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Community Events in NJ This Week

1-31-14
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 Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.

Super Bowl host finally gets ticket

1-30-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — He's hosting a party that he wasn't invited to. The mayor of East Rutherford, the New Jersey town where the Super Bowl is being held on Sunday, didn't have tickets to the game until he got a surprise invite this week. ...
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Local Journalists Discuss Patch Layoffs

1-30-14
New Jersey News Commons Writer Mary Mann, The Alternative Press Sports Editor Tim LeCras and Former Regional Editor at Patch David Chmiel discuss the recent layoffs at Patch.

Merck joins companies ending chimpanzee research

1-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research. The growing trend could mean the roughly 1,000 chimps in the U.S. used for ...

Beyonce by the book: Rutgers offers course on star

1-30-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce." ...

Rider University president to step down in 2015

1-29-14
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — Rider University's president has decided to give up his post, but plans to remain in office until next year. Mordechai Rozanski announced his plans Wednesday. The 67-year-old is in his 10th year at the head of the ...

Anti-legal-pot group placing ads near Super Bowl

1-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group opposed to marijuana legalization is concerned about this year's Super Bowl between teams from the two states that have legalized pot. Project SAM, for Smart Approaches to Marijuana, says it's running ads on billboards ...

NYC turns Times Square into Super Bowl Boulevard

1-29-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Times Square is now known as Super Bowl Boulevard. Bundled-up football fans were sliding down a giant Manhattan toboggan run Wednesday. It towers over the 13-block street fair that has taken over the city's busiest ...

NY-NJ bridge to be lit up in Super Bowl colors

1-29-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The George Washington Bridge isn't taking sides. It will be lit up in Bronco orange and Seahawk green for the Super Bowl. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey installed 156 orange and green LED lights on the bridge between ...

NJ tot left on cold school bus for nearly 6 hours

1-29-14
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials in central New Jersey have fired a school bus driver after a toddler was left on his bus in bitter cold weather for nearly six hours. The 3-year-old got on the bus at 8 a.m. Tuesday for the ride to the ...