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Rutgers scientist to develop rapid Ebola test

The idea is to quickly diagnose patients in remote locations where the spread of Ebola has been rampant. A Rutgers researcher has received a grant of nearly $640,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola along with other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to the deadly disease.  

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The cost of child care is rising (Comstock Images, ThinkStock)
The cost of child care is rising (Comstock Images, ThinkStock)
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Child Care More Expensive than College in NJ

A new report prepared by Child Care Aware finds the cost of child care is more expensive than you might imagine. In fact, the annual cost of child care for the typical Garden State family is higher than a year of tuition and fees at some large universities.

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(Maciej Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
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New Jerseyans Have Longest Commute

Another first for the Garden State: Census figures show New Jerseyans have the longest average one-way commute to work in the nation.

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Minor flooding in Stone Harbor on Monday morning
Minor flooding in Stone Harbor on Monday morning (@Zeke_O via Twitter)
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Coastal storm to bring heavy rain, wintry weather to NJ this week

A powerful coastal storm, also known as a nor'easter, is taking shape along the Atlantic coast. This storm will have prolonged impacts on New Jersey, beginning Monday evening and lasting through Wednesday.

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The Christmas Light Show in Wall Township (thechristmaslightshow.com)
The Christmas Light Show in Wall Township (thechristmaslightshow.com)
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Shore Holiday Light Show Evolves with the Growing Crowds

For the 9th straight year, the popular Christmas Light Show returns to Wall Township.

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Few Americans with Depression Get Treatment

Nearly eight percent of the U.S. population has depression of some kind and yet, only a third of those suffering receive treatment, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

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NJ’s Black bear Hunt Begins Monday

New Jersey's annual black bear hunting season will begin Dec. 8 and continue until Dec. 13. The state has held a black bear hunt every December since 2010.

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Meadowlands Racetrack
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NJ Speaker to introduce Meadowlands reform bill

Looking to spur job creation and economic growth in northern New Jersey while also eliminating government bureaucracy by merging two major state agencies, Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (D-Secaucus) said he plans to introduce a Meadowlands region reform measure. The bill would also change the tax sharing system used by 14 area towns.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
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Christie praises Keystone pipeline during visit to Canada

Burnishing his conservative credentials in advance of a possible 2016 presidential run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used a portion of his keynote address at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's Energy Sector Luncheon Thursday to extol the virtues of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

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Toms River Mom Wants Later School Start

Cindy Botwinick is leading a petition drive to convince the Toms River School District to begin the school day later than 7:15 a.m. The mother of three has collected more than 500 signatures so far by going door-to-door and soliciting names online.

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