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NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
Beach front home damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Manotoloking in 2012. (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Many NJ residents still traumatized by Superstorm Sandy

A new study finds almost three years after Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, 27 percent of Garden State residents whose homes were damaged are still facing moderate to severe mental health issues as a result of the disaster.

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The warm weather hasn't hurt Jersey Fresh produce. (Viktor Fischer, ThinkStock)
The warm weather hasn't hurt Jersey Fresh produce. (Viktor Fischer, ThinkStock)
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The heatwave isn’t hurting New Jersey’s summer crops

After a cool spring and a rainy start to the summer, it's been hot and dry for the past month or so, leading to some concern about New Jersey's fruit and vegetable crops.

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Is working 9 to 5 becoming a thing of the past? (Pixland, ThinkStock)
Is working 9 to 5 becoming a thing of the past? (Pixland, ThinkStock)
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What’s considered a ‘normal’ workday?

Is the idea of working 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day a thing of the past?

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Deaf student-athlete may file waiver to play high school sports

A deaf student-athlete at Hackensack High School, held back a couple of years in grammar school due to his impairment, is currently banned from playing sports during his senior year, but he may fight the system.

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Say goodbye to deep discounts. (a-wrangler, ThinkStock)
Say goodbye to deep discounts. (a-wrangler, ThinkStock)
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Shoppers can say goodbye to deep discounts for now

Since the recession, many of us have grown accustomed to walking into a store and taking advantage of buying merchandise at 50 and 70 percent off. As consumer confidence continues to improve, however, many retailers are responding by putting an end to the deep discounts.  

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(LorenzoPatoia, ThinkStock)
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Gas prices expected to drop again

Experts have been expecting a drop in gas prices in the second half of 2015, and their predictions are starting to come true.  

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Lawmakers are looking to create a program for smoking cessation despite a lack of funding. (aquarius83men, ThinkStock)
Lawmakers are looking to create a program for smoking cessation despite a lack of funding. (aquarius83men, ThinkStock)
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Smoking cessation programs would get a boost under proposed bill

In 2003, New Jersey set aside $30 million from its cigarette tax for smoking cessation programs, but then began dialing back the funding until completely eliminating it in the Fiscal Year 2012 State Budget. There is now a plan to get the programs up and running again with even more funding without asking anyone to pay more.

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A new danger on New Jersey beaches

It's a growing problem -- literally and figuratively -- at beaches up and down the Jersey Shore: people digging giant holes in the sand, then leaving without filling them in.

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Gov. Christie at a town hall event in Derry, New Hampshire
Gov. Christie at a town hall event in Derry, New Hampshire (@ChrisChristie via Twitter)
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Trump hurting Christie with New Hampshire voters, poll shows

In the first Monmouth University poll since he launched his presidential campaign, Gov. Chris Christie makes it into the top 10 with GOP primary voters in New Hampshire.

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911 dispatch – the next go-to service for privatization?

As long as the pros outweigh the cons, more towns may look to the privatization of their 911 dispatch services in order to improve output and cut costs.

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