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Philly region braces for potential rail strike

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Employers in the Philadelphia area are making contingency plans as the region braces for a potential strike that would shut down the regional rail system. Unions representing about 400 engineers and electricians are expected to ...

Jersey City probes possible student data breach

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City school officials are probing whether there's been a data breach involving students' personal information. School Superintendent Marcia Lyles met with parents Thursday night to discuss the investigation into ...

NJ Senate passes bill on public smoking penalties

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would allow municipalities to issue civil rather than criminal fines for violations of public smoking bans. Advocates say the change is a way to levy penalties without consuming as ...

NJ lawmakers OK no-shame change to casino self-ban

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislature approved a bill Thursday that would let people ban themselves from casino or Internet gambling without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The state's voluntary self-exclusion lists ...

Philadelphia area commuter rail strike threatened

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuter trains serving the Philadelphia area might stop running this weekend if last-ditch contract negotiations fail. Federal mediators have asked the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority to meet Friday with ...

NJ doctor gets license suspended for script abuse

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say the license of a Manahawkin doctor has been suspended for illegally distributing painkillers. The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners said on Thursday it has obtained the voluntary temporary license ...

Father’s Day 2014 Events in NJ

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15 this year and there are many events throughout the state to celebrate.

NJ lawmakers amend bill expanding Rutgers board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to add four political appointees to Rutgers University's governing board has moved through an Assembly committee. Senate President Stephen Sweeney's bill expands the university's Board of Governors from 15 voting members ...

NJ immigrant driving bill held for revisions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The sponsor of a bill granting driving privileges to some New Jersey residents living in the United States illegally says the proposal needs more work. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (GOO'-see-or-uh) pulled the proposal from ...

Travel and Tourism Director: NJ Had Record Amount Of Visitors

New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism Executive Director Grace Hanlon says that the state had a record number of visitors over the last year as several areas around the state were recovering from Hurricane Sandy.