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First Night Celebrations in NJ to Help Ring in the New Year

Check out First Night events throughout New Jersey where families can celebrate New Year's.

3 charities to benefit from Christie inauguration

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's inauguration committee has selected three charities to receive money raised through his second inauguration. Donors gave $450,000 to charities at Christie's first inauguration in 2010. The Republican's ...

Christie planning private signing of tuition bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning a private signing and a later public ceremony for a bill to lower tuition costs for students who entered the United States illegally. Spokesman Michael Drewniak says the bill will be ...

Camden looks at new anti-violence effort

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Camden are considering trying a violence prevention model that has been used in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere. City and school officials heard details this week from the national director of ...

NJ Assembly passed bill to expand medical pot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill that would let registered medical marijuana users in New Jersey obtain pot legally in other states faces an uncertain future. The Assembly passed the bill 50-23 with 7 abstentions on Thursday. The Senate has yet to pass ...

Jury finds Atlantic City cop used excessive force

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have awarded a man $500,000 in compensatory damages after finding an Atlantic City police officer used excessive force and was not properly trained. The federal jury in Camden found Officer Sterling Wheaten did not owe ...

Arson attempted at atheist billboard in NJ

PITMAN, N.J. (AP) — Police say someone tried to torch a billboard in New Jersey that was put up by atheists to protest a "Keep Christ in Christmas" banner. The billboard proclaims "Keep Saturn in Saturnalia," a reference to an ancient celebration ...

Assembly drops financial aid from tuition bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed a compromise immigrant tuition bill, which Gov. Chris Christie is set to sign on Friday. The Assembly vote came Thursday evening. Christie said earlier in the day he was prepared to sign the ...

Food Pantries Low on Food for Holiday Season

Volunteers and food bank officials say demand is up and supplies are running out to help New Jersey's hungry this holiday season.

Ex-school official sentenced for theft of GED fees

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former central New Jersey school official who stole more than $26,000 in student GED application fees has been sentenced to a 364-day county jail term. Patricia Ruggeri of East Brunswick must also make full restitution ...