Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Friday:

⬛ As finals near, Rutgers profs could resume striking
Union officials say progress toward a final contract has been too slow, and they may resume a strike as final exams near

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⬛ Watch the replay: New Jersey 101.5 town hall on NJ gun laws
On Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m., Townsquare Media’s New Jersey 101.5 presents: "On Target – Understanding New Jersey’s Gun Laws."

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⬛ Abusive Old Bridge teacher threw student under her desk, cops say
Prosecutors say special needs teacher Christine Paduch bruised a student by grabbing him by the wrist and leg and throwing under a desk.

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⬛ Benadryl challenge and other dangerous trends — NJ's seen it all
"Ignore challenges that involve swallowing or inhaling something — your life depends on it," says the head of the New Jersey Poison Center.

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⬛ NJ 6-week-old baby dies after being rushed to hospital
A six-week-old infant has died after being rushed from a Paterson, NJ residence on 9th Avenue to a hospital.

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