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Back-to-school transitions can be stressful for some students

With the opening of school fast approaching, many New Jersey kids will be moving from lower grades to higher ones, and in some cases to a different school. The change can be stressful for children and their parents.

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Drug addiction: What are the signs?

As New Jersey continues to see a high rate of heroin-related deaths among young people, many parents seem to be ignorant of the epidemic, or perhaps in complete denial about their own child's drug use.

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Gas tax hike top priority for NJ Assembly this fall

While the debate continues to swirl around Trenton on how best to fund the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), talk of using a gas tax hike as a revenue raiser is expected to gain momentum this fall once the Assembly returns from its summer vacation.

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Back-to-school plague set to return with start of school

When the kids head back to school in September, they'll be sharing desks, supplies, books, perhaps toys and, in turn, plenty of germs.

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A protestor is removed from the stage by police after she interupted a speech by Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the Iowa State Fair
A protestor is removed from the stage by police after she interupted a speech by Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the Iowa State Fair (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Christie critical of Clinton, confident about next debate ranking

Gov. Chris Christie is confident he will be on the main stage for the next Republican presidential debate in September and in the race for the long term.

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N.J. man connected to disappearance of Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter arrested

The New Jersey man in whose home Rosie O'Donnell's 17-year-old daughter was found hiding has been arrested on child endangerment charges.

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Toms River Police Department Squad Car (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Suspects in brutal house robbery, car theft spree on the loose

An elderly Toms River woman was confronted in her bedroom and bound while her house was ransacked early this morning, and a spate of high-end car thefts continues. Township police are on the hunt for suspects in both cases.

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United Water Toms River Headquarters (United Water Toms River)
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United Water Toms River wins rate hike approval

United Water Toms River customers rework their budgets to absorb another rate increase.

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Three suspects, 916 decks of heroin in Howell Township bust

Suspects from three shore towns outside of Howell face heroin charges in the township, filed by police who say they seized 916 wax folds of the drug in the car they occupied.

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Swastika carved into Lakewood lawn (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
Swastika carved into Lakewood lawn (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Lakewood bias intimidation defendant given 15 months

Defying a court order while behind bars weighs in today's sentencing of an admitted bias-intimidation offender from Lakewood.

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