandy recovery plan

2-11-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State officials will hold their second hearing on New Jersey's plan to spend the next $1.4 billion in aid to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The hearing will take place on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus in Newark ...

Report: NJ in top 10 on Advanced Placement tests

2-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey high school students who take Advanced Placement exams score among the nation's highest. But a new report finds that low-income students often do not take the tests. The College Board, which administers the test, ...
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Price Says It’s An Honor To Be Named Newark’s Historian

2-10-14
Newark's newest city historian, Clement Price, says it is an honor to be named historian and to follow in the footsteps of Charles Cummings.

NJ man buys 2 winning lottery tickets

2-10-14
GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Luck was on the side of a New Jersey man. John Roland of Garfield bought two Jersey Cash 5 lottery tickets with the same numbers and won $292,935 with each ticket. He also matched four numbers on a third ticket, winning $515. ...

Plainfield drops support for immigrant ID cards

2-9-14
PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Plainfield's new mayor has shut down a nonprofit group's program that provides photo identification cards to the city's immigrant community. Adrian Mapp, who took office last month, said he made the move due to residents' ...

Man sentenced in sex abuse victims monument case

2-8-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who used a sledgehammer to destroy a monument to victims of clergy sexual abuse will not be going to prison. Gordon Ellis was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and ordered to pay $7,500 restitution. ...