Jackson's initial ban - and subsequent approval - of eruvim for its Orthodox Jewish residents is under scrutiny by New Jersey and federal authorities. A township official said that they are looking at land use issues. The cords attached to utility poles mark areas where certain tasks can be done on Sabbaths.

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Apparently, some drivers in Plumsted think that stopping for school buses with flashing red lights is someone else's problem. A flood of complaints prompt police to start traveling with the buses and handing out tickets to violators. Routes are chosen at random.

A grassroots group in Congressman Tom MacArthur's third district challenges the Republican to release his tax records before the Republican-driven tax reform bill goes to a vote. They suspect that the only New Jersey Representative supporting the measure stands to reap a windfall. MacArthur has said that critics of the measure either don't, or won't, take time to read it.

Almost 600 new apartments, shops and restaurants will rise in downtown Long Branch. A developer is investing $175,000,000 in the lower Broadway area. City officials are borrowing $5,000,000 for road and parking improvements.

A driver from Little Egg Harbor, in a crash in Pleasantville Wednesday night is hospitalized and cited for a bunch of traffic violations. Police said that Phllip Ettel's car hit one driven by Anaya Coles as she negotiated a left turn. Coles and two passengers in her car sustained injuries.

Shore Assemblyman Ron Dancer develops a strategy to stop New Jersey's brain drain. His new bill would offer tax credits to employers who hire science, technology, engineering or math grads, and who also help pay down their college loan debts.

The Belleville man who was convicted in November for shooting a victim to death in Mansfield in 2016 heads to prison for life. Qunnizell Clark must serve 85 percent of his sentence before parole consideration.

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