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These NJ towns cry ‘chicken’ with live rooster ban

These NJ towns cry ‘chicken’ with live rooster ban

A Bergen County town is the latest state to consider a rooster ban due to noise complaints, according to a report. NorthJersey.com reports that Fair Lawn Borough Council is considering banning male chickens as pets, citing Councilor Gail Rottenstrich, who said there were several concerns about the noise they create. Regulations for feeding chickens vary …

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NJ blood shortage — this woman and others need your help

NJ blood shortage — this woman and others need your help

Ruth Ann Burns led an active lifestyle without health concerns until her life was turned upside down in June 2021 by a diagnosis of Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia, an aggressive blood cancer. Since then, the 77-year-old has seen firsthand the effects of a state and nationwide drop in blood donations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Sometimes …

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NJ could spend  million on NAACP national convention in Atlantic City

NJ could spend $2 million on NAACP national convention in Atlantic City

TRENTON — The NAACP is holding its national conference in Atlantic City this summer, and the state could spend $2 million to help make that happen. A bill allocating state funds to support expenses associated with the one-week meeting of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization was among those sent to Governor Phil Murphy on …

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Family ‘horrified’ by lawyer who downplayed NJ locker room harassment

Family ‘horrified’ by lawyer who downplayed NJ locker room harassment

The family of a victim of abuse at Wall High is outraged that the incident has been described as a simple game in which a teammate is innocently poked in the stomach with a broomstick. A family spokesperson said of the victim’s experience: “Does her stomach and stomach poke? She firmly believed she was about …

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Over  million in NJ student loan debt canceled in Navient settlement

Over $57 million in NJ student loan debt canceled in Navient settlement

Student loan borrowers in New Jersey have lined up to receive more than $60 million in aid, according to Navient Corp., Deputy Attorney General Andrew Bruck and the State Consumer Affairs Division on Thursday. $57.2 million in debt relief and $3.1 million in refund payments to New Jersey borrowers — plus $3 million in payments …

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Workers hope to unionize first Starbucks in NJ

Workers hope to unionize first Starbucks in NJ

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP (Mercer) – A New Jersey Starbucks may be the first in the state to have its workforce unionized. Two of the coffee chain’s stores in the Buffalo suburb have voted to form unions, and more in Boston and Cleveland are considering it because of safety and staffing concerns during the pandemic. A letter …

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