Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Thursday:

⬛ Underage drinking in NJ is a big problem – could this stop it?
A New Jersey lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to give police officers the right to once again stop minors from drinking beer and booze in public.

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⬛ Study reveals major spike in pediatric suicidal behavior
And the findings don't even include the life-changing conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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⬛ NJ kids struggling to adjust to classroom learning - Report
The latest New Jersey School Performance Report shows disturbing attendance and behavioral trends after two years of remote learning

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⬛ As deaths mount, NJ officials again call for wind energy pause
There has to be something that's contributing to a rash of marine mammal strandings along the New Jersey coastline, officials say. So, what is it?

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⬛ Stockton University researches 'location-based' name change
A task force is asking for student input about changing Stockton University's name because he was a slave owner and a traitor to the United States.

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⬛ NJ acts to defend transgender girl in West Virginia
NJ is asking a federal court to overturn a West Virginia law that bans transgender students from joining sports teams that align with their gender identity.

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