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Are fewer, longer classes good for your kids?

An increasing number of New Jersey school districts in recent years have transitioned away from the traditional 45- or 50-minute, seven- or eight-period class schedules. While the majority of districts in New Jersey continue to use the traditional schedules, many now employ block scheduling - typica

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-22 13:50:56

Elizabeth Man Indicted for Fatal Hit-and-Run

ELIZABETH, NJ--Union County Prosecutor Thomas Isenhour.announced today that a grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against an Elizabeth man charged with killing a pedestrian in Linden and fleeing the scene earlier this year. Eduardo Perez, 33, is charged with second-degree leaving the scen

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-09-22 17:06:00

Driver indicted in fatal hit-and-run of recent Rutgers grad

ELIZABETH -- A grand jury has indicted an Elizabeth man accused of fatally striking a recent Rutgers University graduate with his car in Linden and fleeing the scene. Eduardo Perez, 33, was indicted on one count of vehicular homicide and one count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in the cra

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 18:23:29

Jim Breuer tells stories, not jokes, and keeps them laughing

Comedian Jim Breuer, on a national tour since January, returns to New Jersey for two shows this month -- at State Theatre NJ and Mayo Performing Arts Center -- and another at Bergen PAC in December. Comedian Jim Breuer doesn't tell jokes. He tells stories -- about being a father to three daughters,

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 15:00:36

Medical innovation has a price: BioNJ Rountable -- Biopharma execs share what's behind drug pricing

It's no secret that biopharmaceutical companies have become the target of heavy criticism from politicians and consumers due to high drug prices, especially at a time when health care reform in the U.S. has become a hot-button topic. The topic is especially of interest in New Jersey, given that some

NJBIZ - 2017-09-22 20:48:00

Myer Center planned for demolition and redevelopment

Roughly 36 acres of land in Tinton Falls will be demolished and redevelopment thanks to actions taken by Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority. FMERA's board approval will allow them to enter a purchase and sale agreement with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The EDA will acq

NJBIZ - 2017-09-22 19:28:00

Zelis Healthcare announces new additions to leadership team

Bedminster-based Zelis Healthcare, a health care information technology company, announced Friday three new additions to its executive team. Thomas Kloster, Timothy Wilde and Edward Fargis join Zelis as executive leaders in finance, technology and compliance, respectively. Kloster has been named chi

NJBIZ - 2017-09-22 19:06:00

Time for Congress to come together on joint employer

New Jersey's beaches, casinos, national parks and world-famous agricultural products have long attracted local residents and U.S. and international tourists alike. Together they spend $50 billion on food and drink, at hotels and lodges, and in retail establishments statewide. Although our hospitalit

NJBIZ - 2017-09-22 14:56:00

'Clerks' actress died of accidental overdose of painkillers, report says

Actress Lisa Spoonauer of "Clerks" died from an accidental overdose of painkillers, according to a report in TMZ, citing documents from the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office. The actress, who played the role of Dante's ex-girlfriend Caitlin Bree in the iconic 1994 Kevin Smith comedy, was also s

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 21:47:30

Integrity Staffing to increase hiring statewide in NJ fulfillment centers

Integrity Staffing Solutions, one of New Jersey's fastest-growing staffing agencies, is gearing up to meet its clients' demand for hundreds of retail fulfillment center employees at locations in Avenel, Carteret, Edison, Cranbury, Florence, Robbinsville and the communities' surrounding areas.Special

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 14:43:48

You can spend a night in one of the UK's most haunted prisons

If you consider yourself a bit of a brave heart, see how well you fare after a night in one of UK's most haunted prisons. Fans of the supernatural are being given the opportunity to spend the night in Somerset's Shepton Mallet Prison and even try hunting some of the ghosts that call the prison their

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-22 20:28:44

McDonald's delivery is now available in these 42 N.J. towns

McDonald's delivery service has expanded into three more New Jersey counties bringing the total towns where delivery is available to 42. The fast food chain said Thursday that customers who live near select locations in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties will now be able to have their order brou

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 15:02:35

The Melody Bar haunts their reverie: Why the former New Brunswick club still matters

What was it about the tiny club on French Street with the postage stamp-sized dance floor that has spurred two annual reunions of its patrons more than 15 years after its closing in 2001? Well, for one thing, it was the bar, said DJ Drew, aka Andrew Ruiz, who's leading the the charge at this year's

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-22 16:54:17

New Amazon HQ? Why Not New Brunswick?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County, New Brunswick and Rutgers University officials are eyeing the Hub City and surrounding area as a potential spot for Amazon's "HQ2,"an East Coast headquarters, that would employ as many as 50,000 people The online retail giant, which is headquartered in Seattle,

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-09-22 15:03:00

Hackensack Meridian Health opens medical-surgical suite in Brick

The Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new 36,000-square-foot medical-surgical floor in Brick. The opening of the floor represented an $18.5 million investment for Hackensack, and will aim to provide exceptional patient experience, Hackens

NJBIZ - 2017-09-22 19:43:00

College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk expands into New Brunswick

The company provides junk removal services, donation pickups, general labor and more. Also, for every service that College H.U.N.K.S. provides, it donates two nutritious meals to hungry children in New Jersey. Paul Meylar will lead the new team in New Brunswick. The franchise will be located at 625

NJBIZ - 2017-09-22 18:52:00

Former Somerset Woman Says She was Jailed with Men, in Civil Suit

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A woman filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County Court last month claiming she was jailed improperly on Sept. 21, 2015, in the men's wing of the Middlesex County Jail, according to court documents. According to her attorney, K. Raja Bhattacharya, his client was first taken to the

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-09-23 03:59:00

Edison writer's play opening in Long Branch

This guide to Central Jersey's 10 best fall entertainment events includes Montgomery FunFest, Central Jersey Jazz Festival, Raritan River Festival, NJ Horror Con, John Basilone Parade, and Far Hills Race Meeting. STAFF VIDEO BY BOB MAKIN Laura is worried. James, her husband of many years, has been

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 13:00:07

12th annual Weekend Journey through the Past on Oct. 14-15 in Somerset County

Here is a sneak preview of Somerset County's 12th annual Weekend Journey through the Past, sponsored by the county Cultural & Heritage Commission. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. "This popular fall event has something f

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 15:22:12

Attentive stray needs a home

WEST ORANGE -- Simone is a young adult pit bull terrier mix at the Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility. Rescued as a stray, shelter volunteers say she "is very friendly and outgoing." Simone has been spayed and is up-to-date on shots. To meet Simone and other adoptable pets, visit the Alex Caprio An

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 12:00:00