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US probes NJ’s $25M post-storm marketing effort

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are taking a closer look at how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration spent $25 million to promote the Jersey shore after Superstorm Sandy. Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.'s office says the ...

NJ teacher, believed to be oldest, turns 100

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman believed to be the oldest working teacher in America is celebrating her 100th birthday. Students, teachers and family members of Agnes Zhelesnik (zel-LEZ'-nik) gave her a birthday celebration at The Sundance School in ...

Next Miss America pageant set for Sept. 14

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America is staying in Atlantic City. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri announced Friday that the next pageant will take place in the New Jersey shore resort on Sept. 14. Preliminary competitions are scheduled over ...

Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to his constituents and said he was "embarrassed and humiliated" by his staff but had no idea his aides may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution. Christie also said ...

Newark to add police to stem rising violent crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark will hire 100 more police officers as part of an effort to stem the rising tide of violence in the city. Mayor Luis Quintana and law enforcement officials announced the measures Tuesday. City Police Director Samuel DeMaio ...

NJ Gov signs immigrant tuition act

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has held a ceremonial signing of a bill that lowers tuition costs at public colleges for New Jersey students who lack lawful immigration status. Christie signed the bill privately last month, the day ...

Vietnam Vets Work to Restore Military Helicopter

Veterans of the Vietnam War are working to restore the Huey, a military helicopter used in the war, for display at the Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel.

Hunters to cull deer herd in Union County

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Union County's annual deer hunt is due to start Monday at six locations, including the Watchung and Ash Brook reservations and three parks. Officials say the hunt is intended to reduce the region's growing deer population. ...

NJ Catholic diocese buys mansion for bishop

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden has bought a mansion from Rowan University to use for the bishop's home and church functions. Diocese spokesman Peter Feuerherd tells the Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1g2O3QL ) that ...

Retired Jersey City cop charged in bar shooting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A retired Jersey City police officer faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot and wounded a man during a dispute in a city bar. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1hVA4xv) reports that 63-year-old city resident ...