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Leagues seek to stop sports betting

The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion in court for restraining order to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that partially repealed the law prohibiting sports…

Seeking blood donors

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Blood drives scheduled

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Elizabeth homicides under investigation

Two men were fatally shot in separate homicides occurring in Elizabeth Tuesday night, and each incident is under investigation. It was approximately 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday when police were notified of the first shooting, which occurred on the 200 block…

Lesniak protecting wild elephant population

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Raymond Lesniak, who authored the first state law in the country banning the importation and sale of ivory products, will lead a rally in the nation’s capitol on Saturday calling for a national ban on the commercial…

Elizabeth man admits he killed firefighter while driving drunk

An Elizabeth man admitted to causing an alcohol-fueled crash that took the life of a veteran FDNY firefighter last fall. Anthony Marsal, 25, on Monday pleaded guilty to a single count of death by auto before state Superior Court Judge…

Lesniak launches high school for addicts

UNION – New Jersey’s first public high school for students with drug and alcohol problems opened on the campus of Kean University, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. “This is a great moment for New Jersey and the first of its kind,”…

Walk-a-thon raised $40,000 to support services

With Aretha Franklin on the public address system calling for “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” members of Community Access Unlimited (CAU), along with friends, family, volunteers, staff and donors, recently stepped off the line for the 16th Annual Ira Geller Memorial Walk-a-Thon held at…

Wardlaw-Hartridge soccer star trains at Real Madrid Academy

Diogo Ferreira of Hillside, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime, a dream for any young soccer player who aspires to play at the professional level. The Wardlaw-Hartridge soccer standout was invited to…