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Students and performers at the 2013 Autism NJ benefit concert. Photo courtesy of Larry Weiner.

‘Jersey Girls’ Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Autism New Jersey

4-30-14
Two local college chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America have planned a benefit concert for Thursday, May 1 to raise money for Autism New Jersey with performances by Garden State natives.

200 protesters march into Camden school meeting

4-30-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — More than 200 teachers, parents and students streamed into a Camden school board meeting to protest a new kind of privately operated school and looming layoffs. Tuesday night's protest was organized by the Camden Education ...

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, ...