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NJ eyes nearly 700 homes for post-Sandy buyouts

New Jersey has identified nearly 700 homes it plans to buy and demolish as part of an effort to move people out of flood prone areas. But most of the homes targeted for acquisition and demolition are in areas away from the shore, where Superstorm ...

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, he attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development that bears his initials. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes will ...

‘Hurricane’ Carter Remembered in Paterson, Beyond

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a boxer from New Jersey who was wrongly convicted of murder in the 1960s. He died at his home in Toronto Sunday.

NJ Residents Face Intense Allergy Season

Because of an especially long and cold winter, plants are pollinating at once, generating more pollen than usual. This means more symptoms for allergy sufferers.

Nine-Year-Old and Friends Raise Money for Hospital That Helped Her Walk Again

Morristown resident Cooper Weil and her family and friends are fundraising by selling hand-made bracelets for Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, which helped Cooper when she was sick.

NJBEST college savings plan fees cut in half

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Investors in New Jersey's 529 college savings plan will now have more money to put toward their children's college expenses. The management fees for the New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust (NJBEST) are being cut in half ...

New Jersey school sued over ‘under God’ in pledge

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is discriminatory toward atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District ...

New Jersey students to map 150-year-old shipwreck

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Students from a New Jersey college are preparing to spend the summer delving into details of a 150-year-old shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean. The students are to use sonar and other equipment to map the site of the steamship ...

Earth Day 2014 Events in NJ

Earth Day is April 22 this year and there are many events throughout the state to celebrate.

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 April 18 to 24.