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NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

2-20-14
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

2-20-14
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

2-20-14
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

2-19-14
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

2-19-14
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

2-18-14
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 ...
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Salt Supplies Dwindling in NJ as Winter Weather Continues

2-18-14
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

2-18-14
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

2-17-14
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 ...
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JDMF Run to Benefit Struggling Pirl Family

2-17-14
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.