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11 people, 1 dog rescued after boat overturns off Ocean County

POINT PLEASANT (AP) — State Police say nearly a dozen people and a dog had to be rescued in New Jersey after a 21-foot-boat they were on overturned.

New Jersey lawmakers send $35 billion budget to Christie

TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey's roughly $35 billion budget is headed to Republican Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

Stockton's Quad, Atlantic City projects underway

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Another 500 parking spaces are being sacrificed to academia at Stockton University, as work on new classroom and science buildings begins this summer.

Galloway church donates shoes to needy in South Jersey, Haiti

Jeanne Picardi had an idea as she looked at the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help hanging near the sanctuary of her parish in Galloway Township.

Off the Clock: My love letter to Stephen Sondheim

Dear Stephen,

Cape emergency director: Don't expect FEMA money this time

Cape May County probably will not be eligible for federal assistance after a windstorm last week knocked down trees and power lines from the Delaware Bay to the Atlantic Ocean.

Cape Regional opens new center for women's health

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional Health System opened a new women’s health center on Monday specializing in breast-cancer detection and treatment.

Atlantic City to hire 60 teens in summer program

ATLANTIC CITY — The city will hire 60 teenagers for student assistant positions this summer.

Vulnerable terrapins find loyal fans in South Jersey

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Brian Williamson entered an aquarium room at the Wetlands Institute, sending dozens of tiny turtles scampering for cover in their terrarium.

Atlantic City fiscal committee meets Tuesday, Council meets Thursday

ATLANTIC CITY — The city will update the public Tuesday on its fiscal plan to avoid a state takeover.

100 years ago, ‘man-eater’ terrorized the Jersey Shore

Long before the summer of 1975, when Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” convinced moviegoers not to go near the water, the Jersey Shore had its own bit of shark-attack history, in some ways much stranger than fiction.

How a reopened Revel could hurt the A.C. gaming market

ATLANTIC CITY — The proposed reopening of a casino at the shuttered Revel megaresort could put the city’s fragile gaming industry under more unneeded stress, financial analysts said.

Recapping Sunday's 'throniest' 'Game of Thrones' finale

Summer is coming.

'Wounded Warrior' caregiver bill passes Assembly

The New Jersey General Assembly passed a bill Monday aimed at easing the financial difficulties of caregivers tending to the needs of wounded veterans.

Free grant-writing workshops offered in EHT

Atlantic County is offering two free-grant writing workshops next month in Egg Harbor Township.

How the Expressway Connector rewrote Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Every time Laura Williams leaves her Erie Avenue home in the Monroe Park section of the city, she can’t help but think about how much the neighborhood has changed over the years.

Donald Trump budget, tax plans add at least $10T to debt, study says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Washington study says Donald Trump's tax and budget plans would make the national debt skyrocket by $10 trillion or more over the coming decade, mostly because of his ambitious and expensive tax cuts.

Will union or casinos fare worse in an Atlantic City strike?

ATLANTIC CITY (AP) — Atlantic City's main casino workers union is threatening to go on strike against five of the city's eight casinos on July 1 unless a new contract is reached by then. The union is seeking to recoup benefits and compensation it gave back to the casinos in past negotiations when the gambling houses were in dire shape.

New Jersey lawmakers to vote on $35B budget

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's nearly $35 billion budget is on a path to Republican Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

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