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Bed scene film clip costs NJ actor-teacher day job

RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teacher with a second career as an actor is losing his job after an arbitrator concluded that he showed students a clip of himself in bed with an actress. Technology teacher Richard Graffanino denied showing the ...

NJ man admits swindling housing aid from FEMA

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has admitted swindling more than $12,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy. Monmouth County prosecutors say 51-year-old William Nagle of Sea Bright pleaded guilty to ...

New Jersey newspaper tells Wyoming to butt out

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New Jersey's biggest newspaper has a message for the least populated state in the nation: Butt Out. The Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark published an editorial on Tuesday telling Wyoming to mind its own business. The editorial ...

Salt Supplies Dwindling in NJ as Winter Weather Continues

Many municipalities are seeing dangerously low salt supplies after getting more snow than a typical winter.
2013 Freezing for a Reason polar bear plunge. Photo courtesy: Lauren Washburn.

‘Freezing for a Reason’ Polar Bear Plunge for Suicide Prevention

The Second Annual "Freezing for a Reason AC" polar bear plunge Feb. 23 will raise money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

NJ’s Top 10 Beaches contest resumes after Sandy

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Top Ten Beaches contest is back after a one-year break while the shore began its recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Voting began at noon Monday in the contest, sponsored by the New Jersey Sea Grant ...

JDMF Run to Benefit Struggling Pirl Family

The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation has organized a run on Feb. 23, to benefit the Pirl family, which is struggling after a major accident and Hurricane Sandy.

College student from Tenn. found dead at NJ home

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say they're not sure what led to the fatal beating of a college student from Tennessee. Middlesex County prosecutors say William McCaw was found dead in the backyard of a New Brunswick home ...

Princeton offers second dose of meningitis vaccine

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is offering booster shots for students and staff who received the meningitis B vaccine last December. The second dose will be available from Monday through Thursday at the school's Frist Campus Center. ...
Ethan and Jason Sandlofer at A Cycle for Survival event. Photo courtesy of Jason Sandlofer.

E’s Biker Buddies: First Children’s Only Cycle Event for Cancer Research

Seven-year-old Ethan Sandlofer is hosting the first Cycle for Survival event for kids only, to raise money for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in memory of his mother.