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A Birthday Wish Gives Gifts to Foster Kids

12-8-16
The nonprofit A Birthday Wish collects donations to give gifts to foster children around New Jersey.
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Tech Startup CEOs Showcase Businesses

12-7-16
Wednesday was the inaugural accelerator class of Newark Venture Partners. The for-profit venture capital firm launched in July 2015 and brings technology companies, job growth and economic change to downtown Newark.
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Manville Doesn’t Qualify for Federal Flood Mitigation

12-7-16
After 10-plus years and $3 million of research, Manville doesn’t qualify for federal flood mitigation measures, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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NJBIA Members Feel Good About Future

12-6-16
The New Jersey Business and Industry Association has released its annual outlook survey, and members say the road ahead looks pretty good with increasing profits, sales and jobs.
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Trenton Housing Authority Employs Ex-Cons as Security Guards

12-2-16
The executive director of the Trenton Housing Authority has decided to hire some ex-convicts as security guards for tenants of the authority’s 1,500 units. That decision isn't sitting well with some.
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NJ to Get $18M in Federal Money for Pre-K

12-1-16
This year’s federal grant will allow 17 New Jersey school districts to continue their work and start up new pre-K programs, sending 2,000 4-year-olds through their doors, 6,000 total since the start of the Preschool Development Grant Program, aimed at lifting up children from low- to moderate-income families.
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HUD Says Smoking Ban at Public Housing is 18 Months Away

12-1-16
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it will be banning smoking in its public housing facilities. The agency says the ban will save over $150 million a year.
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NJ Supreme Court Weighs Affordable Housing Obligations

11-30-16
The state Supreme Court heard arguments challenging a lower court ruling that told towns they don't have to make up for housing obligations missed between 1999 and 2015.
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Fight For $15 Supporters Rally at Newark Airport

11-29-16
Hundreds of airport and food service workers marched outside Newark Liberty International Airport from Terminal B to Terminal C in a fight for a minimum wage of $15 an hour.