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NJ gets more time to set affordable housing rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's highest court has given the state a little more time to come up with new requirements for affordable housing in every community. In a ruling Friday, the state Supreme Court gave the state's Council on Affordable ...
Bergen Community College student and NAACP member Ivan Wei

Bergen Student Named NAACP East Region Chair

Bergen Community College student Ivan Wei's efforts with his local NAACP chapter have led to his selection as Region II chairman throughout the Northeast.

Funeral held for 4 who died in Jersey City fire

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Friends and relatives are remembering four family members who died in a fire in Jersey City as "beautiful people." Mourners paid their respects to the Rev. Bishop Pickett, his wife, Eula Mae, and their adult sons Friday. ...

Sandy victims must pay rent at NJ fort, trailers

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Fifty-seven families displaced by Superstorm Sandy still living on a former Army installation near the New Jersey shore or in government-supplied mobile homes will be able to stay for the summer, but they'll have to start ...

Old Bridge Glass Slipper Project Helps Students Afford Prom

The Old Bridge Glass Slipper Project accepts donations of prom related items, for students who cannot afford all the expenses so they can attend the prom.

College of St. Elizabeth to lay off 17 profs

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The College of St. Elizabeth in Florham Park has notified 17 professors they'll be out of jobs by the end of the year. The layoff notices come after the women's liberal arts college founded by the Catholic Sisters of ...

11 NJ communities approve school projects; 2 don’t

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Voters in 11 of 13 New Jersey school districts have approved requests for more money for construction projects. But the two projects rejected in votes held Tuesday were among those with the biggest costs. Voters rejected a ...
Howell Student Jayne McDevitt at the Madison Beggs Kicks 4 Kids Soccer Marathon. Photo Courtesy of Jayne McDevitt

Howell Student Recognized for Creating Soccer Marathon in Memory of Friend

After watching a friend lose a battle with cancer and starting a soccer marathon in her memory, Howell native Jayne McDevitt has been honored as one of New Jersey's top youth volunteers.

Newark Students Create Sewer Guard to Reduce Pollution

Students at Oliver Street School in Newark have designed and made a sewer guard to reduce the amount of garbage entering the waterways. They are finalists in a national Samsung competition.

Senator: Speed of Sandy NJ rebuilding aid is OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey senator says state and federal officials must speed the way aid is getting to people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez says 12,000 people have gotten ...