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Christie defends record in 2nd summer stop in NH

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is back in New Hampshire for the second time in little more than a month. This time he's defending his economic record against Democratic attacks as he courts voters in the first-in-the-nation ...

Sandy Victims Face Contractor Fraud

Ocean County Long Term Recovery personnel say about one in 10 clients who are rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy have become victims of contractor fraud.

24 Albanians graduate from National Guard school

LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's National Guard has trained 24 soldiers from Albania to become officers. They graduated from the state's National Guard Officer Candidate School during a ceremony in Lawrence on Tuesday. Officials say it's the ...

Jersey Shore Businesses Improve Over Last Summer, Still Not as Good as Pre-Sandy

Business owners at the Jersey Shore say their situation is better this summer than last year, but that business still isn't as good as it was before Hurricane Sandy.

New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question smoldering on New Jersey's beaches as the state awaits a decision by Gov. Chris Christie on a bill that would greatly restrict lighting up on the sand. A bill passed in June ...

App tells the story about Seaside’s Sandy recovery

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A new GPS-based app is telling the story about the damage done by Superstorm Sandy to Seaside Park and the work that continues to get back to normal. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1rS6wWI ) that the "Boardwalk Stories ...

NJ Sponsors House Unaccompanied Child Immigrants

Federal officials have sent about 1,500 unaccompanied children picked up by Border Patrol to stay with sponsors in New Jersey.

Various organizations helping immigrant kids in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Several New Jersey organizations are working to assist an estimated 1,500 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been picked up entering the United States illegally in recent months. The Department of Health and Human ...

NJ Ranks Sixth in Blueberry Production

New Jersey ranks sixth in the nation for blueberry production. It produced 50.2 million pounds of blueberries in 2013, valued at $56.8 million.

Big family hit by Sandy to share lottery winnings

BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — With 17 siblings, the Endreson (EHN'-dress-uhn) family was already well-known in the New Jersey shore area by sheer numbers alone. Their public profile rose even more this week when they hit New Jersey's Pick-6 lottery ...