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NY man pleads guilty in NJ in alleged divorce ring

3-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Brooklyn man has admitted to traveling to New Jersey to coerce a Jewish man to give his wife a religious divorce - called a 'get' - through threats of violence. The U.S. attorney's office says David Hellman pleaded guilty ...
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Hayden’s Heart Raises Money to Benefit Familes Dealing with Heart Defects

3-6-14
Ady and Rob Dorsett started Hayden's Heart in memory of their son Hayden who passed away as an infant from a congenital heart defect.
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Read Across America Takes Place In NJ

3-6-14
Read Across America events have been taking place throughout New Jersey to celebrate the life of Dr. Seuss.

Popular W. Mass. teacher mourned

3-6-14
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A private school in western Massachusetts is in mourning after the unexpected death of a popular young teacher and coach. Bob Hill, head of the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, said on the school's Facebook ...

NJ closing 2 charter schools, renewing 10

3-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have told two charter schools that their charters are being revoked and they will be closed at the end of the academic year. Another 10 schools are having their charters renewed for five years, though four ...

Union seeks removal of NJ school superintendent

3-6-14
MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Union members are seeking the removal of a southern New Jersey school superintendent who is pursuing tenure charges against a teacher who reported finding two kindergarten students engaged in sex play. Wednesday's ...

Sweeney, advocates submit Sandy aid plans

3-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Senate President Stephen Sweeney has crafted his own plan for how the second round of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds is distributed. The Democrat's plan calls for more funds to flow to homeowners and renters. It also relies ...

NJ closes on first 8 home buyouts in South River

3-5-14
SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have completed buyouts of eight homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy in South River as its program to buy and demolish storm-prone properties continues. So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts ...
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‘The Confession Stand’ Aims to Raise Awareness About Emotional Disorders Through Art

3-5-14
A New Jersey native helped start "The Confession Stand," which aims to raise awareness about emotional disorders through various forms of art.
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South Jersey Food Bank Sees High Demand After Casino Closure

3-4-14
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey's Southern Branch has seen increased demand since the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel closed in January.