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Post-superstorm buyouts get boost as summer nears

6-7-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is stepping up its efforts to buy homes in flood-prone areas and tear them down as the second summer after Superstorm Sandy approaches. The goal of the $300 million Blue Acres program is to create open spaces to ...

Workers vote for union at Atlantic City’s Revel

6-7-14
Workers at Atlantic City's newest casino have voted to join a union. Employees at Revel Casino Hotel voted late Friday night to join Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union. Revel had been Atlantic City's only non-union casino since its 2012 opening. About ...

Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial

6-6-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The granddaughter of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is thanking the men who carried out the D-Day invasion during World War II by telling them "the world would have been a very different place" had their campaign failed. Susan ...
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Contributions Made On D-Day, Now On Display at National Guard and Militia Museum

6-6-14
The New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum in Sea Grit opens an exhibit to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Yogi Berra, D-Day rocket boat vet, feted on anniv

6-6-14
LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Seventy years ago, a 19-year-old from St. Louis was on a small attack boat launching rockets at the Germans during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Lawrence Peter Berra, a minor league baseball player who would later ...

D-Day remembered at Statue of Liberty

6-6-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of helicopters has showered 1 million rose petals on the Statue of Liberty during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Hundreds of history buffs, World War II veterans and active duty military ...

Kid says teacher taped mouths, prompting probe

6-6-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A substitute teacher in northern New Jersey is under investigation following a complaint she taped the mouths of several children who were talking during quiet time. Police in Elizabeth say the incident occurred Monday and ...

Community Events in NJ This Week

6-6-14
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 June 6 to June 12.

Corbett, Christie campaign; Wolf gets labor nod

6-6-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's willing to spend a lot of money to ensure his fellow Republican Gov. Tom Corbett gets re-elected this year to another term in Pennsylvania. The men appeared together Friday afternoon at ...

Rutgers starts institute to prepare for disasters

6-6-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has launched a new institute to help government agencies and businesses prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. The state's flagship public university announced the institute Friday during ...