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Immigrant tuition bill will go to Christie ‘as is’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Legislature doesn't plan to amend an immigrant tuition bill to reflect Gov. Chris Christie's suggested changes. Christie on Monday said he would not sign the bill that passed the Senate because its benefits are ...

Christie: In-state tuition bill benefits too rich

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would not sign the version of an immigrant tuition bill passed by the state Senate. Christie says the Senate bill grants richer benefits than the federal Dream Act and could make New ...

Ocean City Works to Help Typhoon Victims in Sister City

Ocean City and San Jose Occidental Mindoro in the Philippines are sister cities. Residents are working to collect donations to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Rutgers report: University handled Sandy well

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Rutgers University task force has found the university handled Superstorm Sandy well but offers some areas for improvement. The document says the state's flagship public university needs to come up with plans to make ...

In Newark, JFK’s Visits Remembered Wistfully

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Newarkers remembered his visits to New Jersey's largest city.

Vets4Warriors Offers Peer Counseling for Service Members

Military veterans participate in peer-to-peer counseling through the Vets4Warriors program, based at Rutgers.

Parents Welcome Their Children on National Adoption Day

More than two dozen adoptions were finalized at the Monmouth County Courthouse in celebration of National Adoption Day.

NJ grants to be awarded for Sandy-affected child care programs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Christie Administration says $2.5 million in grants are being given to child care-related programs and families impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The Social Services Block Grant funds will be used to help families whose child ...

8th case of meningitis confirmed at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is reporting its eighth case of meningitis this year. Princeton Spokesman Martin Mbugua (BOO'-gwah) says a female student developed meningitis symptoms on Wednesday and was hospitalized Thursday. Mbugua ...

Walker seeks middle path to GOP presidential buzz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Republican activists say they want a governor to be their next presidential nominee. The buzz centers on New Jersey's Chris Christie for now. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is trying to climb into the 2016 conversation. Some ...