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NJ dairy to pay $324K over race, sex bias claims

FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey-based dairy company that sells to stores and schools in the Northeast and to federal agencies has settled claims of sex and race discrimination. The U.S. Labor Department says a review of hiring by Cream-O-Land ...

Judge rules against foes of Princeton train move

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a group that is seeking to block the move of a popular train station in Princeton. The station in downtown Princeton serves a two-car train, commonly known as the Dinky, that runs between the town ...

NJ minimum wage sees $1 bump on Jan. 1

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A quarter-million minimum wage workers in New Jersey will get a raise beginning Wednesday. That's when a change in the state constitution kicks in raising the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 per hour. Six in 10 voters ...

Atlantic City murder rate drops to 30-year low

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Atlantic City are ringing out 2013 with some good news. The city's murder rate has fallen to a 30-year low. Three people have been murdered in the seaside gambling resort in 2013 with two days ...

Family that fought for NJ pot law change to move

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — The family of a New Jersey toddler who became a symbol in a push to change the state's medical marijuana laws this year is moving. Meghan and Brian Wilson of Scoth Plains tell The Philadelphia Inquirer ...

Extended Hand Ministries Helps Homeless This Christmas

Extended Hand Ministries in Mount Holly offers the homeless a place to sleep and a meal to eat.

Documentarians Follow George Washington Reenactors

Adya Beasley and Nyier Abdou, videographers for the Star-Ledger, created a documentary about how men are chosen to portray George Washington in a reenactment.

Jersey City Mayor, Cake Boss Give Away Toys for Christmas

Children in need in Jersey City received gifts courtesy of the city's 17th Annual Holiday Toy Drive.

Report on NJ Transit Sandy performance released

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An independent report on New Jersey Transit's performance in Superstorm Sandy says the agency must prepare better for the next big storm. The report by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service was released Tuesday. It says ...

Long waits for aid for Sandy victims in NY and NJ

NEW YORK (AP) — As a second New Year since Superstorm Sandy approaches, many coastal residents are still waiting for New York, New Jersey and New York City to distribute billions of federal dollars that were supposed to go directly to people ...