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Rutgers board votes to merge 2 nursing schools

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved merging two nursing programs despite questions from union officials about the implications for employees. The new Rutgers School of Nursing will launch July 1. It ...

Cumberland County GOP chair accused of theft

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused the chairman of the Cumberland County Republican Party of swindling an elderly patient at his rehabilitation center of more than $149,000. Fifty-one-year-old Robert Greco Jr. of Vineland ...

Penn Foundation to fund $35M in watershed grants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The William Penn Foundation is funding $35 million of multi-year grants to protect and restore portions of the Delaware River watershed in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. The grants will fund more than 40 ...

NJ bar closes _ again _ victimized twice by Sandy

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey shore restaurant destroyed by Superstorm Sandy encouraged residents of Union Beach last year when its owner moved it a few blocks inland for the first summer after the storm. But Jakeabob's Bay won't live to see ...
Stefanie Arozamena's daughters Emily and Kayla cutting the ribbon of a new Jame Monroe Elementary School sign with the principal Lynda Zapoticzny & Mayor Ricigliano in 2011. Photo courtesy of Stefani Arozamena.

Parent Fundraises for Edison School Teachers Who Helped Her Family After House Fire

Stefanie Arozamena is raising money for the teachers at James Monroe Elementary School in Edison to help them rebuild their classrooms after the school burned down. Members of the school community helped the Arozamena family after their home was lost to fire in 2011.

Prosecutors probe student’s death at NJ college

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a student at a southern New Jersey college. It's not yet clear when or how Henry Lee died. But school officials say foul play is not suspected. Richard Stockton College of ...

NJ woman gets nails done, gives birth at salon

GLEN ROCK, N.J. (AP) — What started as a day at the nail salon turned into a day a northern New Jersey won't soon forget. The owner of Eden Nails in Glen Rock tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1poYtPL) the woman, a regular customer of the salon, ...

Historic Greystone building demo coming soon

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — One of northern New Jersey's former architectural landmarks is slated to be demolished in the next few months. Representatives of the state Department of the Treasury visited the site of the closed Greystone Park ...

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 March 28 to April 3.

Autism Awareness Month 2014 Events in NJ

April is National Autism Awareness Month and there are events going on throughout the state benefiting autism organizations.