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Bullet hits school bus in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — No children were injured when a bullet struck a school bus in New Jersey's largest city. Newark police say a man was wounded in the gunfire on 1st Street Thursday. He's in stable condition. Police say the bus, which was carry ...

Competition Highlights Design Proposals to Prevent Future Storm Damage

Participants in the "Rebuild By Design" competition outlined their proposals to prevent damage from future storms like Hurricane Sandy.

Easter 2014 Events in NJ

Easter is April 20 this year and many events are scheduled throughout the state to celebrate the holiday.

Private guards in 3 NJ counties reach contract

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Private security officers who guard commercial office buildings in three New Jersey counties have reached a contract. Officials with 32BJ of the Service Employees International union say more than 1,200 security officers in ...

Honor student who sued parents picks a college

LINCOLN PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey honor student who had sued her parents for financial support has chosen a college. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1j1qI4o) says Rachel Canning announced on Facebook that she plans to attend ...

Terra Tech Hopes to Corner Marijuana Market

The company Terra Tech has invested $5 million to expand its facility in the hopes that New Jersey legalizes marijuana for recreational use.

Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving

Sixty police departments in New Jersey are participating in a campaign to pull over and ticket distracted drivers.

Campaign Aims to Replace Trees Destroyed By Sandy

Municipalities have signed up for the New Jersey Community Tree Recovery Campaign, which will hand out tree seedlings to more than 100 communities.

Judge tosses counts in high school track team suit

SOMERDALE, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out several claims made by a southern New Jersey man who sued a high school over his son's dismissal from the school's track team. Ervin Mears Jr. claims in the suit filed last year that his son was ...

Fewer than 600 appeal denials for NJ Sandy aid

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — About one-tenth of the New Jersey residents who were given more time to appeal denials of housing aid after Superstorm Sandy have taken up the offer. The state's Community Affairs Department said Tuesday that fewer than 600 ...