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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 ...
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NJ Ukrainians Worry About Loved Ones Overseas

2-24-14
With the unrest happening in Ukraine, New Jerseyans are concerned about relatives who are overseas.
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Route 35 Construction Snarls Traffic

2-24-14
The ongoing Route 35 construction project backed up motorists for hours over the weekend.

Subsidy of Rutgers athletics soars amid transition

2-24-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University officials say they still expect the athletics department to be financially independent by 2020 despite having to boost subsidies by nearly 70 percent last year. USA Today and the Home News Tribune ...

2 NJ corrections officers accused of assaults

2-24-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two corrections officers have been suspended after they allegedly assaulted residents in separate incidents at a New Jersey prison for sex offenders. Authorities say 45-year-old Michael Higgins of Toms River and ...