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300 Black Bears Expected to be ‘Harvested’ This Week

Director of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Gaming and Wildlife David Chanda says that approximately 300 black bears are expected to be killed by the end of the state's bear hunt.

Over 700 same-sex couples wed in NJ in 7 weeks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More than 700 same-sex couples have gotten married or renewed their vows in New Jersey the first 47 days the state allowed gay nuptials. The state Health Department that as of Dec. 6, town registrars had informed the state of ...

Woman dies in Bloomfield fire

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire in Bloomfield has claimed the life of a woman in a wheelchair. Police found 65-year-old Esther Utkewicz in her wheelchair at the front door of her burning home on Haines Street Tuesday. She was ...

California student wins $100k science scholarship

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California high school student has won a $100,000 scholarship for research that could be used to develop drugs to combat the flu. The Siemens Foundation announced the winners of its annual high school science competition during ...

2K get meningitis B vaccinations at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has vaccinated nearly 2,000 of its students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the United ...

Princeton searches for Salinger leaker

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Officials at Princeton University are trying to find out who is responsible for leaking an unpublished manuscript by J.D. Salinger from the university's library. University Spokesman Martin Mbugua (boo-'GWAH) tells The Times ...

Pa. Catholic school teacher fired for gay wedding

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school has been fired after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license. Michael Griffin was fired from Holy Ghost Preparatory School on Friday after administrators said ...

Kean board upholds tenure denial for 6 profs

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Kean University trustees have unanimously upheld the denial of tenure to six professors. The board deliberated about 90 minutes Saturday after hearing nearly three hours of pleas that the school administration's ...

NJ flags to be at half-staff to honor Mandela

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Flags on New Jersey buildings will be at half-staff to honor the life of Nelson Mandela. Gov. Chris Christie made the order Friday to have flags lowered on Monday. Mandela died Thursday at 95. Christie says the former ...

Founder to be reinterred as a US monastery closes

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey diocese will be moving the remains of a French-born Dominican friar who was a founder of religious communities dedicated to reciting the rosary. The Rev. Damien Marie Saintourens (dah-mee-EHN' ma-REE' ...