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Jax performs "Poker Face" on American Idol
Jax performs "Poker Face" on American Idol (Fox)
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Jersey’s Jax lands safely among the top 7 on ‘American Idol’

East Brunswick's Jax continues to advance on "American Idol" as she lands in the show's Top 7.

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(Anton Prado Photography, ThinkStock)
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Gang roundup – ‘Project Wildfire’ nets 37 New Jersey suspects

A six-week operation led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations has led to the arrests of nearly 1,000 gang members and associates from 239 different gangs in 282 cities across the country, including 37 in New Jersey.

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Smoke and carbon monoxide detector (Credit: Mike Rachel)
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Carbon monoxide – A silent killer strikes in New Jersey, Maryland

Two tragedies this week where families may have misused generators or heaters that emitted deadly levels of carbon monoxide is creating more awareness of this dangerous poison.

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Many NJ schools are paying a lot of money for their children to take part in extracurricular activities. (Siri Stafford, ThinkStock)
Many NJ schools are paying a lot of money for their children to take part in extracurricular activities. (Siri Stafford, ThinkStock)
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Lawmaker says NJ schools shouldn’t charge for extracurricular activities

Recent data shows for every pupil attending school in the Garden State, the state Education Department is spending a record $19,211, but of that total, only $274 goes toward extracurricular activities. 

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Water main break in Freehold Borough

A ruptured water main in Freehold Borough leaves taps dry in part of the community into the night.

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Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
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Heroin Wasteland – NJ families ‘turned upside down’ by drug addicted kids

Heroin Wasteland (Part 3 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of heroin addiction in the Garden State and the programs being employed to combat the situation.

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A long daily commute could be damaging your physical and mental health

A lengthy commute is not good for your mental or physical well-being, according to experts, and that's especially bad news for people in New Jersey, where the average one-way work commute is five minutes longer than the national average.

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Chris Christie’s presidential prospects and the New Jersey budget

Fully funding transportation projects and the public employees' pension and health benefits system would cost New Jersey billions of dollars and the state simply doesn't have that kind of cash. Raising the revenue would be all but impossible without tax increases and that's where presidential politics come into play with regard to the Fiscal Year 2016 State budget.

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The fishing vessel Capt. Gavin after running aground in Point Pleasant Beach near Manasquan Inlet
The fishing vessel Capt. Gavin after running aground in Point Pleasant Beach near Manasquan Inlet (US Coast Guard)
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Fishing boat runs aground of Point Pleasant Beach

POINT PLEASANT BEACH (AP) — No one was injured when a commercial fishing boat ran aground off Point Pleasant Beach.

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Meridian President/CEO John Lloyd with WOBM's Shawn & Sue (Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media))
Meridian President/CEO John Lloyd with WOBM's Shawn & Sue (Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media))
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Meridian Health expands into Middlesex County

Meridian Health extends its reach into Middlesex County with the addition of Raritan Bay Medical Centercampuses in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy.

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