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Upper level GWB lanes facing 12-week shutdown

6-13-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are being urged to use the lower level of the George Washington Bridge during overnight hours due to an upcoming construction project. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says beginning June 16, three ...

CEO of New Jersey medical pot dispensary quits

6-13-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of New Jersey's three medical marijuana dispensaries has quit. Bill Thomas tells The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nAQDSP ) in an email that he needed to find a paying job after running ...

Philly region braces for potential rail strike

6-13-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Employers in the Philadelphia area are making contingency plans as the region braces for a potential strike that would shut down the regional rail system. Unions representing about 400 engineers and electricians are expected to ...

Jersey City probes possible student data breach

6-13-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City school officials are probing whether there's been a data breach involving students' personal information. School Superintendent Marcia Lyles met with parents Thursday night to discuss the investigation into ...

NJ Senate passes bill on public smoking penalties

6-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would allow municipalities to issue civil rather than criminal fines for violations of public smoking bans. Advocates say the change is a way to levy penalties without consuming as ...

NJ lawmakers OK no-shame change to casino self-ban

6-12-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislature approved a bill Thursday that would let people ban themselves from casino or Internet gambling without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The state's voluntary self-exclusion lists ...

Philadelphia area commuter rail strike threatened

6-12-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuter trains serving the Philadelphia area might stop running this weekend if last-ditch contract negotiations fail. Federal mediators have asked the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority to meet Friday with ...

NJ doctor gets license suspended for script abuse

6-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say the license of a Manahawkin doctor has been suspended for illegally distributing painkillers. The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners said on Thursday it has obtained the voluntary temporary license ...
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Father’s Day 2014 Events in NJ

6-12-14
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15 this year and there are many events throughout the state to celebrate.

NJ lawmakers amend bill expanding Rutgers board

6-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to add four political appointees to Rutgers University's governing board has moved through an Assembly committee. Senate President Stephen Sweeney's bill expands the university's Board of Governors from 15 voting members ...