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NY Gov. Cuomo to attend Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) will be attending the Super Bowl. Friday's announcement comes a day after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) said he won't be going to the game. New York is an official ...

Christie helps family move into rebuilt home

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie moved some furniture to help a family move back into a home rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy. The volunteer event Friday was part of the NFL-sanctioned Rebuilding Together event. He helped at a home in ...

Community Events in NJ This Week

The weekend is here and if you’re looking for a fun activity this weekend or during the upcoming week, here is a list of events happening Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.

Super Bowl host finally gets ticket

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — He's hosting a party that he wasn't invited to. The mayor of East Rutherford, the New Jersey town where the Super Bowl is being held on Sunday, didn't have tickets to the game until he got a surprise invite this week. ...

Local Journalists Discuss Patch Layoffs

New Jersey News Commons Writer Mary Mann, The Alternative Press Sports Editor Tim LeCras and Former Regional Editor at Patch David Chmiel discuss the recent layoffs at Patch.

Merck joins companies ending chimpanzee research

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research. The growing trend could mean the roughly 1,000 chimps in the U.S. used for ...

Beyonce by the book: Rutgers offers course on star

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Beyonce is one of the world's most scrutinized pop stars, and now that study is moving to academia. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University is offering a course called "Politicizing Beyonce." ...

Rider University president to step down in 2015

LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — Rider University's president has decided to give up his post, but plans to remain in office until next year. Mordechai Rozanski announced his plans Wednesday. The 67-year-old is in his 10th year at the head of the ...

Anti-legal-pot group placing ads near Super Bowl

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group opposed to marijuana legalization is concerned about this year's Super Bowl between teams from the two states that have legalized pot. Project SAM, for Smart Approaches to Marijuana, says it's running ads on billboards ...

NYC turns Times Square into Super Bowl Boulevard

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Times Square is now known as Super Bowl Boulevard. Bundled-up football fans were sliding down a giant Manhattan toboggan run Wednesday. It towers over the 13-block street fair that has taken over the city's busiest ...