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'I Am Legend' creator, N.J. native Richard Matheson dies at 87

Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose "I Am Legend" and "The Shrinking Man" were transformed into films, has died

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Northern Valley Regional High School parents criticize random drug testing plan

The district projects testing to cost between $8,000 and $18,000

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Coming Soon: Fort Lee Patch Gets a New Look

We will have a brand new design and a whole new way to connect to the Fort Lee community starting Wednesday.

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Pallone says he'll donate Birdsall funds

Candidates across New Jersey scrambled on Monday to respond to the controversy over contributions from an engineering firm that has pleaded guilty to illegally concealing campaign donations.

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Bill overhauling state child porn laws arrives on Gov. Christie's desk

The legislation was proposed in January by Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-Essex), who said a December Star-Ledger special report on child pornography prompted him to introduce it. It would make New Jersey's laws near or equal to much tougher federal child-porn laws.

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Photos: Dwight Morrow High School and Academies@Englewood 2013 graduation

Students from Dwight Morrow High School and the Academies@Englewood donned their caps and gowns on Monday, June 24 for their 2013 commencement.

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Leonia fire department lawyer: No council records of suspension meetings

The borough apparently kept no record of what was said or who attended meetings at which the Borough Council’s Fire Committee decided to suspend its fire department after a young boy was allegedly molested in the firehouse, according to the firefighter’s lawyer who threatened legal action after the shutdown.

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North Jersey politicians won't return Birdsall's pay-to-play donations

North Jersey politicians who allegedly received illegal campaign contributions from a disgraced engineering company said Sunday that they did nothing wrong. Several said they don’t intend to return questionable donations. Birdsall Services Group, an Eatontown engineering firm that did work around the state, pleaded guilty this month to charges that it made illegal campaign donations in exchange for public contracts, a practice called “pay-to-play.”

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Poll: Friends, kin key to Superstorm Sandy survival

A silver lining frames the cloud of destruction left by Superstorm Sandy. In their hour of greatest need, families and communities — not the government— were the most helpful sources of assistance and support. People overwhelmingly said the Oct. 29 storm brought out the best in their neighbors, who shared generators, food, water and other supplies.

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New York Times to LG: 'Don't spoil the Palisades' with headquarters

The newspaper is the latest to oppose the proposed 143-foot building on Sylvan Avenue that would rise above the tree line of the Palisades

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