Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Thursday:

⬛ NJ restaurants unhappy about proposed plastic utensil ban
Jersey Restaurants could be fined thousands of dollars for giving customers a plastic fork or container of ketchup if it wasn’t specifically requested

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⬛ NJ man who defended dog from pit bull attack charged, report says
Two Kearny dog owners are facing charges including animal cruelty after a loose pitbull attacked a Yorkshire terrier on Elm Street on March 18, cops say.

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⬛ How does NJ get its water? Delaware River chemical spill answers
Where does New Jersey water come from and was it contaminated by the chemical spill into the Delaware River?

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⬛ Thousands affected: Biggest NJ company layoff notices since 2022
The Union-based company has announced a new round of warehouse and corporate jobs cut in New Jersey — from Peloton to Novartis to Misfits Market, here's other big layoff news in NJ.

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⬛ Wildwood, NJ officials indicted for $1M in health benefits fraud
Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron, former Mayor Ernest Troiano, and a commissioner are charged with fraudulently benefitting from $1 million in NJ state health benefits.

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