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NJ man sentenced for Superstorm Sandy scam

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has been sentenced to five years in state prison after admitting he preyed on Superstorm Sandy victims by promising them low-cost housing or cars and defrauding them of approximately $55,000. The ...

Volunteers Build Playground in Moonachie For Sandy-Affected Children

The Borough of Moonachie, NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation, PSEG, BD, United Water and KaBOOM! came together with volunteers to build a new playground for the Sandy-affected children in Moonachie.

Lawmaker’s punch lines raise $11K for charity

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick shouldn't give up his day job. The Westfield lawyer performed for charity at The Comedy Stop club in Atlantic City and raised $11,000 for Superstorm Sandy relief on the ...

NJ committee advances sexting Megan’s Law change

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey teens caught sharing naked pictures of themselves with peers would no longer have to register as sex offenders under a bill advanced by a state Assembly committee. The change is an effort to resolve a complication ...

NJ’s 3rd medical marijuana dispensary prepares to open

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's third medical marijuana dispensary is accepting patients. Garden State Dispensary in Woodbridge is slated to open before the end of the year. Patients and caregivers must register to use the facility and ...

NJ Senate OKs in-state tuition rate for immigrants

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill allowing New Jersey residents who were brought to the United States illegally as children to pay in-state tuition rates for college. Monday's vote was 25-12. The bill permits this group of ...

Delaware jury awards $2.4M in clergy abuse case

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal jury in Delaware has awarded $2.4 million to a New Jersey man who claimed he was abused as a boy more than 30 years ago by a cleric who worked in the Archdiocese of New York. Forty-four-year-old Brian Elliott said ...

NJ college official laves amid plagiarism probe

UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey college official has left the school after being accused of plagiarism. A complaint accused Kean University associate vice president for academic affairs Katerina Andriotis of copying nearly nine pages of a ...

Princeton University considers meningitis vaccine

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University officials are deciding whether to give students a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the disease. A decision could be made as early as Monday. The Food and ...

NJ Christie’s political move disappoints mentor

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seldom makes a political miscalculation. But when the likely 2016 presidential candidate tried to dump Tom Kean Jr. as state Senate Republican leader, he suffered a rare defeat — and alienated ...