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Classes resume for students after school fire

EDISON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Approximately 500 students in central New Jersey return to class after a fire destroyed their school building. Nearby Middlesex County College is offering classrooms to teachers and students of the James Monroe ...

NJ schools can bring alleged bullies into lawsuit

A New Jersey judge has ruled that a school district can try to make the families of alleged bullies pay if the district is held liable in a negligence lawsuit. The ruling last week is part of a lawsuit filed by a former student at Flemington-Raritan ...
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NJ Kids Make Finals in Jif Peanut Butter Contest

Two New Jerseyans make it to the top 10 entries in the 2013-2014 Jif Peanut Butter Most Creative Sandwich Contest.

Woman gets 10-year sentence in immigration scheme

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who posed as an attorney to steal roughly $100,000 from more than two dozen people who were living in the country illegally is now headed to prison. Union County prosecutors say 46-year-old Maritza Chavez ...

Report Suggests Giving Judges Power to Set ‘No Bail’ for Dangerous Defendants

In a new report by the joint Committee on Criminal Justice is suggesting new ways to deal with bail and speedy trails.

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 March 21 to 27.

Muslim group to appeal ruling on police spying

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group of Muslims from New Jersey is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department over its surveillance of Muslims. Attorneys with Muslim Advocates and the Center for ...

Poll Finds Higher Rate of Emotional Distress Among Sandy Victims

The latest Monmouth University poll has found that Sandy victims are much more likely to feel emotionally distressed than other New Jerseyans.

NJ Assembly OKs smoking ban for beaches, parks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has approved a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in New Jersey. Thursday's vote now sends the measure to the state Senate, where a vote has not yet been scheduled. The ...

NJ provost named Notre Dame of Maryland president

BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University has named a New Jersey educator as its 14th president. Marylou Yam, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, was named president Thursday. She ...