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Former ‘Melrose’ actress seeks public defender

4-9-14
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — It's up to a judge in New Jersey to decide whether a former "Melrose Place" actress can use a public defender to appeal her conviction of killing a woman while driving drunk in 2010. Amy Locane-Bovenizer is serving a ...

New Jersey court hears rap lyrics case arguments

4-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a man whose attempted murder conviction was overturned because the trial judge allowed the jury to hear violent rap lyrics he wrote. Vonte (vonn-TAY') Skinner was ...

Giant Marilyn Monroe arrives at temporary new home

4-8-14
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A larger-than-life sculpture of Marilyn Monroe has arrived safely in New Jersey after a cross-country trip by flatbed. The 26-foot-tall "Forever Marilyn" by sculptor Seward Johnson was shipped in pieces from Palm Springs, ...
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Selfies Take Their Place as Art in Portrait Exhibition

4-4-14
The Zimmerli Art Museum to feature the Striking Resemblance:The Changing Art of Portraiture exhibit featuring selfies.

Communtiy Events in NJ

4-4-14
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 April 4 to 10.
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Essex County Prepares for 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

4-4-14
Essex County prepares for its annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park, set to begin on April 5.
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Easter Events in NJ

4-3-14
Easter is April 20 this year and many events are scheduled throughout the state to celebrate the holiday.
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‘It Happened Here: New Jersey’ Highlights State History

4-3-14
Each episode of "It Happened Here: New Jersey," narrated by Willie Geist, is 90 seconds long and introduces viewers to a glimpse of state history.

Christie, celebs gather to roast former gov Byrne

4-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Politicians and celebrities are roasting former Gov. Brendan Byrne and celebrate his 90th birthday. Gov. Chris Christie is hosting the roast Tuesday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Several former ...
Nine of the 445 images of an unidentified man who took photobooth self-portraits over the course of three decades. Photo courtesy of Donald Lokuta.

Mystery Photobooth Portraits Baffle Historians

3-31-14
A haunting collection of 445 photobooth images of a man taken over decades is unveiled at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, begging the question: Who is he?