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2 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

7 critical cases the N.J. Supreme Court will decide this year

The New Jersey Supreme Court hears a case in Trenton last year. TRENTON - Medicaid benefits for immigrants.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Chris Christie, US Governors, Camden County, NJ

6 hrs ago | PennLive.com

After fleeing from cities, new residents hope that Pa. state police trooper shooting is an isolated incident

New Yorkers and New Jersians have long known the heavily forested towns around the Pocono Mountains as a summer playground. But after the Sept.

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Related Topix: New York, New Jersey Government

7 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Bloomfield's Third Ward looks for action on field contamination

Councilmen Joseph Lopez and Carlos Bernard, and former councilman Gary Iacobacci, addressed a special meeting at Carteret School. Pro bono consultant Bill Groeling of Earthworks Environmental Technologies joined them to help interpret the test results recently released on the township website.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government

11 hrs ago | TheAlternativePress.com

Construction to be Done on All of Prince Rodgers Avenue

The township is preparing road work on the entire Prince Rodgers Avenue, with the hope that it will be complete before the end of the fall this year. "Anyone who travels on that road knows this is much needed improvement," township administrator James Naples said at Monday's council meeting.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government

15 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Study: 38 percent of NJ households struggleStudy: 38 percent of NJ...

Study: 38 percent of NJ households struggle Thirty-eight percent of New Jersey households can't afford basic necessities, according to a report released Sunday.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, Middletown, NJ, Matawan, NJ

20 hrs ago | Courier News

A guest is treated to a free meal at the PeopleCare Center/Somerset County Food Bank in Bridgewater.

Map shows where in NJ most struggling families live For a growing number of New Jersey residents, wages not keeping up with rising taxes, rent, family expenses Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1tPElYl This interactive map shows the extent of poverty and ALICE in New Jersey. Greener towns have more households above both the poverty line and the United Way's ALICE threshold, while towns in red have a greater share of struggling families.

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Related Topix: Somerset County, NJ, Bridgewater, NJ

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Learn About the U.S. Constitution on its 225th Birthday

Ben Franklin was carried to each session of the Constitutional Convention by sedan chair, born by jail inmates pressed into service. https://www.google.com/search?q=ben+franklin+arriving+by+sedan+chair+at+the+constitutional+convention&client=firefox-a&hs=jnJ&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=yNsUVKLSJMucygTNgoCQAw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=723&bih=421#fac Ben Franklin was carried to each session of the Constitutional Convention by sedan chair, born by jail inmates pressed into service.

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Related Topix: John Adams, Entertainment, Television

TheAlternativePress.com

Open House on September 18 Welcomes New Musicians to Their First Orchestra

In the wake of an extraordinarily successful year for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, the NJIO has introduced a second section of its Prelude Ensemble for beginning string players. The ensemble meets on Thursdays from 4:30 -5:30 pm or 6 7 pm, at the New Jersey Youth Symphony Music Center located at 570 Central Avenue, New Providence.

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Related Topix: Symphony, New Providence, NJ, Union County, NJ

The Item

Second hearing planned on controversial reservoir project

The Passaic Valley Water Commission plans to hold a second public meeting Monday night to explain its plan to drain three reservoirs on Garret Mountain, and for the first time, elected officials are expected to attend. The New Jersey Community Development Corp., a non-profit that has been leading the opposition to the project, is hosting the meeting.

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Related Topix: Paterson, NJ, Environment, Science, Elmwood Park, NJ, Passaic, NJ

TheAlternativePress.com

Pinkin Introduces The New Jersey Sexual Assault Violence In Education Act

EDISON, NJ Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin introduced the "New Jersey Sexual Assault Violence in Education Act," a comprehensive bill which would establish a statewide on-campus sexual assault awareness campaign, a process to report on-campus assaults to county prosecutors and require colleges to better communicate cases of abuse to its student body. The bill, A-3652, requires institutions of higher education to adopt an anti-sexual assault theater program to be given at the beginning of each academic year.

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Related Topix: Edison, NJ, Rutgers University, East Brunswick, NJ

The Newark Star-Ledger

Top endowments at N.J. colleges and universities

No. 17: Bergen Community College, one of the state's largest two-year colleges, has New Jersey's 17th largest college endowment with $8.7 million. In this file photo, student Dayton Pierce studies in the law section of the campus library.

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The Alternative Press

Hundreds Attend New Jersey Chefs Tableside Dinner Benefiting The Community FoodBank of New Jersey

On Friday evening, hundreds of attendees enjoyed the New Jersey Chefs Tableside Dinner benefiting The Community FoodBank of New Jersey at The Westin Governor Morris. "What a wonderful event once again.

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Related Topix: Morristown, NJ, Montclair, NJ

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Heroin purity high in New Jersey, cops sayHeroin purity high in New...

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday issued an advisory to the public about the high purity level of heroin in New Jersey.

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BroadwayWorld.com

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Announces Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II, 1/3-4/2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II-a spectacular fusion of classical music and classic animation that celebrates the world's most famous and beloved cartoons and their equally famous music-on January 3-4, 2015, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and State Theatre in New Brunswick. Conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award-winning producer David Ka Lik Wong, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II is a celebration of the world's favorite Warner Bros.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Eastlake (Seattle, WA)

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Feds: 22-year-old New Jersey man posed as girl to stalk online

The 22-year-old Washington Township man faces one count each of stalking and sexual exploitation of a child. The exploitation count carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 15 years upon conviction.

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TheAlternativePress.com

The 4th Annual New Jersey Disability Pride Parade & Celebration set for October 3rd, in Trenton, NJ

The Fourth Annual New Jersey Disability Pride Parade & Celebration will be held on Friday, October 3rd, in Trenton, NJ. More than 600 people and organizations representing a wide variety of disabilities are expected to march and roll from the NJ State House on West State Street to the disability pride celebration on East Lafayette Street.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ

Examiner.com

New Jersey 2014 election Congressional district 5

New Jersey voters will fill seats in the United States House of Representatives in all twelve congressional districts in November, plus one Senate seat. This column will attempt to provide at least a snapshot of each of the twenty-six major party candidates in these races.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Scott Garrett, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Rutgers University, Education, School Vouchers

Asbury Park Press

Christie campaigns in Florida with Rick Scott

Christie campaigns in Florida with Rick Scott On Friday, September 12th, 2014, in New Jersey politics ... Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1rZr1V1 Gov. Chris Christie heads to Florida to campaign with Gov. Rick Scott; they're shown here in an AP photo at a news conference in Arizona last November.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Frank Pallone, Chris Christie, Trenton, NJ

The Newark Star-Ledger

New Jersey's richest colleges: which schools have the most generous donors

While Rutgers University had a banner year for fundraising, some New Jersey's colleges and universities say they are still feeling the fallout of the economic troubles of the past decade. Many alumni and other donors cut back or stopped sending donations to their favorite schools when the recession began to eat away at Americans' bank accounts in 2007.

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Related Topix: Rutgers University, Montclair State University, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ

WKXW-FM Trenton

Jobless claims drop prior to casino closures

The end of August saw dwindling claims for unemployment in New Jersey and an overall improving trend in the job market, but that was right before the recent wave of casino closings . Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at CohnReznick , said as of Aug. 30, unemployment applications were at their lowest level since May, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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