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New Jersey affordable housing board meets

4-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Council on Affordable Housing has proposed new regulations for how many homes should be built for lower-income people in each community in the state. Full details have not been made public yet, but advocates for ...

Rutgers students protest Condoleezza Rice speech

4-28-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Roughly 50 Rutgers University students are staging a sit-in at a school administration building in New Brunswick to protest the school's decision to invite Condoleezza Rice to speak at the university's commencement next ...
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Bayonne Bridge Project Backs Up Sewage in Residents’ Basements

4-28-14
A sewage backup next to the Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge project filled basements with more than two feet of dirty water.
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More NJ Children Are Living in Extreme Poverty

4-28-14
The New Jersey Kids Count Report has found more children living in extreme poverty, meaning a family of four earning just over $11,000.

College: Student fabricated racist attack report

4-28-14
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — Officials at a New Jersey college say a student fabricated a story about being assaulted outside a dormitory by assailants who used racial slurs. The Record (http://bit.ly/1fKexpb ) reports that 18-year-old Navjoat Aulakh had ...

Atlantic City gets photo-ready Miss America statue

4-28-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Pageant is in Atlantic City only once a year, but visitors to the seaside resort where the historic pageant began can now have their own crowning moments year-round. The city dedicated a statue of Miss ...

Over 1,000 NY, NJ families losing FEMA rental aid

4-28-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Over 1,000 families in New York and New Jersey displaced by Superstorm Sandy are losing their federal rental assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency benefit that helped them obtain temporary housing runs out on ...

Gas leak spurs evacuations at NJ college campus

4-28-14
EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two residence halls and six academic buildings at the College of New Jersey have reopened after a gas leak caused authorities to briefly evacuate the structures as a precaution. No injuries were reported in the incident, ...

New Jersey officials make deal on adoption records

4-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie and state lawmakers have reached a deal to allow people adopted in New Jersey to access their birth records. As part of a compromise, birth parents of children adopted before Aug. 1, 2015 would be able to ...

Report: New Jersey high school graduation high

4-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report finds New Jersey's high school graduation rate is relatively high, and the number of "dropout factory" schools is shrinking. But a national study being released today by America's Promise and other education groups ...