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AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices rise again

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.39, up 2 cents from last week. But that's lower than the ...

Dispute erupts over school reform in Newark, NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey district that received a $100 million commitment from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remake its schools is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs. Nearly half the money given by ...

Third-Party Electricity Customers Sue Over High Bills

Two customers of Systrum Energy, based in Fairview, are suing the third-party electricity provider claiming it falsely represented its pricing.

Atlantic County Residents Paying for Casino Tax Refunds

Atlantic County has refunded $16.7 million in tax appeals, mainly to casinos. Residents are having to make up the difference.

Retail Chains Close Stores Amid Online Competition

Several retail chains are closing store locations to avoid high overhead amid internet competition.

US says New Jersey acted properly in Sandy cleanup

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal audit finds New Jersey did nothing wrong when it used a no-bid contract to hire a firm to clean up debris left behind by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. But the U.S. Homeland Security Department says that towns that ...

Lehigh Valley Dairy announces orange juice recall

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lehigh Valley Dairy is voluntarily recalling orange juice because it may contain milk, a common allergen. The Food and Drug Administration said the recall Thursday affects multiple brands distributed to both retail and ...

Officials Continue Review of What Led to Deadly Gas Explosion

Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann says contractor Henkels & McCoy hit a main gas line, which caused the deadly explosion.

NJ Secretary of Agriculture Says Cold Winter’s Fine for Farms

NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher says that a good, cold and hearty winter is fine for the farms because it kills off disease and pests.

Hospitals big lobbyers in NJ in 2013

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A report from New Jersey election law monitors finds hospitals spent more on lobbying state lawmakers last year than any other industry or group in a year when lobbying spending was up overall. Data released Thursday by the ...