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Community Events in NJ This Week

5-30-14
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 May 30 to June 5.
The fourth Regina's Run, which will raise money for the Children's Hospital of New Jersey, is scheduled for Sunday, June 1 in Newark.

NBA Player and NJ Native to Host Regina’s Run to Support Children’s Hospital of NJ

5-30-14
NBA player and Newark native Randy Foye will be hosting Regina's Run at Branch Brook Park to raise money for the Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Beth Israel.

Christie campaigns for Alexander in Tennessee

5-30-14
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized Washington for its partisan ways in a campaign appearance in Tennessee for Sen. Lamar Alexander, who's facing a tea party-styled challenger in the Republican primary. Christie has ...
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Ryan’s Quest Family Fun Fest to Benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

5-29-14
The Schultz family founded Ryan's Quest after their son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The foundation raises money for research by holding events, such as the Family Fun Fest, set for Sunday, June 1.

Hippos get new home at New Jersey aquarium

5-29-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — They're not your typical Jersey girls, but you could say they're hip. New Jersey's Adventure Aquarium in Camden has a new home for its two Nile hippopotamuses. Genny is 4,000 pounds and Button is 3,000 pounds. The aquarium ...
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Jerseyfest Celebrates the Best of NJ at the Meadowlands

5-28-14
Jerseyfest 2014 at the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment complex on Saturday, May 31 will feature a food truck mash-up, live entertainment and the opportunity to meet Victor Espinoza, jockey of California Chrome.

New Jersey students told to delete nude selfies

5-28-14
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Students in a central New Jersey school district have been told to delete nude photos of themselves and classmates from their cellphones and social media pages or face the consequences. Thursday is the deadline for ...

Christie signs bill opening adoption records

5-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill to allow access to birth records for people adopted in the state. The law does not kick in immediately. Birth parents of children adopted before Aug. 1, 2015 would have until the ...

Purple Hearts belonging to 3 NJ vets returned

5-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group has returned lost Purple Heart medals belonging to three World War II veterans from New Jersey. Purple Hearts Reunited on Monday presented to the town of Kearny the medal that belonged to Army Pvt. Wilfred Warhurst Jr. ...
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Jersey Shore Businesses and Beaches Re-Open for Summer

5-26-14
Businesses and beaches along the Jersey Shore re-opened Memorial Day weekend for the 2014 summer season.