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Teaching Seniors to Avoid Financial Scams

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is holding seminars for senior citizens to educate them on how to spot and avoid a financial scam.

The Dangers of Distracted Walking

Walking through intersections while using devices like cell phones or even head phones can be dangerous for pedestrians.

Mock Terrorist Attack Tests First Responders

The Port Authority held a drill to test first responders in a terrorist attack situation at the Holland Tunnel early Sunday morning.

STOPit App Lets Kids Anonymously Report Bullying

The STOPit app allows for anonymous reporting of bullying incidents. Founders hope it resonates with young people who use technology to communicate.

NJ School Teacher Speaks Out About Gambling Charge

Teacher John Bovery says it's been four and a half years since he was charged with promoting gambling and he still hasn't gone to trial.

New Brunswick Repeals Begging Ban Amid Challenge

After a lawyer and the ACLU sued New Brunswick for citing John Fleming for begging, the city settled the case by paying $4,500 to a homeless charity and covering Fleming's court costs.

Alliance Hopes to Make NJ More Immigrant Friendly

The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice is made up of 20 different organizations that have joined forces to fight for immigrants' rights.

‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict has Serious Implications for Music Industry

A jury decided the song "Blurred Lines" was too similar to Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up" and awarded the Gaye family $7.4 million.

Bill Would Let Municipalities Require Cops, Firefighters to Live Where They Work

A bill has cleared a committee that would allow municipalities to require new cops and firefighters to live in the city where they work for five years.

NJ Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Bias Intimidation Law

New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled that focusing on the victim's perception rather than the defendant's intent in bias crimes cases violated the 14th Amendment.