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Muslim group to appeal ruling on police spying

3-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department over its surveillance of Muslims. Attorneys with Muslim Advocates and the Center for ...
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Poll Finds Higher Rate of Emotional Distress Among Sandy Victims

3-20-14
The latest Monmouth University poll has found that Sandy victims are much more likely to feel emotionally distressed than other New Jerseyans.

NJ Assembly OKs smoking ban for beaches, parks

3-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has approved a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in New Jersey. Thursday's vote now sends the measure to the state Senate, where a vote has not yet been scheduled. The ...

NJ provost named Notre Dame of Maryland president

3-20-14
BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University has named a New Jersey educator as its 14th president. Marylou Yam, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, was named president Thursday. She ...
Game table at Hyacinth's 2013 Casino Night. Photo courtesy of Lola Akinola.

Largest NJ AIDS Foundation Raises Money to Provide Free Services

3-20-14
The first and largest AIDS foundation in New Jersey, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, will be holding a Casino Night March 22 in New Brunswick to raise money to keep their services free of charge to the community.

NJ to euthanize 114K brook trout due to disease

3-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials will euthanize 114,000 brook trout at New Jersey's Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County due to a recurrence of a fish disease. The Environmental Protection Department says tests confirmed the presence of ...
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NJ Has One Shelter for Every 194 Homeless Individuals

3-19-14
Homeless people in New Jersey can find a place to stay in shelters or use transitional housing programs, but some feel like there's nowhere to go but tent communities.

Report takes on New Jersey’s heroin, pill problem

3-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state panel is offering recommendations on how to combat New Jersey's burgeoning heroin and prescription drug abuse problem. The Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says the use of heroin and prescription opiates ...

Meningitis death tied to last year’s NJ outbreak

3-18-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal health officials say a Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak last year at Princeton University in New Jersey. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Christie campaign manager hired by Minnesota firm

3-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A loyalist to Gov. Chris Christie who was kept in the loop as a political payback scandal unfolded in New Jersey now has a new job. Bill Stepien has been hired by FLS Connect, a Minnesota political consulting firm with ties to ...