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Jersey Shore Lifeguards Warn Visitors About Rip Currents

Hurricane Arthur is bringing rip currents to beaches as it moves up the East Coast. Lifeguards warn the conditions could be dangerous for beachgoers.

Historian: George Washington Took Gamble During Battle of Princeton

Historian Arthur Lefkowitz says that George Washington took several gambles during the American Revolution, including during the 10-day crisis in New Jersey.

Jersey Shore braces for Hurricane Arthur’s impact

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Beachgoers at the Jersey Shore are being warned about potentially dangerous rip currents that could be spawned by Hurricane Arthur. The storm also brought periods of heavy rain and gusty winds to some areas as it passed far off ...

Wildwood beach taxi shuttles visitors

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey town has started a beach taxi for visitors who don't want to walk the sand to the surf. Wildwood's beach is estimated to be as wide as 2,000 feet in spots. All-terrain vehicles carry adult visitors and ...

Arthur expected to churn New Jersey’s surf

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur is expected to pass well off the New Jersey coast. But the storm is expected to churn the surf, keeping lifeguards on edge throughout the July Fourth holiday weekend. Utility crews on Thursday are busy ...

Lawmaker: Give aid to students in US illegally

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The speaker of New Jersey's Assembly is introducing a bill that would make college students in the U.S. illegally eligible for state tuition aid. Speaker Vincent Prieto says the measure does not call for additional funding for ...

Independence Day 2014 Celebrations and Fireworks in NJ

New Jersey has many events scheduled to celebrate Independence Day.

New Jersey Sandy fund announces $7M in grants

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund is giving 27 grants totaling $7.3 million. One of the largest recipients is the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group. The organization is getting $1.5 million to assist 700 ...

New Jersey’s Tent City homeless encampment closes

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A homeless encampment near the Jersey shore that came to be known as Tent City has closed after the last of its 120 occupants was placed in temporary housing. Lakewood town officials and a lawyer who represented the camp's ...

New Jersey rethinking new test to judge teachers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have postponed a vote on delaying the use of new standardized tests as part of their teachers' and principals' evaluations. State Sen. Jeff Van Drew says he's giving Gov. Chris Christie a chance to make a ...