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FEMA extends Sandy housing aid in NJ

3-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have extended temporary housing assistance for Superstorm Sandy victims in New Jersey by three months. The aid was due to expire on April 30th. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. had requested ...

NJ court grants delay in affordable housing case

3-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration has won a temporary reprieve from an order requiring the state Council on Affordable Housing to meet and advance rules on how much housing each town must allocate for lower-income people. ...
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Wantage Resident Named Top NJ HS Youth Volunteer for Anti-Bullying Program

3-10-14
Wantage resident Ashley Craig was chosen as the top high school youth volunteer in New Jersey for the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for creating a program called Students Against Being Bullied (SABB).

Security focus of NJ school construction votes

3-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's Election Day in 13 New Jersey school districts. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to consider projects worth $180 million. Nearly half the costs could be picked up by the state government. New schools are not on the ...

NJ Transit skips hearing on Super Bowl rail issues

3-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has again been rebuffed by officials from New Jersey Transit and the NFL as the panel probes what caused massive train delays after last month's Super Bowl. The Assembly's Transportation ...

New Jersey affordable housing panel told to meet

3-7-14
A New Jersey court has denied the state government's attempt to delay an order forcing the state Council on Affordable Housing to meet and adopt rules dictating how many homes each town must allocate for lower-income residents. The initial ruling was ...

Community Events in NJ This Week

3-7-14
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 March 7 to March 13.
"An Evening On The Runway" 2013 Fashion Show Participants. Photo Courtesy of Beth Akkaway

‘An Evening on the Runway’ Highlights Heart Disease

3-7-14
Clara Maass Medical Center and the health departments in Montclair and Nutley have teamed up for the second "An Evening on the Runway" event, which raises awareness about heart disease, particularly in women.

Rutgers backs inviting Condoleezza Rice

3-7-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University officials are standing by their decision to invite Condoleezza Rice to speak at the school's commencement in May. The school's Board of Governors voted to pay the former secretary of state under ...

NY man pleads guilty in NJ in alleged divorce ring

3-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Brooklyn man has admitted to traveling to New Jersey to coerce a Jewish man to give his wife a religious divorce - called a 'get' - through threats of violence. The U.S. attorney's office says David Hellman pleaded guilty ...