Around NJ

Anger over Sandy relief funding spurs NJ protest

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Protesters upset with how the state is distributing relief funding for Superstorm Sandy victims have taken their complaints to New Jersey's capital city. The Occupy Sandy New Jersey group arrived in Trenton on Saturday morning ...

Community Events in NJ This Week

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 Jan. 17 to 23. If you have additions, post them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

NJ’s pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's pigskin-prognosticating camel has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl. Princess was a fixture at the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township for 10 years and gained fame for ...

Christie hugs woman left homeless by Sandy

MANAHAWKIN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hugged a woman who lost her home before he spoke to Superstorm Sandy victims. Thursday's meeting was hastily canceled one week ago because of a scandal over traffic jams that appear to have ...

Super Bowl security plan: 4,000 police officers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The game plan for security at this year's Super Bowl will include deployment of nearly 4,000 local police and private security officers, airport-style screening for those entering MetLife Stadium and a host of other ...

Shelter director faces animal cruelty charges

MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — The head of a northwestern New Jersey animal shelter is facing 18 counts of animal cruelty. Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns III and state SPCA officials say 84-year-old Theresa Carlson of Milford failed to provide ...

Martin Luther King Day Celebrations Around NJ

Events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are scheduled throughout the state.

NJ groups call for changes in Sandy aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Housing advocates and civil rights groups in New Jersey are calling for more help for renters and greater transparency for the state's next allocation of federal Sandy recovery funds. Fair Share Housing Center and other groups ...

US probes NJ’s $25M post-storm marketing effort

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are taking a closer look at how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration spent $25 million to promote the Jersey shore after Superstorm Sandy. Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.'s office says the ...

NJ teacher, believed to be oldest, turns 100

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman believed to be the oldest working teacher in America is celebrating her 100th birthday. Students, teachers and family members of Agnes Zhelesnik (zel-LEZ'-nik) gave her a birthday celebration at The Sundance School in ...