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Deborah "Zuke Smith and Grace Nevin. Photo credit: Jessica Earnshaw.

12-Year-Old Singer to Host Benefit Concert for West Milford Special Olympics Team

Twelve-year-old singer, songwriter and volunteer Grace Nevin will be holding her first benefit concert for the West Milford Special Olympics Team July 12 and will be debuting the song she wrote for her Special Olympian friend, Ben Weiss.

Kim Kardashian visits Jersey shore

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Kim Kardashian is playing Jersey shore tourist. Kardashian and her friend, Jonathan Cheban, went on rides on the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights and stopped for frozen custard on Tuesday. Her rep told the Asbury Park ...

Some Lawmakers Push for Casino Gaming Expansion

Sen. Ray Lesniak and and Assemblyman Ralph Caputo are working to get a referendum on the ballot for voters to decide if casino gambling will be allowed outside Atlantic City.

Last Surviving Monument Man to be Awarded Congressional Gold Medal for Bravery

The last surviving Monument Man Harry Ettlinger, who helped recover and return art masterpieces, is to be rewarded the Congressional Gold Medal for Bravery next week.

Action Park Returns with New Attractions and Safety Measures

Action Park, which closed in 1996 after six reported deaths and hundreds of injuries, is back in Vernon with new rides and a focus on safety.

Prayer vigil held for comedian injured with Morgan

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A prayer vigil has been held in New Jersey for Ardie Fuqua, the comedian who was injured in the same highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan. The vigil was held Monday night in Jersey City, Fuqua's hometown. Fuqua's mother, ...

Police: Concert venue brawl leads to stabbing

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man involved in a brawl at a southern New Jersey concert venue later stabbed the other combatant after he saw him walking down a street. Lakewood police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1oaCGIT) that ...

Despite Soggy Start, Seaside Park Ready for Fourth of July Weekend

Even though the weather wasn't ideal, visitors came to the rebuilt Seaside boardwalk for July 4.

‘Soldier’s Heart’ Play Addresses Assault Epidemic in Military

Premiere Stages is hosting a production of "Soldier's Heart," which explores the challenges female soldiers face, particularly regarding sexual assault.

NJ theme park finally opens drop ride

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey theme park has finally opened what it calls the world's tallest and fastest drop ride. The Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom ride began operating Friday at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. Riders are hoisted 415 feet ...