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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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Candy makers fight U.S. sugar policies

Rules protect sugar industry at consumers' expense, critics say. Candy makers think the American sugar industry has too sweet a deal, and they're fighting to change U.S. farm policies that they say have pushed up the price of sugar.

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Fighting the war against mosquitoes

Get ready to itch, North Jersey. This promises to be a bad summer, mosquito-wise.

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Bergen couple faces fine for feeding birds in yard

The wire wreath-style feeder filled with peanuts is drawing ducks, deer, geese, squirrels, chipmunks and groundhogs to the neighborhood and rhe animals are damaging neighbors' gardens, a town official says

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Franco's Metro Embraces Both Change and Tradition

Franco's Metro Restaurant and Bar has made adjustments to keep up with the Fort Lee community in its 41 year tenure, but still strives to maintain the qualities that have kept it in business through the decades.

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