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Government Coalition Debates Minimum Wage
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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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Gambling inside Caesar's in Atlantic City
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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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Roller Coaster in Santa Cruz California
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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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Lauren + Josh's blizzard wedding
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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)
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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Ortley Beach dunes barely survived the weekend blizzard. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Winter Storm Recharges NJ’s Push for Shorewide Dunes

New Jersey is currently in court with beachfront property owners who aren't on board with the state's plan for a protective dune system along the entire coastline, but that's not stopping officials from moving ahead with their plan.

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Annual Count Tracks NJ’s Homeless Population

On Wednesday, all 21 New Jersey counties will participate in the #NJCounts 2016, where volunteers search for and identify homeless residents around the state.

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(Photo: Bud McCormick, Bradley Beach)
(Photo: Bud McCormick, Bradley Beach)
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The big question: When will New Jersey’s blizzard finally end?

And, just as importantly, how much more snow is going to fall? Get our latest winter storm forecast, featuring a complete storm timeline and expected snow accumulations for New Jersey.

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Snow in downtown Toms River
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NJ power outages: Snow puts thousands in the dark (Updates all Saturday)

Several thousand people are in the dark in New Jersey on Saturday morning. This post will be updated frequently throughout the day Saturday.

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