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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 ...

Panel votes no to new affordable housing rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey board has failed to adopt new rules for how many homes each New Jersey community should have within the financial reach of lower-income residents. The state Council on Affordable Housing on Monday voted 3-3 on ...

Bullet locks down schools, but no gun found

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Authorities did not find a weapon and no students were hurt after two southern New Jersey schools were locked down when a bullet was found. Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles says that officials searched 1,400 students ...
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Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck Festival to Fundraise for Local Food Pantry

The Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck Festival hosted in Succasunna will raise awareness and money to benefit the Roxbury Food Pantry.

Fall Festival and Oktoberfest in NJ This Week

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 Oct. 17 to Oct. 23.

Poll: MacArthur leading in US House race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds the Republican candidate leading in New Jersey's 3rd District congressional race. The Monmouth Poll released Tuesday has Tom MacArthur with 51 percent support to Democrat Aimee Belgard's 41 percent. Given its ...

Judge will rule Friday on Taj Mahal casino future

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge will decide Friday whether to terminate the union contract of Atlantic City's Taj Mahal Casino Resort, something the struggling casino says is necessary to avoid shutting down next month. U.S. ...