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Terra Tech Hopes to Corner Marijuana Market

4-2-14
The company Terra Tech has invested $5 million to expand its facility in the hopes that New Jersey legalizes marijuana for recreational use.
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Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving

4-2-14
Sixty police departments in New Jersey are participating in a campaign to pull over and ticket distracted drivers.
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Campaign Aims to Replace Trees Destroyed By Sandy

4-2-14
Municipalities have signed up for the New Jersey Community Tree Recovery Campaign, which will hand out tree seedlings to more than 100 communities.

Judge tosses counts in high school track team suit

4-2-14
SOMERDALE, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out several claims made by a southern New Jersey man who sued a high school over his son's dismissal from the school's track team. Ervin Mears Jr. claims in the suit filed last year that his son was ...

Fewer than 600 appeal denials for NJ Sandy aid

4-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — About one-tenth of the New Jersey residents who were given more time to appeal denials of housing aid after Superstorm Sandy have taken up the offer. The state's Community Affairs Department said Tuesday that fewer than 600 ...

Rutgers board votes to merge 2 nursing schools

4-1-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved merging two nursing programs despite questions from union officials about the implications for employees. The new Rutgers School of Nursing will launch July 1. It ...

Cumberland County GOP chair accused of theft

4-1-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused the chairman of the Cumberland County Republican Party of swindling an elderly patient at his rehabilitation center of more than $149,000. Fifty-one-year-old Robert Greco Jr. of Vineland ...

Penn Foundation to fund $35M in watershed grants

4-1-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The William Penn Foundation is funding $35 million of multi-year grants to protect and restore portions of the Delaware River watershed in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. The grants will fund more than 40 ...

NJ bar closes _ again _ victimized twice by Sandy

4-1-14
UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey shore restaurant destroyed by Superstorm Sandy encouraged residents of Union Beach last year when its owner moved it a few blocks inland for the first summer after the storm. But Jakeabob's Bay won't live to see ...
Stefanie Arozamena's daughters Emily and Kayla cutting the ribbon of a new Jame Monroe Elementary School sign with the principal Lynda Zapoticzny & Mayor Ricigliano in 2011. Photo courtesy of Stefani Arozamena.

Parent Fundraises for Edison School Teachers Who Helped Her Family After House Fire

3-31-14
Stefanie Arozamena is raising money for the teachers at James Monroe Elementary School in Edison to help them rebuild their classrooms after the school burned down. Members of the school community helped the Arozamena family after their home was lost to fire in 2011.