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Top Christie aide: I knew nothing of bridge plot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The highest-ranking aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to testify before lawmakers about the traffic jam plot that has ensnared the administration says he doesn't know who ordered the scheme or why. The aide, Chief of Staff ...

Post-superstorm buyouts get boost as summer nears

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is stepping up its efforts to buy homes in flood-prone areas and tear them down as the second summer after Superstorm Sandy approaches. The goal of the $300 million Blue Acres program is to create open spaces to ...

Workers vote for union at Atlantic City’s Revel

Workers at Atlantic City's newest casino have voted to join a union. Employees at Revel Casino Hotel voted late Friday night to join Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union. Revel had been Atlantic City's only non-union casino since its 2012 opening. About ...

Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The granddaughter of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is thanking the men who carried out the D-Day invasion during World War II by telling them "the world would have been a very different place" had their campaign failed. Susan ...

Contributions Made On D-Day, Now On Display at National Guard and Militia Museum

The New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum in Sea Grit opens an exhibit to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Yogi Berra, D-Day rocket boat vet, feted on anniv

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Seventy years ago, a 19-year-old from St. Louis was on a small attack boat launching rockets at the Germans during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Lawrence Peter Berra, a minor league baseball player who would later ...

D-Day remembered at Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of helicopters has showered 1 million rose petals on the Statue of Liberty during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Hundreds of history buffs, World War II veterans and active duty military ...

Kid says teacher taped mouths, prompting probe

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A substitute teacher in northern New Jersey is under investigation following a complaint she taped the mouths of several children who were talking during quiet time. Police in Elizabeth say the incident occurred Monday and ...

Community Events in NJ This Week

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 June 6 to June 12.

Corbett, Christie campaign; Wolf gets labor nod

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's willing to spend a lot of money to ensure his fellow Republican Gov. Tom Corbett gets re-elected this year to another term in Pennsylvania. The men appeared together Friday afternoon at ...