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NJ court rules for defendant in rap lyrics case

8-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled that violent rap lyrics should not have been admitted into evidence in a man's attempted murder trial. Vonte Skinner was convicted of shooting a fellow drug dealer in 2005. His conviction ...

NJ Transit offers trains to One Direction concert

8-4-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The parents of most young girls would say all roads lead to MetLife Stadium, where the popular boy band One Direction will perform two concerts. New Jersey Transit is offering rail service to the Meadowlands Sports ...

Atlantic City hopes beach concerts add to growth

8-4-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is cleaning up from its second free beach concert of the summer. Lady Antebellum performed before tens of thousands of fans on Sunday. Blake Shelton had performed a free concert on the same stage on ...

Coaster stops during 233-foot ascent; riders walk

8-2-14
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey roller coaster lost power partway up its 233-foot peak, forcing riders to walk down along the tracks to the ground. The Nitro coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson was shut down after Friday afternoon's ...
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Historic Ellarslie Mansion Seeks Support Under New Leadership

8-1-14
Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson is working to get funding for the Trenton City Museum, which is housed at the Ellarslie Mansion.
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Summer Music Series, Car Show in NJ This Week

8-1-14
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 Aug. 1 to Aug. 7.
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Wildwoods 105th Baby Parade

8-1-14
The Wildwoods hosted its 105th Baby Parade on the Wildwoods Boardwalk July 30.
Some of the coffee cup designs that were based off of New Jersey towns. From left to right: Little Silver, Seaside Heights, Union Becah, Belmar, Manasquan, Atlantic Highlands, Long Branch, New Brunswick, Brick, Keansburg. Photo by Erin Pedrini.

Local Artist Creates Coffee Cup Doodle Project for Charity

8-1-14
Little Silver resident and artist Mike Ciccotello created the Coffee Cup Doodle Project. He creates art on coffee cups and will be donating them to different charities to help them raise money.

NJ Hall of Fame announces new inductees

8-1-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A late actor best known for portraying a New Jersey mobster and a former governor remembered for raising taxes are among the newest members of New Jersey's Hall of Fame. James Gandolfini of "The Sopranos", former Gov. ...

Atlantic City hosts free Blake Shelton concert

7-31-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than 60,000 fans are rocking to a free Blake Shelton concert on the Atlantic City beach. The country music star and judge on the TV's "The Voice" was performing on a stage near The Pier at Caesars Thursday. Those who ...