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Woman gets 10-year sentence in immigration scheme

3-22-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who posed as an attorney to steal roughly $100,000 from more than two dozen people who were living in the country illegally is now headed to prison. Union County prosecutors say 46-year-old Maritza Chavez ...
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Report Suggests Giving Judges Power to Set ‘No Bail’ for Dangerous Defendants

3-21-14
In a new report by the joint Committee on Criminal Justice is suggesting new ways to deal with bail and speedy trails.

Community Events in NJ This Week

3-21-14
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 March 21 to 27.

Muslim group to appeal ruling on police spying

3-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department over its surveillance of Muslims. Attorneys with Muslim Advocates and the Center for ...
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Poll Finds Higher Rate of Emotional Distress Among Sandy Victims

3-20-14
The latest Monmouth University poll has found that Sandy victims are much more likely to feel emotionally distressed than other New Jerseyans.

NJ Assembly OKs smoking ban for beaches, parks

3-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has approved a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in New Jersey. Thursday's vote now sends the measure to the state Senate, where a vote has not yet been scheduled. The ...

NJ provost named Notre Dame of Maryland president

3-20-14
BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University has named a New Jersey educator as its 14th president. Marylou Yam, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, was named president Thursday. She ...
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Largest NJ AIDS Foundation Raises Money to Provide Free Services

3-20-14
The first and largest AIDS foundation in New Jersey, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, will be holding a Casino Night March 22 in New Brunswick to raise money to keep their services free of charge to the community.

NJ to euthanize 114K brook trout due to disease

3-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials will euthanize 114,000 brook trout at New Jersey's Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County due to a recurrence of a fish disease. The Environmental Protection Department says tests confirmed the presence of ...
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NJ Has One Shelter for Every 194 Homeless Individuals

3-19-14
Homeless people in New Jersey can find a place to stay in shelters or use transitional housing programs, but some feel like there's nowhere to go but tent communities.