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Hindus In New Jersey Petition For Diwali School Holiday

Religion News Service | Katherine Davis | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Jyoti Sharma fondly remembers Diwali festivities from her childhood in India. The Hindu festival of lights is observed every autumn with prayers...

Port Authority Poised To Make Steep Toll Hikes

Posted 10.16.2011 | New York

Public outcry over proposed $4 and $2 toll hikes for bridges and tunnels into New York City, as well as a $1 PATH hike, forced Port Authority executiv...

NYPD To Melt Illegal Guns Into Peace Statue

AP | By SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Workers at a recycling plant in northern New Jersey figuratively turned guns into plowshares Tuesday, accepting more than 900 ill...

Girl Killed In Ferris Wheel Fall

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 08.03.2011 | New York

WILDWOOD, N.J. — An 11-year-old girl on a school trip to a Jersey shore amusement park died Friday when she fell 100 feet from a moving Ferris w...

Former NJ Governor McGreevey Denied Priesthood

Posted 06.25.2011 | New York

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey- who famously resigned the office in 2004 after coming out as a "gay American" and admitting to extramarital...

Meow That's A Commute! Cat Swims From NJ To NYC

AP | Posted 06.21.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Did a calico cat from New Jersey swim across New York Harbor? The mystery surrounds a white, orange and black feline that arrived last we...

NJ Senator: Why Should Students Pay For Snooki?

AP | By ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 06.08.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. -- One New Jersey lawmaker doesn't think reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is worth the $32,000 she was paid to dish her GTL &ndas...