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NJ Schools ease up on cell phone usage

An all-out ban on cellphones in schools could improve student performance, according to a new study, but that's not happening in New Jersey.

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Jersey shore residents dread holiday weekend

Memorial Day Weekend, to most of New Jersey's residents, represents the start of the best few months of the year: summer. That means nicer weather, less school bus traffic, and random trips to the shore.

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NJ ranks as one of the worst states for military retirees, report says

As we get set to celebrate Memorial Day, a new report shows New Jersey is one of the worst states in the U.S. for military retirees.

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Bradley Beach
BRADLEY BEACH, NJ - AUGUST 15: Sunbathers enjoy the cool waters in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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NJ’s beaches are in great shape, says report

Beaches at the Jersey shore are ready for tourists, vacationers and day trippers this holiday weekend, according to a report released Thursday.

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Winning NJ Lottery numbers, May 21

Here are the winning numbers selected Thursday night in the New Jersey State Lottery.

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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 25: The control tower at San Francisco International Airport on February 25, 2013 in California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions.

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Police – Man threatened police with knife before shooting

A Hackensack man on probation threatened police officers with a large knife when they came to check on him after missing an appointment Thursday, leading officers to open fire and fatally wound him, authorities said.

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Category: New Jersey News, News
The exterior of the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City N.J., where giant LED light and video screens are being installed as part of a $50 million renovation
The exterior of the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City N.J., where giant LED light and video screens are being installed as part of a $50 million renovation (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Pickets, bankruptcy greet Atlantic City casinos for summer

The crucial summer season will start with three Atlantic City casinos in bankruptcy and one beset by regular pickets and protests.

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Gov. Chris Christie on CNBC's Squawk Box
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Christie says he deserves media apology over bridge scandal

NEWARK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he deserves an apology from the media over coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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