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Plainfield drops support for immigrant ID cards

2-9-14
PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Plainfield's new mayor has shut down a nonprofit group's program that provides photo identification cards to the city's immigrant community. Adrian Mapp, who took office last month, said he made the move due to residents' ...

Man sentenced in sex abuse victims monument case

2-8-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who used a sledgehammer to destroy a monument to victims of clergy sexual abuse will not be going to prison. Gordon Ellis was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and ordered to pay $7,500 restitution. ...

Christie’s inaugural committee donates $225K

2-7-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's inaugural committee says it will donate nearly $225,000 to three charities. The money was left over from fundraising. A snowstorm forced the committee to cancel Christie's $500-a-head ...

Princeton; Navy re-establish NROTC program

2-6-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is bringing back the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program, known as NROTC. The university announced Thursday that a crosstown agreement between Princeton, the Navy and Rutgers University will ...

Feds OK $26.3M to buy out flood-prone homes

2-6-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has awarded New Jersey $26.3 million to enable it to buy 89 homes in flood-prone sections of Woodbridge. The state is in the process of buying homes from willing sellers affected by Superstorm Sandy ...

Home makeover for NJ Superstorm victims

2-6-14
RANDOLPH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who is raising her three siblings after their parents were killed during Superstorm Sandy is getting some help from a television show. The NBC home improvement show George to the Rescue has made repairs to ...
Runners at the 2013 Cupid's Chase event in Princeton. Photo credit: Kathryn Sampson, Community Options Inc.

Cupid’s Chase 5K in 6 NJ Towns to Help Disabled

2-6-14
Cupid's Chase 5K events are being hosted in six New Jersey towns to raise money for Community Options, Inc., a non-profit that helps disabled community members.

NJ eyes no-shame change to casino self-exclusion

2-6-14
UNDATED (AP) — New Jersey is considering letting people ban themselves from casino or Internet gambling without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The state's voluntary self-exclusion lists permit people to sign up and request that they ...

FEMA: No reimbursement for ransacked store

2-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials will not pay a New Jersey town that reimbursed an Army Navy store $185,000 after volunteer firefighters took goods in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. FEMA has told New Jersey ...

Flea: Red Hot Chili Peppers mimed Super Bowl song

2-4-14
The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided long ago they were never going to mime a live performance. The band made an exception for the NFL, it turns out. The group's bassist, Flea, said in a letter to fans posted on the group's website Tuesday that the ...