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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 ...

Hot Air Balloon Festival, Music Festivals 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 25 to 31.

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 ...