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NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's intelligence unit didn't discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying "budding terrorist conspiracies" at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a ...
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Dance Studio Plans to ‘Kick for a Cause’ to Raise Awareness for MS

Kick Dance Studios will be hosting its annual "Kick for a Cause" benefit, hoping to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis.

NJ weighs smoking ban at beaches and parks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state. A state Assembly committee advanced the proposal at a hearing Thursday morning. It now goes to the full Assembly, ...

Bed scene film clip costs NJ actor-teacher day job

RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teacher with a second career as an actor is losing his job after an arbitrator concluded that he showed students a clip of himself in bed with an actress. Technology teacher Richard Graffanino denied showing the ...

NJ man admits swindling housing aid from FEMA

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man has admitted swindling more than $12,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy. Monmouth County prosecutors say 51-year-old William Nagle of Sea Bright pleaded guilty to ...

New Jersey newspaper tells Wyoming to butt out

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New Jersey's biggest newspaper has a message for the least populated state in the nation: Butt Out. The Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark published an editorial on Tuesday telling Wyoming to mind its own business. The editorial ...

Salt Supplies Dwindling in NJ as Winter Weather Continues

Many municipalities are seeing dangerously low salt supplies after getting more snow than a typical winter.
2013 Freezing for a Reason polar bear plunge. Photo courtesy: Lauren Washburn.

‘Freezing for a Reason’ Polar Bear Plunge for Suicide Prevention

The Second Annual "Freezing for a Reason AC" polar bear plunge Feb. 23 will raise money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

NJ’s Top 10 Beaches contest resumes after Sandy

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Top Ten Beaches contest is back after a one-year break while the shore began its recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Voting began at noon Monday in the contest, sponsored by the New Jersey Sea Grant ...

JDMF Run to Benefit Struggling Pirl Family

The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation has organized a run on Feb. 23, to benefit the Pirl family, which is struggling after a major accident and Hurricane Sandy.