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What they are: Traditionally a sweet meringue-based French confection known as a macaron, in the United States, macaroons evolved from a Caribbean treat called a Fraser Bell Cookie, where bakers took advantage of the fresh coconut found in the islands.
NORTH WILDWOOD - So it's Memorial Day weekend and you haven't quite nailed down all the details of that Jersey Shore summer vacation - like precisely where you're going to land after you hit the beach and the boardwalk and want some sans-sand time with your partner.
TRENTON - The Christie administration has reached a deal to pay $7.6 million to a firm the state contracted to help handle applications for its Hurricane Sandy housing recovery program.
As tears rolled down his face, a fatigues-clad Rafael Encinas placed his head in his hands and tried to compose himself while surrounded by a few hundred Marlton students decked out in red, white, and blue.
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - Joey Fisher answered a call from behind an upstairs counter at Seashore Ace in downtown Stone Harbor. It was 1 p.m. Wednesday, and it seemed as if the phone had not stopped ringing.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The crucial summer season will start with three Atlantic City casinos in bankruptcy and one beset by regular pickets and protests.
Municipalities in Chester and Montgomery counties saw the biggest growth last year, while just four places in Camden County - including Camden City - added any residents at all.
The novelist Joe Samuel Starnes forsook Philadelphia's Fishtown so he could live closer to Westmont's Green Valley Tennis Club. "I live about a mile from here," Starnes, 48, says. "I'm very fortunate to have found this place. I've made the best group of friends here, on and off the court."
Nearly a year ago, Rick Forman, chief executive of Forman Mills, was hunched over a toilet in his West Philadelphia store, wiping the bowl and trying to stay focused long enough to clean the bathroom without touching his mouth and jamming the mop handle into the wall.
Authorities say 21 people have been indicted for their alleged roles in stealing nearly $89,000 by obtaining cash advances at Atlantic City casinos against fraudulent checks that were deposited into their bank accounts.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority would have no control over projects at Liberty State Park under a bill Senate President Steve Sweeney has introduced.
UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey natural gas company wants to move forward with a 22-mile-long, 2-foot-wide pipeline from one rural section of the state to another.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Hundreds of students crowded city streets to protest the public school administration on Friday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill into law that gives nonprofit and religious groups an exemption from the 15 percent fee cemetery companies charge for transferring burial rights.
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Motorists hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend will see the lowest gas prices for the holiday in five years.
Veterans of the Iraq War watched in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distanced themselves in recent days from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning tested Henrik Lundqvist again - and this time the New York Rangers goalie passed with high marks.
The Charlotte Stone Crabs abruptly canceled the promotion that barbed A-Rod.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three people have been arrested in the death of a New Jersey man found dead under a mattress at a Manhattan hotel.
ATLANTA (AP) - The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration has reached a deal to pay $7.6 million to a firm the state contracted to help handle applications for its Superstorm Sandy housing recovery program.
NEW YORK (AP) - Reload extended his winning streak to three with a 2 1/4-length victory Friday in the $90,000 allowance feature on the turf at Belmont Park.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Likely Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie on Friday heartily endorsed the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk, mocking those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Texas Rangers have put first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to make his next rehabilitation start Wednesday against Boston's Triple-A team.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man convicted of participating in a scheme to fraudulently get state funds for a railroad repair project has been sentenced to six years in state prison.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Hundreds of students crowded city streets to protest the public school administration on Friday.
The Jersey Shore is going to look different to those who have been away all winter, at least in one respect: house elevations. Andrew Baumgardner, 22, was at school in Virginia when Hurricane Sandy hit his hometown of Longport. He was playing football on a scholarship at James Madison University.