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Four Tiny School Districts To Vote on Merger

The parking lot at Stockton Elementary, a four-room schoolhouse near the Delaware River, is also the playground. The school with no auditorium or cafeteria is its own school distric...

New Warnings About Salt Water

The corrosive effect of salt water is being blamed for damage to infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy - - from the subway lines in Manhattan, to the Seaside boardwalk in New Jersey. WNYC's Janet Babin reports, property owners there were warned that equipment submerged in salt water should be ...

NJ Boardwalk Fire Caused By Faulty Wiring

The boardwalk fire that destroyed more than 50 businesses along the Jersey Shore was caused accidentally by wiring affected by Sandy, authorities said Tuesday.

North Jersey Still Struggling to Recover Post-Sandy

Most of the attention of the Sandy recovery efforts in New Jersey has been focused on hard-hit areas of the shore, but as state lawmakers heard last night, some northern parts of the state are also still suffering, and face unique challenges in preparing for future severe storms.

After Flare-Up, Plans For Rebuilding

State officials will be on hand to offer assistance as rebuilding efforts get underway at the scene of the Seaside Park boardwalk fire.
Representatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and other agencies will provide information to businesses and residents at the Seaside Heights Municipal Complex today.

Fire Destroys Boardwalk Ravaged by Sandy

A raging fire has destroyed more than 50 local businesses and caused millions of dollars in damage in two Jersey shore resort towns
The fire destroyed the newly-rebuilt Seaside Park section of the boardwalk Thursday, but makeshift sand dunes saved the northern portion in neighboring Seaside Heights.

Seaside Park Fire: Firefighters Confronted Unique Issues

This article has been updated with information about water issues firefighters encountered.

A 6-alarm fire that erupted Thursday on a newly rebuilt boardwalk on the Jersey shore is mostly contained, with officials now beginning to investigate the cause. The fire started in Seaside Park and spread to parts of Seaside ...

Wanna pray? There's an App for That

Orthodox Judaism meets high-tech innovation. "Wanna Pray" is the sassy name of a new app designed by Linden, New Jersey-based app creator, Josh Weiss. He's also vice president of his Orthodox synagogue.

New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst speaks about the new app with Mary Mann, with New Jersey News ...

NJ Homeowners Scratch Heads Over Sandy Aid

Alexis Norton sat at a table in a realtor's office in Little Egg Harbor, N.J., this week, swapping stories with several friends about rebuilding their Sandy-damaged homes.

Among the topics covered: flood insurance maps, local bureaucracy and confusion over the status of her applications with several of the state’s federally ...

Why Hoboken Doesn't Have Its 9/11 Memorial Yet

Twelve years after the September 11 attacks, Hoboken still has not built a permanent memorial to commemorate the 57 residents who died in the attacks.

Christie Offers More Buyouts in Town Hit Hard by Sandy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has offered voluntary buyouts to another set of homeowners in Sayreville, a northern New Jersey town that experienced massive flooding from the Raritan River.

12 Years Later, 9-11 Remains Still Making Their Way to Families

Twelve years after the September 11th attacks, the loved ones of 9/11 victims are still getting calls from the New York City Medical Examiner's Office about identified remains.

Sandra Grazioso from Clifton, N.J., said her family got one of those calls last week. Two more body parts belonging to one ...

10 Bucks for a Multi-Million Dollar Name

What's in a name?  Well, if the name is as iconic as World Trade Center there's quite a lot to it.

In 1986, the Port Authority quietly sold off the rights to the name "World Trade Center" for 10 dollars. That's according to an investigation by the Record of ...

Cake Boss in Westfield

The 'Cake Boss' opens a new joint in Westfield... and the blogs go wild.

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst to talk about the new Carlo's Bakery location - and how the Cake Boss has gotten ...

Sen. Candidates Lonegan and Booker Clash Over Syria

U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan criticized Democratic opponent Cory Booker for not taking a stance on whether to use force in Syria.

Why Students ... and Teachers Aren't All in Class by the First Day of School

On the first day of school at Weequahic High School in Newark just 300 of the school's 600 students showed up. And about 30 classrooms throughout the district did not have a teacher. ...

Newark: 10 Homicides in 10 Days

The shooting of a 14-year old boy Wednesday evening in in the courtyard of Newark's Riverview Terrance housing complex is the city's tenth homicide in 10 days.

Police Director Samuel DeMaio says that while so many killings in just over a week is a horrible toll, it doesn't necessarily ...

68% of Newark High School Students Chronic to Severely-Chronically Absent

The average student in New Jersey’s largest city was absent more than 15 days last year, according to a new report by Newark Public Schools.

The Jersey Shore's Summer That Wasn't

Despite $5.57 billion in federal disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Sandy, Seaside Heights and other nearby towns experienced a 40 percent drop-off in tourism-related businesses this summer.

N.J. Senator Mendenez is Pro-Strike in Syria, Governor Christie Doesn't Comment

As U.S. lawmakers face the heavy burden of deciding whether to back President Barack Obama's plan to strike Syria, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is calling for congressional action that goes beyond the question of whether to bomb targets in the country.