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Water workers survery a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Say More Help Coming To Homeowners Struggling After Sandy

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and other New Jersey lawmakers on Friday announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency will take new steps to help homeowners still struggling to rebuild.

12/05/2014

Some motor oil products now banned by New Jersey. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Bans 19 Motor Oil Products Over Viscosity Discrepancies

The State Office of Weights and Measures said lab testing showed the viscosity on labels of the banned oil did not match the oil itself.

12/04/2014

FILE - A black bear is spotted in Vernon, N.J. on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Protesters Call On New Jersey To Scrap Bear Hunt

Animal rights advocates with doughnuts in tow rallied in Trenton Thursday to call on New Jersey to ban hunters from baiting bears and to bash Gov. Chris Christie for allowing the hunt.

12/04/2014

Gov. Chris Christie serves pre-Thanksgiving lunch at Newark soup kitchen on Nov. 26, 2014 (Credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Serves Up Pre-Thanksgiving Lunch At Newark Soup Kitchen

Gov. Chris Christie and his wife didn’t let the winter weather stop them as they spent more than an hour plating and serving a pre-Thanksgiving lunch at the soup kitchen at St. John’s Church.

11/26/2014

FILE -- New Jersey state Sen. Richard Codey (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Sen. Richard Codey Proposes Bill To Limit Holiday Shopping On Thanksgiving

State Sen. Richard Codey is introducing a bill that would bar retailers from opening before 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

11/26/2014

(Credit: South Brunswick police)

Warrant Issued For Suspect In Central N.J. Mosque Burglary

Police in South Brunswick, New Jersey have issued a warrant for a man they believe made off with several hundred dollars from a mosque’s donation box Tuesday night.

11/21/2014

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South Plainfield Factory Explosion Leaves 5 With Minor Injuries

An explosion at a plastic goods manufacturer in South Plainfield, New Jersey, Friday left some injured.

11/21/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Lays Out Expansive Immigration Reform Plan

President Barack Obama told the American people Thursday night that the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen.

11/20/2014

A welcome sign - Fair Lawn, NJ - File / Photo: Borough of Fair Lawn

Teen Charged In String Of Tuesday Night Robberies In Fair Lawn

Police in one northern New Jersey town say they have arrested a robbery who had a busy Tuesday night.

11/19/2014

The football field at Sayreville High School in Sayreville, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Four Assistant Football Coaches Suspended From Sayreville High School Now Reinstated

Four assistant New Jersey high school football coaches who were suspended amid hazing and sexual assault charges filed against players will keep their teaching jobs.

11/19/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Robert Menendez Presses For Sandy Insurance Probe

Insurance companies might face more scrutiny over how they are handling flood damage claims from Superstorm Sandy.

11/14/2014

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Newark Bans Smoking In City Parks, Rec Facilities

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday signed an ordinance into law that bans smoking in city parks and recreation facilities, or within 50 feet of municipal building entrances, exits, windows and ventilators.

11/13/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ TRANSIT Pushes Land Battle Vs. Mobster’s Kin

At its monthly board meeting Wednesday, the agency voted to approve up to $150,000 to pay for ongoing legal bills to continue the Carmine Franco case.

11/12/2014

Port Authority Bus Terminal on July 23, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Port Authority Bus Terminal Tweaks Operations For Smoother Commuting

Among the tweaks, Port Authority officers are now managing traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel during peak driving hours, so buses are no longer being diverted into a long line along Tenth Avenue.

11/12/2014

Empty display cases at M & E 1 Jewelry Inc. in Irvington. (credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

Police: $1M In Gold, Jewels Stolen From Irvington Jewelry Store

Thieves cut a hole in a wall and made off with more than $1 million in gold and jewels from a northern New Jersey jewelry store, police said.

11/07/2014

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