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Popular W. Mass. teacher mourned

3-6-14
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A private school in western Massachusetts is in mourning after the unexpected death of a popular young teacher and coach. Bob Hill, head of the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, said on the school's Facebook ...

NJ closing 2 charter schools, renewing 10

3-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have told two charter schools that their charters are being revoked and they will be closed at the end of the academic year. Another 10 schools are having their charters renewed for five years, though four ...

Union seeks removal of NJ school superintendent

3-6-14
MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Union members are seeking the removal of a southern New Jersey school superintendent who is pursuing tenure charges against a teacher who reported finding two kindergarten students engaged in sex play. Wednesday's ...

Sweeney, advocates submit Sandy aid plans

3-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Senate President Stephen Sweeney has crafted his own plan for how the second round of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds is distributed. The Democrat's plan calls for more funds to flow to homeowners and renters. It also relies ...

NJ closes on first 8 home buyouts in South River

3-5-14
SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have completed buyouts of eight homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy in South River as its program to buy and demolish storm-prone properties continues. So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts ...
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‘The Confession Stand’ Aims to Raise Awareness About Emotional Disorders Through Art

3-5-14
A New Jersey native helped start "The Confession Stand," which aims to raise awareness about emotional disorders through various forms of art.
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South Jersey Food Bank Sees High Demand After Casino Closure

3-4-14
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey's Southern Branch has seen increased demand since the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel closed in January.

Former NJ judge faces voter fraud charges

3-4-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A municipal judge in New Jersey is facing voter fraud charges for allegedly casting ballots in a town he does not live in. The Middlesex County prosecutor's office says Spencer Robbins surrendered to authorities on Tuesday ...
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Winter Storms Bust County, Town Budgets

3-3-14
The high number of storms this winter have drained county and municipal budgets for snow removal.
Spin for a Child spin cycling event to benefit CASA for Children of Essex County with NFL Pro Isaiah Williams (center on March 2 at 3Sixty Spinning Studio in Montclair with Brenda Hebert (Development Director) and Jason Careter (board member).

NFL Pro Participates in Spin Event to Benefit Essex County Children

3-3-14
NFL Tennessee Titans wide receiver Isaiah Williams, a lifelong resident of Montclair, participated in "Spin for a Child" to benefit Essex County children who have been removed from their homes.