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NJ firefighter family buries another loved one

WALLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family held funeral services Thursday for their firefighter son, who died of complications from cancer just three months after his father, also a firefighter, was killed battling a restaurant blaze. Mourners ...

NJ Technology Council Holds App Forum

Eight of 10 winners who submitted apps to the New Jersey Technology Council Mobile Applications Forum, sponsored by AT&T, were from the Garden State.

Bill would ban smoking at parks, limit at beaches

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are sending Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would put new limitations on smoking in New Jersey's outdoor public spaces. The state's Senate and Assembly voted Thursday to ban smoking at state, county and municipal ...

Allies, Inc. Nonprofit Helps Disabled be More Involved With the Community

Allies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in New Jersey that helps people who are disabled engage more in their communities.

Threat postpones last day of Northfield school

NORTHFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials postponed the last day of class at Northfield Community School while officials investigated an "unsubstantiated threat." Police on Wednesday searched the building in Atlantic County and a seventh grade boy was ...

New Jersey school fined $10K for service dog ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Justice Department has reached a settlement with a New Jersey school district resolving allegations that a student was denied use of his service dog for school-related activities. The agreement says the Delran Township ...

New Jersey celebrates 350 years

METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents are encouraged to make some noise. Tuesday marks the state's 350th anniversary when a land grant to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret in 1664 started what would eventually become the Garden ...

New Jersey Celebrates its 350th Birthday

Residents gathered to celebrate New Jersey's 350th birthday, which is June 24.

Great white shark snacks off Jersey shore

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A group of fishermen watched with surprise as a great white shark snacked on their bag of bait off the New Jersey shore. The group on Saturday was tagging sharks as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

Team New Jersey Division 3 Volleyball Takes Gold in Special Olympics

Members of the Garden State's Division 3 volleyball team for the Special Olympics came out on top during the competition.