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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 May 16 to 22.
A Drawing of the Newark Public Library. Photo Courtesy of Nadine Sergejeff.

Newark Library Celebrates 125 Years

The Newark Public Library is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Washington Street main library. A reception for a new exhibit is scheduled for May 19.

Longport water tower has its smile back

LONGPORT, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey shore town's water tower is smiling again. Workers have finished painting a smiley face on the landmark 125-foot tower in Longport, nearly two years after it vanished in a contract dispute. Mayor Nick Russo tells ...

Christie tells Rowan grads hard work is key

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says that willingness to work hard is the key to a successful life. The governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate gave the commencement speech Friday at southern New Jersey's Rowan ...
Centennial Celebration poster in Woodland Park. Photo by Erin Pedrini.

Woodland Park Kicks Off Centennial Celebration

Woodland Park is celebrating its centennial with a parade and picnic kickoff event on Saturday, May 17.

One Month to Go for Special Olympics USA Games

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games begin June 14 at the Prudential Center in Newark. Barnabas Health held a kickoff ceremony today.

As college students walk, speakers walk away

Forget about their students not making it to graduation. Now colleges have to wonder whether their speakers will. Former University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau (BUR'-zheh-noe) has added his name to the expanding list of ...

New Jersey lawmakers look at college changes

EWING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers who want to make the state's colleges more accountable and affordable are hearing about some complications with their plans. The Assembly's Higher Education Committee heard Wednesday from college presidents, ...

Teaneck Marks 50th Anniversary of Desegregation Vote

The Teaneck school board voted 50 years ago to end segregation.

Man fights for right to use medical pot in casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is considering suing for the right to use medical marijuana in an Atlantic City casino. Daniel Price's lawyer, Michelle Douglass, says that Revel Casino Hotel failed to accommodate his disability when a ...