One quick affordable housing deadline bring two shore nonprofits before the Pine Beach Borough Council tonight. Homes For All and Ocean Inc display individual plans for six units on Washington Avenue, which would satisfy the borough's state requirement.

New Jersey's minimum wage will rise, if Governor-elect Phil Murphy has anything to do with it. The Democrat today joins legislative and labor leaders in a show of support in Trenton. His campaign platform included a phase-in from $8.44 to $15 an hour.

A report in Lakewood of a house intruder who wore a mask on his face, but kept himself totally unmasked below the waist, spark beefed-up plainclothes and uniform patrols. Police said they are probing several similar reports. Residents Saturday said that he demanded and took nothing but ran when they screamed.

Fire in a Quinnipiac University dorm is traced to a student from Manalapan. Carmelo Fazzolari and a student from Norway are accused of lighting up trash bins and rest room stalls. Both are free on bail in Connecticut, and both are under suspension.

Megan's Law is now international. New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith says that American sex offenders are identified by special passport stamps taking effect this month.

Charles Manson is dead at age 83. The onetime cult leader was convicted of orchestrating a mass ritual murder in Los Angeles in 1969 that took the lives of Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger and others closely associated with director Roman Polanski. He never gained parole.

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