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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 ...
New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford poses with Project Prom winners. Photo Courtesy of Amanda Barry.

NY Giants’ Steve Weatherford Creates Project Prom

New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford hosted Project Prom, which helped high school seniors affected by Hurricane Sandy attend prom.

Sandy-damaged racing boat gets her sea legs back

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A racing sailboat that was nearly destroyed during Superstorm Sandy has returned to the water in style. The Sinn Fein was among about 30 boats stowed at the Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy when the storm hit. It was the ...

Sussex County becomes site of ‘Bigfoot’ search

FREDON, N.J. (AP) — It's big, it's hairy and people in northwestern New Jersey claim to have seen it. Now, a television series has joined the hunt for the infamous Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch. The Animal Planet network's "Finding Bigfoot" ...

Police target underage drinking at Jersey shore

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement will again seek to prevent underage drinking at the Jersey shore this summer. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Friday was in Belmar to announce a series of initiatives. Thirty-five police departments ...

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 ...