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NJ closes on first 8 home buyouts in South River

SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have completed buyouts of eight homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy in South River as its program to buy and demolish storm-prone properties continues. So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts ...
The Confession Stand logo, Courtesy of Matthew Aversa

‘The Confession Stand’ Aims to Raise Awareness About Emotional Disorders Through Art

A New Jersey native helped start "The Confession Stand," which aims to raise awareness about emotional disorders through various forms of art.

South Jersey Food Bank Sees High Demand After Casino Closure

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey's Southern Branch has seen increased demand since the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel closed in January.

Former NJ judge faces voter fraud charges

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A municipal judge in New Jersey is facing voter fraud charges for allegedly casting ballots in a town he does not live in. The Middlesex County prosecutor's office says Spencer Robbins surrendered to authorities on Tuesday ...

Winter Storms Bust County, Town Budgets

The high number of storms this winter have drained county and municipal budgets for snow removal.
Spin for a Child spin cycling event to benefit CASA for Children of Essex County with NFL Pro Isaiah Williams (center on March 2 at 3Sixty Spinning Studio in Montclair with Brenda Hebert (Development Director) and Jason Careter (board member).

NFL Pro Participates in Spin Event to Benefit Essex County Children

NFL Tennessee Titans wide receiver Isaiah Williams, a lifelong resident of Montclair, participated in "Spin for a Child" to benefit Essex County children who have been removed from their homes.

Hard Rock filing indicates interest in AC casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Seminole Indian tribe of Florida, through its Hard Rock franchise, has indicated a renewed interest in the Atlantic City casino market. Hard Rock, the global casino and entertainment company, asked New Jersey ...

NJ judge doesn’t yet force parents to support teen

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has denied a request from a northern New Jersey honor student to force her parents to immediately provide her financial support. Judge Peter Bogaard Tuesday scheduled a hearing for next month in the lawsuit filed by ...

NJ schools locked down after toy gun spotted

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A realistic looking toy gun prompted a massive police response in one New Jersey school district. The Press of Atlantic City reports (http://bit.ly/1hrosmW ) that schools in Middle Township were placed on lockdown ...

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 Feb. 28 to March 6.