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Retired teacher charged with abusing student

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a retired teacher and another man have been charged with sexually abusing a teenager starting more than 10 years ago. Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said Thursday that 63-year-old Raymond Waters and ...

Christie defends comments on minimum wage

BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is defending remarks he made earlier this week saying that he's tired of hearing about the minimum wage. Speaking during a campaign stop for a local congressional candidate, the Republican governor ...

Advocates: Pass emergency voting law in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new report from an advocacy group says that New Jersey created illegal election procedures on the fly after Superstorm Sandy and carried them out amid deep confusion. The report out Thursday is from the Constitutional Rights ...
Participants running at a previous Haunted Harvest 5K. Photo courtesy of John Hart.

Haunted Run to Raise Funds for Isles Inc. Programs

The non-profit Isles, Inc. is hosting its Annual Haunted Run and Monster Madness Mile Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 25 to raise money to support their programs in Trenton.

Garden State Equality Director: We’re Still Tackling Issues

Garden State Equality Executive Director Andrea Bowen says that the LGBT movement is not over with same-sex marriage and that there are many more issues to tackle.

Coach of football team charged in hazing suspended

PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — The coaching staff of a New Jersey high school football team rocked by charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended. The Sayreville board of education suspended head coach George Najjar (NAY'-jar) and four assistants ...

ACLU maps same-sex marriages in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 4,000 marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples in New Jersey since the state Supreme Court cleared the way for gay marriages one year ago. Monmouth County has issued the most same-sex marriage licenses with ...

Artist’s ‘Happy Street Signs’ Aim to Curb Violence in Newark

One artist has held workshops to create "Happy Street Signs" to be placed around Newark to keep violence down.

Sandy Victim Gets Donated House

Russelle Patterson's house was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, but now she will be able to move into a home donated by an anonymous Longport resident.

Christie, Beauprez visit Denver vocational school

DENVER (AP) — A Denver vocational school that teaches software development was the focus of a campaign stop by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Beauprez has used the SeedPaths school as an example ...