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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 ...

NJ university reports meningitis case

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A case of meningitis has been reported at Monmouth University. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1baAzDx ) reports that the university's president sent a letter to the school community saying an employee of the campus ...

NJ unemployment rate, labor force size, decline

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unemployment rate has dropped a bit early this fall as more people have left the labor force. Preliminary October data show the number of people with jobs dropped slightly as the unemployment rate was 8.4 percent. ...

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.