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Philanthropists donate $3M to Super Bowl charities

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three philanthropists are each donating $1 million to an independent charitable arm of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee for playgrounds and youth centers in both states. The donations to the NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation ...

Fishermen sue NYC over sewage flow during Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of fishermen are suing New York City over shellfish bed pollution they believe was caused by massive releases of raw sewage during Superstorm Sandy. The Baymen's Protective Association represents about 76 people who harvest ...

NJ pols say Super Bowl program ignores host state

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Football fans who think they're coming to New York City for the Feb. 2 Super Bowl are in for a surprise. The game is being played in New Jersey. Some angry New Jersey politicians say you'd never know it, judging by the ...

NYC 9/11 museum opens to public in May

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York say the long-delayed museum dedicated to victims of the terror attack will open to the public in mid-May. Memorial foundation president Joe Daniels said Friday that the cavernous, ...

Lawsuit focuses on tab for Super Bowl venue’s turf

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prep for their showdown in the Super Bowl, a legal fight is playing out over the turf installed last summer at the NFL title game's venue. Missouri-based Taylor Turf Installation Inc. is ...

NJ man tests positive for swine flu

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has tested positive for swine flu. Health officials in Warren County told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1jGlsTF ) Thursday that a teacher at Liberty Elementary School had been confirmed to have H1N1, ...

NJ unemployment rate drops as labor force shrinks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unemployment rate has dropped significantly for the second month in a row, but it's not because more jobs have been created. December's rate was 7.3 percent, down a half-point from November and the lowest ...

Christie touts free dinner program for Camden kids

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is praising a new pilot program that is offering free hot dinners to students in a half-dozen Camden schools. Christie spoke Thursday at the Dudley Family School to promote the program, which is now serving ...
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Super Bowl XLVIII Events In NJ

Super Bowl XLVIII events are scheduled throughout the state leading up to the game at MetLife Stadium.

Campbell Says Day of Serivce Brings MLK’s Motto to Life

New Jersey Commission for National and Community Service Chairman Anthony Campbell says that volunteer services on Martin Luther King Day live out Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s motto.