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Proposed Legislation Would Expand Pre-K in NJ

A bipartisan group of Assembly members want to expand New Jersey's pre-kindergarten program to more than 100 districts in the state.

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Powerball Jackpot Hits $600 Million, Second-Largest In History
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$1 Million New Jersey Lottery Tickets Still Unclaimed

Remember when we all had lottery fever when the Powerball was $1.6 billion?  Well, a few NJ Lottery tickets worth at least $1 million are still waiting to be claimed!

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Is New Jersey One of the Smartest States in the U.S.?

Compared to other states, it looks like New Jersey may have skipped a few grades — at least according to one career site.

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Hosting a Super Bowl in NJ? Here’s What it Could Cost You

We took a trip to a Monmouth County supermarket to price the food and drink you may need to satisfy a party of 10, from appetizers to dessert.

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Large Minimum Wage Increase Proposed by NJ Dems

New Jersey's Democratic lawmakers have unveiled a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.38 to $15 an hour.

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Taking Steps to Make NJ Schools Safer

With school shootings becoming more frequent, New Jersey school districts could soon have another option to help keep students, teachers and support staff safe.

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Caesars Entertainment Has Lots of Jobs, Not a Lot of Applicants

Thousands of jobs were lost in 2014 when a handful of Atlantic City casinos shut their doors for good, so why aren't locals jumping at the chance for employment?

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January Snowstorm Cost NJ DOT $25 Million

January's snowstorm that dropped more than two feet of snow in parts of New Jersey was a costly one.

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10 NJ Amusement Park Rides and Attractions We Miss

Six Flags Great Adventure today announced that its upcoming 14th "scream machine" will be named The Joker.  The "4D, free-fly coaster" could open in Jackson, as soon as this spring...

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‘Blizzard of 2016′ Creates Warm Memories for New Jersey Couple

Lauren O'Rourke and Josh Richmond knew their wedding day would be memorable, but what they didn't realize when they set the date was what, exactly, would transpire to turn Jan. 23 into a day they would never forget.

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Tackling the Poverty Problem in New Jersey

It is rare for legislative hearings to take place on days other than Monday or Thursday, but on Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto convened four special committee meetings to start addressing the very real problem of poverty in New Jersey.

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Anthony Fasano and Adam Parkinson. (Photos provided by Anthony Fasano and Adam Parkinson)
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Young and in Charge: NJ School Boards Get a Jolt of Youth

New Jersey 101.5 chatted with a couple of young men, just a few years out of high school, that now serve as president of their local board of education.

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