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Returning Combat Veterans Dealing with Injuries

As New Jersey honors its more than 350,000 veterans tomorrow, many of us are unaware of the wide range of injuries active duty soldiers are dealing with upon returning from combat. 

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Program Turns Stock Market Education into Childs Play

A Monmouth-based social service organization turns the stock market into child's play for a group of 5th through 8th graders. The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold will be restarting its annual Stock Market Challenge out of the Freehold Borough YMCA, where they show kids how the New York Stock Exchange work

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Superstorm-Dune Wars
A woman, right, scavenges on the beach while workers labor on the new seawall construction project to protect Mantoloking. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Beach replenishment projects to start regardless of easements

As the air turns colder, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has plans for numerous Sandy-recovery projects through the winter and spring.

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Special Children’s Center Expands

 

The Special Children's Center in Lakewood broke ground this week for a much-needed expansion.

Founder Jenine Shwekey said the center is currently serving about 250 families, but demand is still growing.  T

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Courtesy Brick Township PD
Courtesy Brick Township PD
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Brick Police Issue Scam Alert

Brick Township Police are warning residents about a new donation solicitation scam.

Police have received reports of companies and individuals soliciting donations while claiming to represent either the Brick Police Department or the Brick Township PBA

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Nabil Girgis
Nabil Girgis (Courtesy: NJ Office of the Attorney General)
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More People Charged with Sandy Fraud

Four more people are facing charges after allegedly filing fraudulent claims for Sandy relief.

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced charges against Nabil Girgis, Nicole Loryn Fiel, Robert T

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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New Book About Area Serial Killer

Did you know the Jersey shore was once home to one of the most prolific serial killers

of our time? Richard Biegenwald of Asbury Park, known as the Jersey Shore Thrill Killer, may have slain as many as 150 mostly young females from 1974 to 1983 in the Asbury Park area

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Some Sandy Victims Still Wait for Money

More than two years after Sandy, thousands of New Jersey residents displaced by the superstorm are still waiting for grant money to help them recover and get back in their homes -- even though they finished all of the required paperwork months ago.

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Chris Christie, appearing on "Ask the Governor" with Eric Scott (foreground) Thursday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
Chris Christie, appearing on "Ask the Governor" with Eric Scott (foreground) Thursday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
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Gov. Christie on the presidency and his peacemaker potential

In October, Gov. Chris Christie said he was tired of being asked if he is going to run for president in 2016, but until he makes a formal announcement, he will continue to be asked as he was Thursday night on Townsquare Media's "Ask the Governor" program.

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Sandy-displaced Families?

Since Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey more than two years ago, the state has not been keeping track of the number of people displaced by the storm.

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