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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' ...

NJ finds school violence, bullying declines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Department of Education says there were fewer cases of violence, vandalism and drug use in schools last year. The state says part of the 19 percent drop in harassment, intimidation and bullying is due to ...

NYC children’s museum plans Super Bowl exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Children's Museum of Manhattan has a special Super Bowl exhibition opening in January. It's called "You Make the Call: Learn To Be An NFL Official." The interactive exhibition will take visitors behind-the-scenes of NFL ...

Byzantine Catholics welcome new bishop

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Byzantine Catholics in 84 parishes from Maine to Florida have a new bishop. The Most Rev. Kurt Burnette was ordained the fifth bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic on Wednesday. Pope Francis appointed Burnette to ...

Suit spotlights AC police brutality complaints

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is raising questions about the Atlantic City police department's handling of brutality complaints against its officers. U.S. District Judge Joel Schneider in Camden is presiding over a 2010 excessive-force ...

NJ high school graduation rate edges up

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's high school graduation rate has edged up for the second year in a row. The state Education Department said Wednesday that the graduation rate for 2013 was 87.5 percent, one percentage point higher than the previous ...
There are many options for New Jerseyans interested in cutting down their own Christmas trees, including Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm in Belvidere.

NJ Farms Where You Can Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree

There are options throughout New Jersey where you can cut down your own Christmas tree for the holiday season.

Rutgers hires risk management specialist

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's flagship state university is starting a new enterprise risk management program aimed at warning top campus officials about potential problems and scandals. Rutgers University has hired former state deputy ...

NJ boy who died of cancer getting police funeral

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old New Jersey boy's coffin has arrived at his funeral with bagpipes playing. Michael Feeney was named honorary police chief for Ridgewood for 2013 before he succumbed to cancer last week. He is being laid to rest ...

NJ Christmas Tree Farm Wins Contest, Has Trees at White House

Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm in White Township won the best tree in New Jersey and was the grand champion in the 2013 nation Christmas tree contest.