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NJ celebrates a decade hosting West Point cadets

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey program that offers cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point a crash-course in different cultures is marking its tenth year. Cadets visit Jersey City as part of a course called 'Winning the ...

Communtiy Events in NJ

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 4 to 10.

Essex County Prepares for 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Essex County prepares for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park, set to begin on April 5.

Man sues over medical marijuana job suspension

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Transit clerk is suing after the agency suspended him for using medical marijuana to treat his end-stage renal failure. The suit filed last month by 57-year-old Charlie Davis may be the first of its kind in New ...

Bullet hits school bus in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — No children were injured when a bullet struck a school bus in New Jersey's largest city. Newark police say a man was wounded in the gunfire on 1st Street Thursday. He's in stable condition. Police say the bus, which was carry ...

Competition Highlights Design Proposals to Prevent Future Storm Damage

Participants in the "Rebuild By Design" competition outlined their proposals to prevent damage from future storms like Hurricane Sandy.

Easter 2014 Events in NJ

Easter is April 20 this year and many events are scheduled throughout the state to celebrate the holiday.

Private guards in 3 NJ counties reach contract

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Private security officers who guard commercial office buildings in three New Jersey counties have reached a contract. Officials with 32BJ of the Service Employees International union say more than 1,200 security officers in ...

Honor student who sued parents picks a college

LINCOLN PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey honor student who had sued her parents for financial support has chosen a college. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1j1qI4o) says Rachel Canning announced on Facebook that she plans to attend ...

Terra Tech Hopes to Corner Marijuana Market

The company Terra Tech has invested $5 million to expand its facility in the hopes that New Jersey legalizes marijuana for recreational use.