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Man sentenced in sex abuse victims monument case

2-8-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who used a sledgehammer to destroy a monument to victims of clergy sexual abuse will not be going to prison. Gordon Ellis was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and ordered to pay $7,500 restitution. ...

Christie’s inaugural committee donates $225K

2-7-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's inaugural committee says it will donate nearly $225,000 to three charities. The money was left over from fundraising. A snowstorm forced the committee to cancel Christie's $500-a-head ...

Princeton; Navy re-establish NROTC program

2-6-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is bringing back the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program, known as NROTC. The university announced Thursday that a crosstown agreement between Princeton, the Navy and Rutgers University will ...

Feds OK $26.3M to buy out flood-prone homes

2-6-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has awarded New Jersey $26.3 million to enable it to buy 89 homes in flood-prone sections of Woodbridge. The state is in the process of buying homes from willing sellers affected by Superstorm Sandy ...

Home makeover for NJ Superstorm victims

2-6-14
RANDOLPH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who is raising her three siblings after their parents were killed during Superstorm Sandy is getting some help from a television show. The NBC home improvement show George to the Rescue has made repairs to ...
Runners at the 2013 Cupid's Chase event in Princeton. Photo credit: Kathryn Sampson, Community Options Inc.

Cupid’s Chase 5K in 6 NJ Towns to Help Disabled

2-6-14
Cupid's Chase 5K events are being hosted in six New Jersey towns to raise money for Community Options, Inc., a non-profit that helps disabled community members.

NJ eyes no-shame change to casino self-exclusion

2-6-14
UNDATED (AP) — New Jersey is considering letting people ban themselves from casino or Internet gambling without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The state's voluntary self-exclusion lists permit people to sign up and request that they ...

FEMA: No reimbursement for ransacked store

2-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials will not pay a New Jersey town that reimbursed an Army Navy store $185,000 after volunteer firefighters took goods in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. FEMA has told New Jersey ...

Flea: Red Hot Chili Peppers mimed Super Bowl song

2-4-14
The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided long ago they were never going to mime a live performance. The band made an exception for the NFL, it turns out. The group's bassist, Flea, said in a letter to fans posted on the group's website Tuesday that the ...
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East Rutherford Mayor Says Super Bowl Host Town Did Well Without NFL’s Help

2-4-14
Mayor James Cassella says that East Rutherford did well with its pre-Super Bowl event, which exceeded expectations.