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NJ schools locked down after toy gun spotted

2-28-14
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A realistic looking toy gun prompted a massive police response in one New Jersey school district. The Press of Atlantic City reports (http://bit.ly/1hrosmW ) that schools in Middle Township were placed on lockdown ...

Community Events in NJ This Week

2-28-14
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 Feb. 28 to March 6.
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St. Patrick’s Day Parades Around NJ

2-28-14
St. Patrick's Day is March 17. There are many parades scheduled throughout the state to celebrate, starting March 1.

More documents released in NJ traffic jam case

2-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly unredacted documents clear up some of the minor mysteries in the political payback scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Republican governor has come under scrutiny after redacted documents revealed that ...

Christie nominates familiar education commissioner

2-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has nominated a former state education commissioner to return to his former post. Christie on Thursday announced he has selected David Hespe to run the state's Education Department. Hespe held the same job ...

Rape-murder plot trial for pair opens in NY

2-27-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a New Jersey man and a former Manhattan school librarian conspired to kidnap, rape and kill women and children. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brook Cucinella (koo-chih-NEHL'-uh) gave opening statements Thursday ...
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Read Across America Events In NJ

2-26-14
Events celebrating National Read Across America Day are scheduled throughout New Jersey.

Suspended NJ school superintendent reinstated

2-25-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school administrator who was recently cleared of claims that she covered up allegations of a sex assault has been reinstated to her post. The Asbury Park Press (http://bit.ly/1c50tKS) reports that Sandra ...

Budget calls for more aid to NJ school districts

2-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie wants to give more aid to all New Jersey public school districts and give schools extra money to experiment with longer school days or hours. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff says the increases would ...

NJ lawmakers renewing efforts to pass gun measure

2-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are renewing efforts to pass legislation that would reduce the legal capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10. The measure passed in the Assembly last year but never came for a vote in the Senate ...