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Contract talks between Jersey City ...

Contract talks between Jersey City school district, teachers union nearing end

After two years of negotiations, school and union officials are inching closer to a deal that would cement a new teachers' contract. Teachers for the public-school district, the second-largest in the state, have been working under an expired contract since August 2013, and negotiations have been contentious.

Goats eat up weeds at Historic Jers...

Goats eat up weeds at Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery hosted its fourth annual Earth Day festival yesterday and the main attraction were a dozen baby goats that will be spending the summer in the cemetery gobbling up pesky weeds. "These goats are our eco-friendly solution to invasive weed eradication," said Eileen Markenstein, president of the volunteer effort to keep Harsimus Cemetery in pristine condition.

Foot chase ends on roof of Walmart ...

Foot chase ends on roof of Walmart with capture of alleged shoplifter, Riverdale police say

RIVERDALE - A 32-year-old Jersey City man sought for allegedly stealing from Walmart tried to evade authorities by hiding on the roof of the store, police said. Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, police were sent to the Walmart on Route 23 after receiving a report that a shoplifter ran out of the store and then into a Best Buy located next door, Riverdale Police Lt.

Saluting Earth with a regatta, food...

Saluting Earth with a regatta, food and music at Overpeck Park

Brianna Smith, 11, of Ridgefield Park with a corn snake at the second annual EarthFest at Overpeck Park on Saturday. Four boats made exclusively of repurposed garbage started the Recycled Regatta on Overpeck Creek on Saturday, and four boats returned to dock less than 15 minutes later with all their passengers still onboard and, for the most part, dry.

Jersey City celebrates Earth Day wi...

Jersey City celebrates Earth Day with green activities in front of City Hall

JERSEY CITY - The City of Jersey City held its second annual Earth Day Celebration today in front of City Hall with vendors, musical entertainment, and eco-friendly information galore. Attendees even had the opportunity to plant a flower in front of City Hall.

Jersey Citywide Debutante Cotillion

Jersey Citywide Debutante Cotillion

JERSEY CITY - White and lavender gowns, tiaras, and the epitome of etiquette were on display Saturday at the Jersey Citywide Debutante Cotillion held at the Casino In The Park catering hall. For 20 young ladies from city high schools, the formal ball was the culmination of of weeks of classes, according to Aneesh Abdullah, a teacher at McNair Academic High School and the driving force behind the event.

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Things to Do in New Jersey, April 2...

Things to Do in New Jersey, April 26 to May 2, 2015

A guide to cultural and recreational events in New Jersey.
A Review of ?Rapture, Blister, Burn...

A Review of ?Rapture, Blister, Burn? at the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater in Summit

“Rapture, Blister, Burn,” a play by Gina Gionfriddo, will run through May 3 at the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater in Summit, N.J.
In Chatham, N.J., a Strollable Down...

In Chatham, N.J., a Strollable Downtown and Good Schools

The quality of the school district and the old-fashioned Main Street, lined with mom-and-pop shops, draw many young families to the borough.
Christie’s Wife Leaves Job, M...

Christie’s Wife Leaves Job, Making His 2016 Run More Likely

Mary Pat Christie has left her lucrative position at an investment firm as her husband, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, prepares for a likely presidential run.
Recycling Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Recycling Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Recycling at sports stadiums isn’t just for cans and bottles anymore. A growing number of teams are asking fans to also toss leftover food and biodegradable trays and cups, in recycling bins.
Eli Reed’s Long Walk Home

Eli Reed’s Long Walk Home

A major retrospective of Eli Reed?s work shows how the Magnum photographer has sought beauty and understanding of the human condition.

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'Sabado Gigante' ends 53-year run

'Sabado Gigante' ends 53-year run

"Sabado Gigante," television's longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years.
New Yorkers hold vigils, fundraiser...

New Yorkers hold vigils, fundraisers for Nepal earthquake victims

New Yorkers with roots in Nepal are holding vigils and looking for ways to help after the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 2,500 people.
Power outages after food truck hits...

Power outages after food truck hits utility poles on Staten Island

Dozens of homes are without power after a food truck hit several utility poles early Monday in the Mariners Harbor section.
AccuWeather Day Planner: What to ex...

AccuWeather Day Planner: What to expect for Monday

Meteorologist Bill Evans says you'll need the jacket as you head out Monday morning.
Death toll in Nepal quake rises to ...

Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,700

The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
18-year old Staten Island man kille...

18-year old Staten Island man killed in dirt bike crash in Midland Beach

The victim, Joseph Todisco, fell off his bike at the intersection of Midland Avenue and Hylan Boulevard in the Midland Beach section.

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