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Keansburg mom must pay $39K after sending kids to Middletown schools
A Monmouth County mother is on the hook for more than $39,100 after she continued sending her three children to Middletown schools last year even though the family lived in Keansburg.
Hey, paisan! The most Italian-American towns in New Jersey
Some New Jersey towns are majority Italian-American. Check out our map to see if yours is one of them.
Murders & muggings — Most violent towns in Central Jersey and the Shore
See how your town's violence crime rate compares to the rest of New Jersey.
‘It’ factor: Will new movie revive NJ ‘creepy clown’ scare?
Who could forget New Jersey’s great creepy clown scare of 2016?
Fired senior lifeguard wins discrimination case against Jersey Shore town
Ocean City has paid out more than a half-million in discrimination claims.
Toms River superintendent accused of sexually harassing employee over her legs
A lawyer for the teachers union in one of the state's largest districts has threatened to sue if administrators don't take action.
Abbie Smith stabbed to death in Keansburg — ‘One of the worst crimes’ prosecutor’s seen
New details came to light Friday afternoon when suspect Andreas Erazo made his first appearance in court.
Island Beach State Park is closed to you — but still open to Christie’s guests
Police are turning people away from Island Beach State Park on the Saturday of Fourth of July weekend. But one family will have free access: Christie's.
Happy Fourth of July! Christie makes some fireworks legal in NJ
A week before the nation celebrates its independence, Gov. Chris Christie signed a law that makes some fireworks legal in the Garden State.
New roller coaster open at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights — video
The Hydrus has a 72-foot vertical lift and 97-degree drops.
Aunt Jemima frozen waffles and pancakes recalled by NJ company
The recall does not affect syrup or dry mix products.
Marijuana murder: 3rd NJ suspect arrested in killing of Calif. pot grower
Gary Blank III, 34, was the last of the seven suspects to be taken into custody on the homicide charge from 2011.