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At retooled Belmont, stars align for Triple Crown

6-6-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Stakes officials say the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years comes as they're unveiling a new program designed to attract fans even when history isn't on the line. Racing operations director Martin Panza ...

Suspect Sandy charity Distributes funds

6-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has finished distributing $325,000 under a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation distributed $100,000 to two groups in ...

Stolen playground signs delivered to Connecticut

6-5-14
MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Two police officers from Herndon, Virginia drove to Connecticut Wednesday to return signs stolen from playgrounds built to honor two victims of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. Herndon police Lt. Jim Moore and ...

Christie attends Stockton groundbreaking

6-5-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is touting his administration's investments in higher education. The Republican governor traveled to Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township Thursday to join school administrators at a ...

New Jersey GOP Senate candidate was here before

6-4-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Jeff Bell may not have much name recognition in his run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Cory Booker, but he has been in this spot before. Bell narrowly won a four-way Republican primary Tuesday to face the Democrat in the ...
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Emergency Response Truck Caters to Pets

6-3-14
The American Humane Association's Red Star rescue truck is equipped with food, water, medical supplies and sleeping arrangements for up to four animal responders.
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Protesters Call for More Homeless Services as Lakewood Tent City Demolished

6-2-14
The tent city in Lakewood has been demolished, even as protesters complain there aren't enough options for the homeless in Ocean County.

Projects to protect New York, New Jersey unveiled

6-2-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials say they'll fund a series of designs to protect New York City and New Jersey from future weather events like Superstorm Sandy. Six projects have been chosen from a pool of finalists as part of the "Rebuild by ...

Asbury holds annual gay pride parade

6-2-14
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Thousands turned out for Asbury Park's 23rd annual gay pride parade. Sunday's event was the first since same-sex marriage became law in New Jersey in 2013. Jersey Pride president Laura Pople tells the Asbury Park Press ...

Lawmakers look at changing Rutgers board makeup

6-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Senate's Higher Education Committee has advanced a proposal that would let the governor and lawmakers select more members of Rutgers University's governing board. The full Senate will vote on the plan next week. It would ...