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Report on NJ Transit Sandy performance released

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An independent report on New Jersey Transit's performance in Superstorm Sandy says the agency must prepare better for the next big storm. The report by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service was released Tuesday. It says ...

Long waits for aid for Sandy victims in NY and NJ

NEW YORK (AP) — As a second New Year since Superstorm Sandy approaches, many coastal residents are still waiting for New York, New Jersey and New York City to distribute billions of federal dollars that were supposed to go directly to people ...

Boy, 8, hit by truck, killed walking to NYC school

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a third-grader walking to his New York City school on the last day before the winter holiday break has been hit and killed by a truck, and its driver has been arrested. Police say 8-year-old Noshat Nahian was walking ...

Man charged in NJ with green card fraud

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey say they've broken up an alleged fraud ring selling fake government documents. The U.S. attorney's office announced Friday that Domingo Luna was arrested on Dec. 12 by Immigration and Customs ...

First Night Celebrations in NJ to Help Ring in the New Year

Check out First Night events throughout New Jersey where families can celebrate New Year's.

3 charities to benefit from Christie inauguration

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's inauguration committee has selected three charities to receive money raised through his second inauguration. Donors gave $450,000 to charities at Christie's first inauguration in 2010. The Republican's ...

Christie planning private signing of tuition bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning a private signing and a later public ceremony for a bill to lower tuition costs for students who entered the United States illegally. Spokesman Michael Drewniak says the bill will be ...

Camden looks at new anti-violence effort

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Camden are considering trying a violence prevention model that has been used in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere. City and school officials heard details this week from the national director of ...

NJ Assembly passed bill to expand medical pot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill that would let registered medical marijuana users in New Jersey obtain pot legally in other states faces an uncertain future. The Assembly passed the bill 50-23 with 7 abstentions on Thursday. The Senate has yet to pass ...

Jury finds Atlantic City cop used excessive force

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have awarded a man $500,000 in compensatory damages after finding an Atlantic City police officer used excessive force and was not properly trained. The federal jury in Camden found Officer Sterling Wheaten did not owe ...