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For towns near Super Bowl, party starts early

2-1-14
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Super Bowl is offering some New Jersey towns a good excuse to throw a party, and mild weather on Saturday certainly didn't hurt. In Secaucus, town officials created a Winter Blast in a downtown park, filling it with food ...

Feds widening NJ beaches to pre-Sandy condition

2-1-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Beach replenishment is coming soon to the first Jersey shore community to rebuild its boardwalk after Superstorm Sandy. It's part of a near-statewide blitz to widen and elevate beaches to the shape they were in before the ...

Lawyer: Evidence contradicts Christie on closures

1-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former loyalist of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who oversaw lane closings near the George Washington Bridge says there is evidence that contradicts at least one public statement the governor made about the closures. In a ...

NY Gov. Cuomo to attend Super Bowl

1-31-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) will be attending the Super Bowl. Friday's announcement comes a day after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) said he won't be going to the game. New York is an official ...

Christie helps family move into rebuilt home

1-31-14
MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie moved some furniture to help a family move back into a home rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy. The volunteer event Friday was part of the NFL-sanctioned Rebuilding Together event. He helped at a home in ...

Community Events in NJ This Week

1-31-14
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 Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.

Super Bowl host finally gets ticket

1-30-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — He's hosting a party that he wasn't invited to. The mayor of East Rutherford, the New Jersey town where the Super Bowl is being held on Sunday, didn't have tickets to the game until he got a surprise invite this week. ...
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Local Journalists Discuss Patch Layoffs

1-30-14
New Jersey News Commons Writer Mary Mann, The Alternative Press Sports Editor Tim LeCras and Former Regional Editor at Patch David Chmiel discuss the recent layoffs at Patch.

Merck joins companies ending chimpanzee research

1-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research. The growing trend could mean the roughly 1,000 chimps in the U.S. used for ...

Beyonce by the book: Rutgers offers course on star

1-30-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce." ...