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New Jersey releases newest student health survey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's latest student health survey finds fewer students are drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and using drugs. But the number of students who say they were bullied hasn't changed since 2009 and many students continue ...

Athletes Show Talents in Special Olympics Gymnastics Competition

Meet New Jersey's Special Olympics gymnastics team, who call themselves the Fab Five.

Bill delays new tests to evaluate NJ teachers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Assembly has passed a bill that would delay the use of new standardized tests to evaluate teachers in New Jersey. The measure, which cleared the lower house by a 72-4 vote on Monday, also would create a task force to review ...

Red Bank substitute teacher arrested

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a 37-year-old with having sex with a 16-year-old female student when he was a substitute teacher at Red Bank Regional High School. Monmouth County prosecutors have charged Darnell Lewis with sexual ...

2014 Special Olympics USA Games Are Underway After Ceremony

The opening ceremony for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games was held Sunday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, officially kicking off the games.
Manuel "Manny" Jimenez participates in the Adaptive Scuba for Soldiers Program at CentraState. Photo courtesy of Melissa Baratta.

CentraState Offers Scuba Diving Program for Wounded Veterans

New Jersey scuba diving instructor Stewart Snyder leads the Adaptive Scuba for Soldiers Program at CentraState Healthcare that teaches wounded veterans how to scuba dive and certifies them.

Christie keeps focus on higher education

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is keeping his focus on higher education. The governor attended a ground breaking ceremony for a chemistry building on Rutgers University's Piscataway campus Monday. The $115 million project is ...

Upper level GWB lanes facing 12-week shutdown

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are urged to use the lower level of the George Washington Bridge during overnight hours due to construction. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the three upper-level lanes of the bridge will be closed ...

Poll: New Jersey gamblers prefer Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds most New Jersey gamblers would continue to play in Atlantic City even after four new casinos are built in New York. But the Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll also has some bad news for the ...

Rutgers student crowned Miss New Jersey

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Rutgers University student has been crowned Miss New Jersey. Cierra Kaler-Jones of Galloway Township won the title Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier, beating out 23 other contestants. It was the fourth time she ...