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Food Banks Prepare for Thanksgiving

Food banks in New Jersey are dealing with increased demand with the recession, Hurricane Sandy and Atlantic City casino closures.

Security added to building where worker stabbed

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Security has been stepped up at a Camden office building where a state child welfare worker was stabbed earlier this week, but state officials are not talking about it. The state Department of Children and Families said ...

Judge reserves ruling on ‘under God’ pledge suit

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A judge has heard arguments in a family's lawsuit against a New Jersey school district over the Pledge of Allegiance. Attorneys argued Wednesday on the Aberdeen Matawan school district's motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The ...

Fla sees big rise of residents in US illegally

MIAMI (AP) — The total number of immigrants living in the United States illegally hasn't changed much since 2009, but where they settle has. A report from the Pew Research Center released Tuesday shows Florida with among the biggest increases in ...

Illegal immigration rising in NJ, Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants entering illegally into the U.S. are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border. A new report by the Pew Research Center finds that New Jersey, Florida ...

New Jersey child welfare worker stabbed at office

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The monitor appointed to oversee New Jersey's child-welfare system says she is waiting to see how the state responds to the stabbing of a caseworker just days after changes in the security system for the state Department of ...

Animal shelter quarantined after inspection

HELMETTA, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey animal shelter has been quarantined following an inspection by Middlesex County health officials and the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Home News Tribune reports ...

Jazz Series, New Play Reading Festival In NJ This Week

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 Nov. 14 through Nov. 20.
Ann Brasco and Denise DeBiasi-Costantino with copies of Sweetie Tales. Photo courtesy of Ann Brasco.

NJ Natives Create Children’s Book About a Dog Searching for a Home

Author Ann Brasco and illustrator Denise DeBiasi-Costantino created a children's book based on Brasco's dog Sweetie, which she adopted from Eleventh Hour Rescue.

St. Peter’s student accused of sex assault

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $250,000 for a student accused of sexually assaulting another in a dormitory at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. A 19-year-old female student told police 19-year-old Jean Jecrois of Atlantic City ...