Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Beverly Robinson Anderson, 88, of Cherry Hill, a former leader of an African American women's organization in South Jersey, died Friday, March 27, of cancer at her home.
A sports bar, bowling alley and 14 live-music venues are on tap for The Playground, Bart Blatstein’s re-do of the Pier Shops at Caesars.
A week after the New Jersey State Assembly passed bills that would require the Health Department to improve the troubled medical-marijuana program and consider adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that qualify for the drug, the health commissioner announced Wednesday that she will convene a group of medical experts to make recommendations on whether to expand the list.
ATLANTIC CITY - Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein paid a visit to this city Wednesday with his usual swagger as a doer vs. a talker.
The long-awaited renovation and expansion of the Haddonfield Public Library is about to begin. A $2.2 million bid for the construction project is expected to be awarded around April 14. The library's last day for visits until the project is completed around the end of the year will be April 19, said library director Susan Briant.
MERCHANTVILLE A man who drove his SUV at high speed into oncoming traffic in Merchantville, killing a mother and daughter, pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter and other charges. Citing forensic testing, officials said he had "significant levels" of PCP in his blood and urine.
VINELAND A man died in police custody in Cumberland County on Tuesday, authorities said, less than two weeks after an inmate died in an unrelated incident at the county jail.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) is lucky No. 12.
TRENTON The campaign is as clear as a text message, right down to the jargon: "U Drive. U Text. U Pay."
Three months after a Franklin Township police car fatally struck a 10-year-old boy, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office issued a directive Tuesday requiring officers to use warning lights and sirens when their vehicles surpass speed limits by 20 m.p.h. or more.
Gov. Christie's administration on Tuesday sought to appeal a judge's ruling that the state had violated a law requiring New Jersey to contribute more money to the public employee pension system, arguing that the decision had "fabricated a constitutional right" to such funding.
Bob Menendez, Pat Toomey and 11 other senators want to show Russia's 2018 World Cup a red card.
A new state government report finds that just over 3,600 people received legal medical marijuana in New Jersey over the first 25 months of the program.
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) - Police on Wednesday were investigating whether members of a New Jersey college's baseball team injured or killed a deer on campus.
NEW YORK (AP) - In need of another healthy infielder by opening day, the New York Yankees have acquired Gregorio Petit from the Houston Astros for cash.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
Their big lead was gone and their hold on a playoff spot was in danger of following.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has broken with some other potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders over an Indiana law that gives heightened protections to businesses or people objecting to providing certain services on religious grounds.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Minnesota senator will return campaign contributions she received from her newly indicted colleague, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, a campaign aide to the Minnesota lawmaker said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets have signed free agent linebacker Jamari Lattimore and re-signed offensive tackle Ben Ijalana.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Democrats have rushed to support indicted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, and Republican Gov. Chris Christie says everyone deserves the presumption of innocence.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Miami Hurricanes were down to their fourth point guard. They had four freshmen on the court during one stretch, and players found themselves in roles they never filled during the regular season.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, and Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, were indicted Wednesday on federal corruption and bribery charges.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says he'll be "vindicated" in a corruption case against him.
NEW YORK (AP) - Daredevil hasn't won a race in nearly six months, yet he's the horse to beat in the $1 million Wood Memorial on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the former owner of two New Jersey defense contracting firms has admitted that she conspired to send sensitive military technical data to India.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - The New York Red Bulls have named Jason Baum as their senior director of communications.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two sources say indicted New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez is voluntarily stepping aside from his post as top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
When she heard that Teresa Rose Greaves' remains had been recovered from a makeshift grave on a Utah hillside, Debbie Veevers cried for a classmate she remembered but barely knew.