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NJ Spotlight: The state yesterday approved an agreement between the Board of Public Utilities and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to run a bank to fund projects to keep power on at hospitals and other critical facilities during bad storms, which often cause widespread outages on the power grid.
Gloucester County is getting a $30,000 grant to improve pedestrian safety at crosswalks. The program is expected to start running in August, the Gloucester...
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Wednesday that he envisioned creating a nonprofit board composed of top business leaders that would reinvest gaming revenue from potential casinos in North Jersey into Atlantic City.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Two school bus drivers are among 14 men arrested in New Jersey in a child pornography sweep.
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey will hold a solidarity rally for Israel.
NEWARK, N.J. - Federal officials are investigating after parents alleged that Newark's school reorganization plan discriminates against black students. Since July 7, the U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights has been investigating whether the district's "One Newark" plan to reorganize schools discriminates against black students, department spokeswoman Dorie Turner Nolt said. She said additional information could not be released because the investigation is continuing.
TRENTON - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green-and-yellow signs.
A Camden man died at Cooper University Hospital on Tuesday, three days after he was struck by a van in East Camden, authorities announced Wednesday.
The walls are a splash of warm colors, with whimsical figures playing piano, a flowing upright bass, and a saxophone. They are a tribute to the history of Lawnside, a time when lenient liquor laws brought partyers and jazz enthusiasts across the Delaware to munch on ribs, sip drinks, and relax.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Supreme Court is proposing an exception to the law that keeps conversations between a husband and wife private.
ATLANTIC CITY - Officials expressed confidence Tuesday that free but ticketed beach concerts featuring country superstars Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum will go smoothly.
Patty DiRenzo said she knew there was a problem when her own family doctor wasn’t aware of a key provision of a law enacted last year that is intended...
Atlantic City's mayor said Wednesday there are six potential buyers for the Revel Casino Hotel, which is up for sale next month at a bankruptcy auction.
DENVER (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Colorado's governor's race winnable for Republicans and pledged Wednesday to visit the state often to support GOP gubernatorial contender Bob Beauprez.
Jon Bon Jovi, a rock-and-roller as well known for his public works as for his music, was announced Wednesday as the 2014 recipient of Philadelphia's...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico on Thursday unveiled a system that will allow migrants living illegally in the U.S. territory to obtain a temporary driver's license.
BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) - A $20 million New Jersey Pick-6 jackpot will be split between 20 relatives in an Ocean County family.
RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Authorities in northern New Jersey have released details about a motor vehicle accident that left one person dead and two people seriously injured.
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) - The filly Untapable is the 2-1 favorite for her first race against the colts, the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A woman who stopped by a Roselle auto shop to see about a car repair was allegedly held against her will and assaulted for several hours before being rescued by police.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with goalie Kevin Poulin.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who is recovering from cancer treatments, will participate in the coin toss at the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer.
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) - A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry.
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A New Jersey man is dead following a diving trip in the Florida Keys with his teenage children.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The defense is presenting its case in the first-degree murder trial of a New Jersey detective who acknowledges shooting a Maryland man after a bout of road rage last year.
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey will hold a solidarity rally for Israel.
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Natural Gas has received state approval to begin work on a $102.5 million program to protect its distribution and transmission systems from storm damage.
Tony Greenfield went into the telephone-answering business with five employees, 35 customers, and a one-room office with a switchboard in downtown Mount Holly.