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Sheila Accardi finished NYC marathon

Sheila Accardi finished the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2014 in 3 hours 49 minutes and 19 seconds, coming in 9,587 in the 26.2-mile race through the five boroughs of the world’s most diverse city. The runner, who studied at Rutgers University and now lives in Howard Beach, New…

Obama & Christie tangle over Ebola response

President Barack Obama chided Governor Christie Christie over mandatory quarantines for travelers, which medical professionals say is an overreaction to Ebola and a likely way to inspire panic and fear rather than steps that will stop the disease in its tracks. “When…

General seeking lost wristwatch

A Rahway native who served as a US Army general recently lost an expensive timepiece that has sentimental value to her and she is offering a reward to any good neighbor who finds and returned the wristwatch. General Janis L.…

The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster

by Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger for ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan for NPR IN 2012, TWO MASSIVE STORMS pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks. Americans did what they so often do…