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Jeffries gets celeb backing in Newark mayor race

5-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Shavar (shah-VAHR') Jeffries has snagged a celebrity endorsement in his bid to become Newark's next mayor. Actress Eva Longoria came to Newark's largest city Monday to express her support for Jeffries, the former assistant ...
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Montclair Film Festival Artistic Director: Event Offers Cultural, Economic Benefits

5-5-14
Montclair Film Festival Artistic Director Thom Powers says that film festival benefits the host municipality both culturally and economically.

‘Vagina Monologues’ to get New York run in Spanish

5-5-14
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is taking a star turn off-Broadway with a Spanish-language version of the "Vagina Monologues" in the same Westside Theater where Eve Ensler's work was presented in 1999. Other Spanish-language ...

New exhibit features 17-ton Marilyn Monroe statue

5-4-14
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A larger-than-life sculpture of Marilyn Monroe is among the hundreds of works now on display in a New Jersey park. The 26-foot-tall "Forever Marilyn" created by 84-year-old sculptor Seward Johnson went on display Sunday at the ...
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Seized Baseball Memorabilia Up for Auction

5-2-14
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office is auctioning off about 750 pieces of baseball memorabilia seized in an undercover drug operation.
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Industry Insiders Rally Support for State Film Tax Credit

5-2-14
After New Jersey's film tax incentive expired, projects moved from the Garden State elsewhere, particularly New York State. Insiders say this is costing jobs.

Community Events in NJ This Week

5-2-14
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 May 2 to 8.
Flyer for "I Can't Love Because of You". Photo Courtesy of Michael Jones.

Newark Native to Put on Theater Production at NJIT

5-2-14
Newark native Michael Jones prepares to put on a production, "I Can't Love Because of You", as a way to spread a message on serious topics while entertaining.

More non-gambling fun planned for AC this summer

5-2-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Volleyball Olympians, boxing matches between police and firefighters, a sand sculpting competition, free concerts on the beach, and daredevil plane pilots are just some of the non-gambling attractions Atlantic City has ...

Jersey City receives bids to save old theater

5-1-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Jersey City say several groups are vying for a chance to run a historic theater in the city's Journal Square neighborhood. Mayor Steven Fulop says four bids have been received for the restoration and management ...