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Ammunition capacity law advances in New Jersey

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill that would outlaw ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The state Senate voted 22-17 on Monday to pass the bill. Another version cleared the Assembly in March. But it will ...

NBC’s Ann Curry aided by NJ Boy Scout troop

5-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ann Curry has reported from the most dangerous places on earth, but when she broke her leg during a recent hike, it was a troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts that came to her rescue. Curry was hiking with her family on Bear Mountain ...
Attendees participating in a previous Karaoke for a Cause. Photo courtesy of Jenna Rocca.

‘Karaoke for a Cause’ to Benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital

5-12-14
West Orange native Jenna Rocca created Karaoke for a Cause, a singing event to benefit charities. This year's event, happening May 14, is raising money for Children's Specialized Hospital.

New Jersey air show draws 300K

5-12-14
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) — More than 300,000 people attended a two-day air show at New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The event began Saturday with the Army's parachute team, the Golden Knights, jumping onto the base ...

Camden Diocese consolidating more churches

5-10-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Financial issues and declining attendance have spurred the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden to consolidate some more churches. The latest mergers, which take effect June 30, involve several churches in Camden County. Camden ...

Town cancels immigration event over prayer flap

5-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town is refusing to hold a naturalization ceremony at its borough hall, claiming federal immigration officials are refusing to allow the event to begin with a prayer. Carteret (kahr-tehr-EHT') Mayor Daniel Reiman ...

Princeton president: College is sound investment

5-9-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The president of Princeton University says that despite questions about the value of college education, a bachelor's degree is essential to getting a good job. Christopher Eisgruber told a group of business leaders at a ...

SIU-Edwardsville names new provost

5-9-14
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville has a new provost for the first time in several years. The university system's governing board of trustees on Thursday confirmed Parviz Ansari (Pair-VEEZ An-SAR-ee) as the ...

Bill banning smoking at colleges advances in NJ

5-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make New Jersey the latest state to ban smoking everywhere on college campuses. The bill would amend the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act to prohibit smoking in and ...
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Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City Closes

5-8-14
Because of a lack of funding, the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City has been forced to close. Officials hope community support will help reopen the facility.