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Stories From Main Street: Upper Saddle River, NJ

As more and more baby boomers retire, they’re taking on a new full-time job – caring for an ailing parent.

01/24/2011

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NJ Lawmakers Continue Medical Marijuana Debate

One of the features St. Sen. Scutari says he had first liked about NJ’s medical marijuana plan he sponsored was the home delivery option for terminally ill patients.

01/24/2011

Jahmell Crockam, center, who is accused in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz, stands next to Deputy Public Defender Frank Gonzalez, left, during an appearance before Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NJ State Senator Wants Death Penalty for Cop Killer

Under a proposed bill in the New Jersey legislature, cop killers would face the death penalty.

01/20/2011

A Jersey City Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Jersey City Police Department

Deal Reached To Avoid Jersey City Police Layoffs

The mayor of New Jersey’s second-largest city and the head of its police union say they’ve reached an agreement to avert the layoff of 82 police officers.

01/19/2011

Red Knot - File / Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

NJ Looks To Add Species To Endangered List

New Jersey environmental officials want to add five species to the state’s endangered list and reclassify the bald eagle and seven other types of birds.

01/19/2011

New Jersey State PBA Shield - File / Photo: MTC Photography via NJPBA

NJ PBA Snubbing Atlantic City By Going to CT

The organization decided to pull out of Atlantic City to protest the city laying off 60 police officers this year.

01/19/2011

Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz is seen in a vehicle - File / AP Photo/Jeffery Hanlon via Asbury Park Press

Wake Today For Fallen Lakewood Police Officer

Family, friends and fellow officers will gather at a Howell Township funeral home to honor Lakewood Patrolman Christopher Matlosz.

01/19/2011

Rendering of new platform at New York Penn Station - Credit: ARC

Schumer Blasts Christie On Tunnel Cancellation

Months after Gov. Christie scuttled plans for a new Hudson River rail tunnel, Sen. Schumer is calling it a terrible decision, not just now, but for generations to come.

01/19/2011

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Police: Quick-Acting Thieves In NJ Make Off With ATM

Police say it took only 54 seconds for three “experienced” thieves to break into a New Jersey convenience store and rip the ATM from the cement floor.

01/18/2011

Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz is seen in a vehicle - File / AP Photo/Jeffery Hanlon via Asbury Park Press

Candlelight Vigil Held For Fallen NJ Police Officer

The Lakewood, New Jersey community is reeling with shock after the senseless death of a beloved police officer.

01/17/2011

Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Paramus, NJ - Jan 13, 2011 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Christie Looks At Autism Schools, 5-Yr Teacher Reviews

Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to see system where teachers are subject to performance reviews every five years.

01/14/2011

Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State address in the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jan 11, 2011 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Christie Declares War On Teachers … The Bad Ones

Governor Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting of the year Thursday in Bergen County. Hundreds of people packed a building to listen to the Republican talk about pension and education reform.

01/13/2011

NJ Lawmaker Backs Off Of Bicycle License Plate Idea

Under the bill proposed by Essex County Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, riders or their parents would have to pay $10 a year to register their bikes with the state.

01/13/2011

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Three Young Women Busted For Selling Four Loko In NJ

Police in northern New Jersey say they’ve arrested three women for selling the alcohol energy drink Four Loko to undercover officers.

01/13/2011

The SeaStreak ferry "Wall Street" - File / Photo: SeaStreak, LLC

Elderly Man Rescued After Jumping From Ferry

A 71-year-old man who jumped off a New York-bound SeaStreak Ferry was quickly rescued from the frigid ocean waters by the quick-acting crew.

01/13/2011

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