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Independence Day 2014 Celebrations and Fireworks in NJ

7-1-14
New Jersey has many events scheduled to celebrate Independence Day.

New Jersey Sandy fund announces $7M in grants

7-1-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund is giving 27 grants totaling $7.3 million. One of the largest recipients is the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group. The organization is getting $1.5 million to assist 700 ...

New Jersey’s Tent City homeless encampment closes

6-30-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A homeless encampment near the Jersey shore that came to be known as Tent City has closed after the last of its 120 occupants was placed in temporary housing. Lakewood town officials and a lawyer who represented the camp's ...

New Jersey rethinking new test to judge teachers

6-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have postponed a vote on delaying the use of new standardized tests as part of their teachers' and principals' evaluations. State Sen. Jeff Van Drew says he's giving Gov. Chris Christie a chance to make a ...
New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford poses with Project Prom winners. Photo Courtesy of Amanda Barry.

NY Giants’ Steve Weatherford Creates Project Prom

6-30-14
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford hosted Project Prom, which helped high school seniors affected by Hurricane Sandy attend prom.

Sandy-damaged racing boat gets her sea legs back

6-29-14
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A racing sailboat that was nearly destroyed during Superstorm Sandy has returned to the water in style. The Sinn Fein was among about 30 boats stowed at the Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy when the storm hit. It was the ...

Sussex County becomes site of ‘Bigfoot’ search

6-29-14
FREDON, N.J. (AP) — It's big, it's hairy and people in northwestern New Jersey claim to have seen it. Now, a television series has joined the hunt for the infamous Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch. The Animal Planet network's "Finding Bigfoot" ...

Police target underage drinking at Jersey shore

6-27-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement will again seek to prevent underage drinking at the Jersey shore this summer. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Friday was in Belmar to announce a series of initiatives. Thirty-five police departments ...

NJ firefighter family buries another loved one

6-26-14
WALLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family held funeral services Thursday for their firefighter son, who died of complications from cancer just three months after his father, also a firefighter, was killed battling a restaurant blaze. Mourners ...
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NJ Technology Council Holds App Forum

6-26-14
Eight of 10 winners who submitted apps to the New Jersey Technology Council Mobile Applications Forum, sponsored by AT&T, were from the Garden State.