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2-century-old estate reopens after 2-year cleanup

4-12-14
RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Two years after a furnace malfunction covered it in oily soot, a Revolutionary War-era estate has reopened in northern New Jersey. Ringwood Manor underwent a $1.6 million restoration after the malfunction in January 2012. ...

School budget elections disappearing in New Jersey

4-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The April school budget election is swiftly becoming a thing of the past in New Jersey. On April 23, voters in just 26 communities across the state will hold the elections in which voters are asked to approve their school ...
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Commuters, Businesses Get Ready for 2-Year Pulaski Skyway Closure

4-11-14
The northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway will be closed for two years to complete a rehabilitation project.

Community Events in NJ This Week

4-11-14
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 April 11 to April 17.

Homeless teens find allies in NJ Legislature

4-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A handful of New Jersey legislators will be sleeping out on the Statehouse lawn to call attention to the plight of homeless teenagers. Friday night's legislative sleep out is a fundraiser for Covenant House, a leading provider ...

2 workers injured in college garage collapse

4-11-14
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — State inspectors are on the scene of a partial collapse of a parking garage under construction on New Jersey's William Paterson University, injuring two workers. University public relations director Mary Beth Zeman (ZEE'-man) ...
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Raising Chickens Gains Popularity in NJ

4-10-14
Despite some local laws limiting or prohibiting the practice of keeping chickens on residential property, many in New Jersey have started raising the birds for eggs.
Kids receiving toys from the toy drive. Photo Courtesy of Lynn Munroe.

Earth Week Inspires Toy Drive Around NJ

4-10-14
Second Chance Toys and 1-800-Got-Junk will be holding a toy drive April 12-13 to deliver items to needy children and keep working toys out of landfills.

Radio towers demolished for American Dream project

4-10-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The demolition of three 500-foot-tall cellular radio towers will help clear the way for the long-delayed American Dream project at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. The tower site will become the location of a ...

Pet bobcat may be allowed back at New Jersey home

4-10-14
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman in southern New Jersey may get her pet bobcat back if she builds a pen to contain it. Rocky got out of Ginny Fine's Stafford Township home on March 25. Fine found the 38-pound, 3-year-old in a ...