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Snow, sleet, and rain likely Sunday night into Monday

Another winter storm system is setting its sights on New Jersey beginning Sunday night and a mix of snow, sleet, and rain could make for a challenging ride to work or school Monday morning.

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New Jersey summer rentals already in demand this month

The frigid temperatures, biting wind and recent snow have many New Jerseyans dreaming of warmer days in a beach chair, with their feet in the sand and a beverage in hand. Realtors across the state are already fielding calls from vacationers looking to rent a house at the Jersey Shore this summer.  

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College affordability bill is sent to Christie’s desk

A new panel would be given one year to find ways to make a college education less expensive in New Jersey and to present recommendations to the legislature, under a measure sent Thursday to Gov. Chris Christie that would establish the "College Affordability Study Commission."

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More than 150 people attended Thursday night's public hearing
More than 150 people attended Thursday night's public hearing on PARCC in Jackson Township (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ parents blast PARCC test at 2nd hearing

For the second night in a row, New Jersey education officials held a Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers public hearing, this time in Jackson Township.

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Three Monmouth County Residents Arrested in Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

The supervisor at the former Monmouth County Youth Detention Center, his wife, and another women were arrested this week as part of a workers' comp fraud case. Ricky and Donna Marter of Manalapan and Christine Bradach of Freehold face charges that range from Theft by Deception and Insurance Fraud to Conspiracy and Perjury counts with regard to a 2010 on the job slip-and-fall accident at the county run facility

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Colts Neck Doctor Pleads Guilty in Lab Referral Bribe Scheme

A Monmouth County doctor with practices in Colts Neck and Staten Island admits to accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of an elaborate long-running scheme with Parsipanny-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services

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How Can New Jersey Attract More Jobs?

New Jersey's unemployment rate may be down, but finding a job is still tough in the Garden State. Only 29,000 jobs were added in 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and the job market grew only 0.7 percent compared to a 2.1 percent gain for the rest of the nation.

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Governor Chris Christie speaks at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall
Governor Chris Christie speaks at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Signs still point to a Chris Christie presidential run

Take a look at Gov. Chris Christie's jam-packed out-of-state and out-of-country itinerary, says one veteran political expert, and you'll know all you need to know about his presidential aspirations.

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Winter: Your car’s worst enemy

If your car could talk, it would probably tell you it hates winter. The roads are unforgiving this time of year, and for you, that could mean more money devoted to the repair shop.

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Report: NJ very expensive for car insurance claims

Auto insurance is meant to soften the financial blow of accidents and other vehicle mishaps, but according to a new study, these policies come with their own set of atrocious fees for anyone who hopes to actually use the insurance they've been paying for.

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Joint Base Family Wins Boys & Girls Clubs Fit Family Challenge

A military family from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst from Burlington County takes the top prize in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Triple Play Fit Family Challenge. The Blair family competed recently in Miami, Florida against four families from around the country who were finalist in a six week healthy-living challenge.

Mom Heather Blair said they

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The recent winter storm cost the NJDOT millions to clean up. (Jan Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
The recent winter storm cost the NJDOT millions to clean up. (Jan Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
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‘Blizzard That Wasn’t’ Still Cost New Jersey Millions

New Jersey was supposed to be pummeled by the "storm of the century" on Monday but that never panned out. But while the expected snow totals never materialized in many places, the winter storm still cost the state millions of dollars in cleanup costs.

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