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NJ officials discuss Sandy recovery plan

2-11-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State officials will hold their second hearing on New Jersey's plan to spend the next $1.4 billion in aid to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The hearing will take place on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus in Newark ...

Report: NJ in top 10 on Advanced Placement tests

2-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey high school students who take Advanced Placement exams score among the nation's highest. But a new report finds that low-income students often do not take the tests. The College Board, which administers the test, ...
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Price Says It’s An Honor To Be Named Newark’s Historian

2-10-14
Newark's newest city historian, Clement Price, says it is an honor to be named historian and to follow in the footsteps of Charles Cummings.

NJ man buys 2 winning lottery tickets

2-10-14
GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Luck was on the side of a New Jersey man. John Roland of Garfield bought two Jersey Cash 5 lottery tickets with the same numbers and won $292,935 with each ticket. He also matched four numbers on a third ticket, winning $515. ...

Plainfield drops support for immigrant ID cards

2-9-14
PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Plainfield's new mayor has shut down a nonprofit group's program that provides photo identification cards to the city's immigrant community. Adrian Mapp, who took office last month, said he made the move due to residents' ...

Man sentenced in sex abuse victims monument case

2-8-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who used a sledgehammer to destroy a monument to victims of clergy sexual abuse will not be going to prison. Gordon Ellis was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and ordered to pay $7,500 restitution. ...

Christie’s inaugural committee donates $225K

2-7-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's inaugural committee says it will donate nearly $225,000 to three charities. The money was left over from fundraising. A snowstorm forced the committee to cancel Christie's $500-a-head ...

Princeton; Navy re-establish NROTC program

2-6-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is bringing back the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program, known as NROTC. The university announced Thursday that a crosstown agreement between Princeton, the Navy and Rutgers University will ...

Feds OK $26.3M to buy out flood-prone homes

2-6-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has awarded New Jersey $26.3 million to enable it to buy 89 homes in flood-prone sections of Woodbridge. The state is in the process of buying homes from willing sellers affected by Superstorm Sandy ...

Home makeover for NJ Superstorm victims

2-6-14
RANDOLPH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who is raising her three siblings after their parents were killed during Superstorm Sandy is getting some help from a television show. The NBC home improvement show George to the Rescue has made repairs to ...