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Jersey City set to open mysterious old safes

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two mysterious safes discovered in a wall of the Jersey City mayor's office will be opened this week. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1bItQyq) reports locksmiths will be at city hall on Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Steve ...

Hoboken wants to be urban flood protection model

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Hoboken is looking to become a national model for flood prevention. Mayor Dawn Zimmer is advocating for better planning and increased funding for flood-prone urban areas. Zimmer wants to incentivize the use of green roofs and ...

NJ judge temporarily blocks child support act

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has temporarily blocked New Jersey from withholding trade licenses to people who owe back child support when they had no capacity to pay. The preliminary injunction was issued in the case of Patrice Dowe. He accrued ...

Super Bowl parking a hit at $150 a pop

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ticketholders to February's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium are already lining up to pay $150 each for parking passes. Passes went on sale Thursday at an official NFL website, www.superbowlparking.clickandpark.com . It ...

Immigrant tuition bill advances

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill that would help students in the U.S. illegally pay for their college educations has advanced. The Assembly Budget Committee advanced the bill Thursday that would allow these students pay the cheaper in-state tuition rate ...

NJ lawmakers visit site of immigration protest

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's two U.S. senators are planning a 24-hour fast in solidarity with protesters in Washington, D.C. pushing for immigration law changes. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker visited the group Fast for Families in ...

Meningitis B vaccinations top 3K at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University reports more than 3,300 students have received meningitis B vaccinations since a mass vaccination got underway on campus Monday. That is more than half of the nearly 6,000 students that federal health ...

NJ boy injured in sledding accident

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A day of fun in the snow ended in a trip to the hospital for an 11-year-old in northern New Jersey. The boy was sledding down a steep slope that ended at a fenced-in retaining wall in Mount Olive Township on ...

Snow Hits New Jersey, Making Travel More Difficult

A snowstorm delayed travel and closed schools around the Garden State.

8 arrested in NJ immigrant detention protest

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Eight people have been arrested after attempting to block access to an immigration detention facility in northern New Jersey. The eight were among a group of about 60 protesters who formed a human chain outside a detention ...