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US places 1,504 undocumented children in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More than 1,500 unaccompanied children who entered the country illegally have been placed with sponsors in New Jersey so far this year. New federal data released Thursday shows 1,504 unaccompanied children were placed in New ...
Dorothy "Dot" Calimer. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Muehling.

82-Year-Old Cologne Resident Received Salute to Senior Service Award

Dorothy "Dot" Calimer received the Home Instead Senior Care Networks' Salute to Senior Service Award for the impact that she has had on the lives of many people throughout Atlantic County through her years of volunteer work.

Showboat casino workers protest planned closing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of workers at Atlantic City's Showboat casino are staging a rally to protest its planned Aug. 31 shutdown. The workers are chanting and waving signs in an attempt to help swing public opinion against the casino ...

Charities Help Fill Gaps for Sandy Victims

Those with homes that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy are getting help from charity groups when government programs haven't provided enough monetary help.

Palisades Parkway Gets Repaved

An $11 million project to repave 11 miles of the Palisades Parkway is underway.

5 things Atlantic City is doing to reverse slide

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Even before a slew of casino closings hit Atlantic City, gambling operators, government officials and regulators had been working to improve the resort's prospects. Here's a look at five things they're doing: ___ BETTER ...

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. The once-thriving New England gray seal population ...

American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The only American identified as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5. Nineteen-year-old Quinn Lucas Schansman had duel ...

Ice Cream Festival, Wine Barrel Trail 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 July 18 to 24.

NJ teacher sentenced for sex talk with students

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars. He had ...