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Lawsuit focuses on tab for Super Bowl venue’s turf

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prep for their showdown in the Super Bowl, a legal fight is playing out over the turf installed last summer at the NFL title game's venue. Missouri-based Taylor Turf Installation Inc. is ...

NJ man tests positive for swine flu

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has tested positive for swine flu. Health officials in Warren County told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1jGlsTF ) Thursday that a teacher at Liberty Elementary School had been confirmed to have H1N1, ...

NJ unemployment rate drops as labor force shrinks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unemployment rate has dropped significantly for the second month in a row, but it's not because more jobs have been created. December's rate was 7.3 percent, down a half-point from November and the lowest ...

Christie touts free dinner program for Camden kids

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is praising a new pilot program that is offering free hot dinners to students in a half-dozen Camden schools. Christie spoke Thursday at the Dudley Family School to promote the program, which is now serving ...
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Super Bowl XLVIII Events In NJ

Super Bowl XLVIII events are scheduled throughout the state leading up to the game at MetLife Stadium.

Campbell Says Day of Serivce Brings MLK’s Motto to Life

New Jersey Commission for National and Community Service Chairman Anthony Campbell says that volunteer services on Martin Luther King Day live out Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s motto.

Anger over Sandy relief funding spurs NJ protest

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Protesters upset with how the state is distributing relief funding for Superstorm Sandy victims have taken their complaints to New Jersey's capital city. The Occupy Sandy New Jersey group arrived in Trenton on Saturday morning ...

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 Jan. 17 to 23. If you have additions, post them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

NJ’s pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's pigskin-prognosticating camel has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl. Princess was a fixture at the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township for 10 years and gained fame for ...

Christie hugs woman left homeless by Sandy

MANAHAWKIN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hugged a woman who lost her home before he spoke to Superstorm Sandy victims. Thursday's meeting was hastily canceled one week ago because of a scandal over traffic jams that appear to have ...