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Water Main Break
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Water main breaks increase by 30 percent in cold weather

The extreme temperatures that have plagued New Jersey and the rest of the Northeast in recent weeks have put extra stress on the state's infrastructure. Some New Jersey water companies are reporting a 30 percent increase in water main breaks.

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Retail woes in NJ may finally be letting up this year, report says

New Jersey retail sales may see a boost in 2015.

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Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie (Bryan Thomas, Getty Images)
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Chris Christie’s 2016 Prospects Stuck in Neutral, Latest Polls Suggest

Several recent polls have shown Gov. Chris Christie continues to struggle with low approval numbers, and his possible presidential campaign could be over before it begins.

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Getting a moving violation can cause insurance rates to increase. (David Lentz, Getty Images)
Getting a moving violation can cause insurance rates to increase. (David Lentz, Getty Images)
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Moving violations can lead to higher insurance rates

Whenever you get a moving violation, no matter where you live, you'll end up paying more for the privilege of operating a motor vehicle.

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Damage in Point Pleasant from Superstorm Sandy
Damage in Point Pleasant from Superstorm Sandy (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sandy damage claim denials come under new scrutiny

New Jersey homeowners who have filed suit over denials or reductions in Superstorm Sandy damage claims should be taking a closer look at their paperwork, officials say. Suspicious alterations in the engineering reports used by insurance carriers have emerged both here and in New York.

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A bottle containing a measles vaccine
A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Vaccination exemptions in New Jersey – Who can get them?

All Garden State children who attend school are required to receive a series of vaccinations, but last year more than 10,000 youngsters were granted special waivers to skip the shots.

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Gov. Chris Christie
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Chris Christie critics blast his presidential platform

Speaking this week in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Christie said if he ran for president and won, in his first 100 days in office he would simplify the country's tax system and pass policies to expand America's energy independence. Two of the governor's critics were quick to respond.

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A girl who fell through the ice is pulled out of Sandy Hook Bay in Middletown
A girl who fell through the ice is pulled out of Sandy Hook Bay in Middletown (ABC 7)
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Dramatic Rescue – 14-Year-Old Girl Pulled From Icy Sandy Hook Bay

Rescue crews in Middletown pulled a 14-year-old girl from the icy waters of Sandy Hook Bay Tuesday afternoon and helped 2 others make their way to safety.

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Car repairs
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Roadside assistance calls at record levels as bitter cold continues

This week's cold snap that has brought subzero temperatures and bitter wind chills to the region has resulted in a record number of roadside assistance calls to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

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Snow days biting into New Jersey school calendars

Another round of snow this week forced schools to close across New Jersey, and if Mother Nature keeps pounding the state, more districts will have to hold classes on days that were originally scheduled as part of spring or summer break.

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Child vaccinations
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Childhood immunization rates in New Jersey top 95 percent

Despite resistance by some parents to immunizations for measles and other childhood diseases, more than 95 percent of New Jersey school children have received such vaccinations, the state's chief health officer says.

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Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, Asbury Park
Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, Asbury Park (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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New Jersey shelters welcome homeless in the cold

The worst of Mother Nature has brought out the best of organizations across the state, providing warm meals and a place to sleep for people who have no place else to go.

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