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When is helping your grown kids not helpful at all?

You see it all the time in New Jersey: baby boomer parents helping their 20-something kids make rent or pay car insurance and credit card bills. Sometimes the parents even buy these grown children cars and condominiums.

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Sandy Homeowner Rent Subisidy Application Window Opens

Homeowners repairing Superstorm Sandy damage can now apply for state help to meet rents in their temporary houses.

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Christie’s Pension Reform Plan Panned by Former NJ Pension Director

As part of an overall plan to reduce debt, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has proposed reforms to the state workers' pension system by giving employees and unions more control over the pension funds.

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Why PARCC? New Jersey education commissioner explains

With all of the controversy swirling around the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, many parents and teachers want to know why New Jersey decided to administer the exams in the first place. There are also many complaints about the Common Core curriculum.

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NJ Woman Honors Grandparents With Foundation

When childhood sweethearts, Olympia and Michael DeNittis, passed away last year 32 hours apart after 67 years of marriage, their granddaughter wanted to do something to pay tribute to two people who meant so much to so many.

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License plate scanners go high tech as a law enforcement tool

Police officers in New Jersey have been able to "run your plates" for quite some time, but with an advanced piece of equipment that's gaining popularity across the state, they can do it much quicker and essentially without lifting a finger.

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NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
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Insurance Problems Still Loom for Sandy Flood Victims in NJ

In the coming weeks, FEMA will reach out to all homeowners who filed Superstorm Sandy flood insurance claims -- informing them they can re-open their cases if their claims were denied, or if they feel they did not get a fair settlement. One expert warns that, for some victims, there may still be challenges ahead.

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From Toms River to Trenton: Assemblyman Greg McGuckin

Like all of his colleagues, Shore Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R-10) will be up for re-election in November.

Assemblyman McGuckin appeared on the March 11 edition of "Townsquare Tonight" on WOBM-AM 1160/1310

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Gas Explosions Prompt Calls for Gas Leak Sensor Requirements

Recent natural gas explosions have prompted legislation that would require gas leak detectors in New Jersey dwellings.

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Which perk do employees covet most?

A nationwide survey of workers uncovers that the perk of vacation outweighs better benefits, and upper management doesn't have a true handle on what their employees want.

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Sandy damage victims can have tainted insurance claim denials re-opened

Victims whose Hurricane Sandy damage claims may have been denied or  reduced due to fraudulently altered insurance inspection reports will soon be able to have their filings re-examined.

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Road rage – Should it be covered in driver education courses?

Should New Jersey high schools with driver's education courses be required to include the dangers of road rage in the curriculum? Consider this: 6-in-10 Americans consider aggressive driving to be a "major threat" to themselves and their families.

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