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Bear hunters will get cookbooks in New Jersey

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters who bring in a bear to be weighed in New Jersey will receive a cookbook once the season starts to remind them that the animals are edible. The cookbooks include such recipes as "bear on a satay stick" and "grilled bear ...

New Jersey hazing arrests put focus on policies

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — As a New Jersey town reels from the arrests of seven high school football players on charges they sexually assaulted younger teammates, attention is focusing on whether the state's anti-bullying laws adequately address team ...

Environmental Infrastructure Exec. Director: Infrastructure Has Problems

Environmental Infrastructure Trust Executive Director David Zimmer says that there are several infrastructure issues in New Jersey.

Columbus Day Parades and Wine Festival 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. 10 to Oct. 16.
Participants in the Lifeline Challenge to Healthy Living program. Photo courtesy of Justine McCarthy.

Clara Maass Medical Foundation Hosts Run/Walk For Healthy Living After-School Program

Clara Maass Medical Foundation is hosting its annual 5K Run and 2K Fun Walk to raise money for the Lifeline Challenge to Healthy Living program, which teaches healthy living habits to third and fourth grade students in three counties.

Christie convenes drug addiction taskforce

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is convening a new addiction taskforce aimed at preventing drug dependence, strengthening services and de-stigmatizing an epidemic he has repeatedly said should be treated as a disease. The new taskforce ...

New Jersey Transit sues insurers over Sandy pay

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The agency filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month claiming that Lloyds of London and other insurance companies ...

Union blocks traffic to protest casino givebacks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers are blocking traffic on a southern New Jersey highway to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal casino open. Several members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union ...

4 Northeast states stand together against heroin

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general says the thriving interstate drug trade is fueling the heroin epidemic plaguing all segments of society, with the drug both cheap and plentiful. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says it costs as ...

Man sues Newark Archdiocese over alleged sex abuse

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, alleging that a now-deceased priest sexually molested him more than 30 years ago. Stephen Marlowe, of Hoboken, discussed his claims during a news ...