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Prosecutor: NJ truancy officer was the absent one

5-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to defrauding the state's Board of Education by working a second job during the hours he was supposed to be tracking down truant students. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman ...

Whale washes up in New Jersey, gets graffiti tag

5-1-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A dead Minke whale that washed ashore in New Jersey suffered some further indignity: someone tagged it with graffiti. The whale, which was roughly 12 to 15 feet long, was discovered Thursday morning below Atlantic City's ...
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Courage to Connect NJ Director: Towns and School Districts Are Consolidating

4-30-14
Courage to Connect NJ Executive Director Gina Genovese says that municipalities and school districts have been consolidating and that more may occur.
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‘Jersey Girls’ Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Autism New Jersey

4-30-14
Two local college chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America have planned a benefit concert for Thursday, May 1 to raise money for Autism New Jersey with performances by Garden State natives.

200 protesters march into Camden school meeting

4-30-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — More than 200 teachers, parents and students streamed into a Camden school board meeting to protest a new kind of privately operated school and looming layoffs. Tuesday night's protest was organized by the Camden Education ...

Penn State student from NJ found dead at residence

4-29-14
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student has been found dead in his residence near the central Pennsylvania main campus. State College police said 22-year-old Darren Stafford of Princeton Junction, N.J., was found by friends on Tuesday ...

Rutgers students protest Condoleezza Rice speech

4-28-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Roughly 50 Rutgers University students are staging a sit-in at a school administration building in New Brunswick to protest the school's decision to invite Condoleezza Rice to speak at the university's commencement next ...
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Lakewood School District Faces Budget Deficit

4-28-14
The Lakewood School District is facing a $4 million to $5 million budget deficit, partly because it has been busing students to private schools.
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Essex County College Pres.: School Has Strategic Plan to Implement Pres. Obama’s National Plan

4-28-14
Essex County College President Dr. Gale Gibson says that the college has several strategic plans in place to answer President Obama's national call to educate and train more skilled workers.
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Newark Student’s PSA Draws Attention to Cyber Bullying

4-28-14
East Side High School student Eric Arce is a finalist in the New Vision Awards for his PSA depicting the dangerous consequences of cyber bullying.