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Promoting Prom Safety in New Ways

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) is appealing to the popularity of zombies to help students make smart decisions related to their proms.

New Jersey sued, accused of ignoring ’02 gun law

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gun-control groups are suing New Jersey over the state's 12-year-old "smart gun" law. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and a local chapter of the Million Mom March filed the lawsuit Monday. It accuses the attorney ...

Assembly speaker unveils vocational ed bills

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Assembly Democrats have introduced a package of bills designed to improve and expand vocational education in New Jersey. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Education Committee chairman Patrick Diegnan Jr. say the ...

Thousands of Rutgers grads get their diplomas

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of Rutgers students received their diplomas during the university's system-wide commencement ceremony. School officials say the class of 2014 had an estimated 16,431 graduates. That includes students from the New ...

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.