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Which Jersey Shore town is perfect for you? Take this quiz to find your ultimate match.

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3 people, including 2 kids, killed in N.J. house fire, authorities say

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Dengue warning issued by CDC. 41 N.J. travelers are sickened.

The CDC has issued new dengue warnings for the Americas as cases have increased nationwide, including 41 travelers in New Jersey who were sickened.Cases of dengue, a mosquito-transmitted virus, are at an all-time high across North, Central and South America, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in a recent warning.No cases of dengue have been locally transmitted in New Jersey, but 41 New Jersey residents have been sickened while traveling as of July 2, the CDC said.Those travelers...

N.J. mom accused of drowning 2 kids will undergo mental health evaluation

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Excessive heat, thunderstorms in store for N.J. on Saturday

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N.J. among 38 states with rising COVID cases heading into peak summer months

Cases of the COVID-19 are rising across the country, including in New Jersey, as the annual summer spike begins, new data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local wastewater treatment plants show. New Jersey’s current rate of transmission is 1.04, according to the CDC. Any number above 1 means that the virus is spreading. New Jersey’s rate has been above one since at least April, CDC data shows. The Garden State is one of 38 states nationwide where cases are either growing

N.J. mom accused of drowning 2 kids appears in court, remains jailed

A Lakewood woman accused of drowning her two young daughters in their home appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon for a first appearance. Naomi Elkins, 27, attended the hearing virtually by video conference from the medical wing of the Ocean County Correctional Facility. The hearing lasted less than three minutes while Superior Court Judge Scott J. Basen read the charges against her. Elkins did not speak during the hearing, and most of her face was obscured by the camera angle. It’s unclear

N.J. ranks among worst states for homeowner and rent costs, study says

New Jersey ranks among the worst in the nation for homeowner and rental costs with more than one-third of residents spending at least 30% of their incomes on housing, a new study published by researchers at Harvard found. In addition, nearly 1 in 5 New Jersey residents spend at least half of their income on rent or homeownership costs - an amount deemed a “severe” cost burden by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University study. Renters fared far worse in the study than homeowne

These 2 N.J. cities rank among worst for renters. 1 is dead last, Forbes says.

For the second consecutive year, Newark has been ranked the worst big city in the country for renters as prices continue to climb, according to the latest Forbes list. Jersey City didn’t fare much better, ranking 88 out of the 95 cities on the list. Forbes evaluated the cities on categories of rent affordability, availability and amenities, and lifestyle and safety across 21 metrics. Newark scored a zero out of 100. Rent prices climbed $250 in the city, compared to a drop of $22 in nearby New

Jersey Shore daily beach badge prices jump 36% in 6 years. See town-by-town list.

While tides at the Jersey Shore rise and fall, the prices for accessing popular beaches have only moved in one direction in recent years - up. Since 2018, the average price for a daily beach tag in the 38 Jersey Shore towns that charge during summer months has increased 36.5% to $10.50. For the 34 beach towns that offer seasonal passes, the average price has climbed to $67, up 20% from 2018, according to an NJ Advance Media analysis. (See the full list of town-by-town increases and prices in th

These 7 Jersey Shore beaches are still free, but 1 could start charging soon

There’s nothing quite as uniquely New Jersey as beach badges. But for people who really hate forking over cash to get on the beach, there are still a few Jersey Shore spots that offer free beach access, though one could start charging soon. Most of the beaches that are truly free are in the southern half of the state, with five out of the six in Cape May County. The two others are in Ocean and Atlantic counties. Plus there’s two other beaches where you can get a deal. Beach badges date back to

These 23 Jersey Shore towns ban or restrict tents, canopies on beaches. See the list.

There’s nothing like a nasty sunburn to ruin the perfect beach day, but don’t count on using tents or canopies to escape the sun at 23 of Jersey Shore beaches that have enacted bans or restrictions. The reasons are varied, with some citing too-small beaches, others saying the giant tents block others view of the water, and at least one beach saying its too hard to evacuate when lightning hits.

Mercer County’s highest paid school superintendents, ranked for 2024

Mercer County has two school superintendents who make more than $250,000 a year, according to the latest New Jersey Department of Education data. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District Superintendent David M. Aderhold was the highest paid superintendent in Mercer County for the 2023-24 school year with a salary of $269,115, state data shows. The average salary for a full-time superintendent for the 2023-24 school year was $193,671, an NJ Advance Media analysis of the Department of Ed

Middlesex County’s highest paid school superintendents, ranked for 2024

Middlesex County has five school superintendents who make more than $250,000 a year, according to the latest New Jersey Department of Education data. East Brunswick Township School District Superintendent Victor Valeski was the highest paid superintendent in Middlesex County for the 2023-24 school year with a salary of $275,552, state data shows. The average salary for a full-time superintendent for the 2023-24 school year was $193,671, an NJ Advance Media analysis of the Department of Educati

Monmouth County’s highest paid school superintendents, ranked for 2024

Monmouth County has two school superintendents who make more than $250,000 a year, according to the latest New Jersey Department of Education data. Freehold Regional High School District Superintendent Charles Sampson was the highest paid superintendent in Monmouth County for the 2023-24 school year with a salary of $265,302, state data shows. The average salary for a full-time superintendent for the 2023-24 school year was $193,671, an NJ Advance Media analysis of the Department of Education’

Morris County’s highest paid school superintendents, ranked for 2024

Morris County has four school superintendents who make $250,000 or more a year, according to the latest New Jersey Department of Education data. West Morris Regional High School District Superintendent Barbara E. Sargent was the highest paid superintendent in Morris County for the 2023-24 school year with a salary of $260,000, state data shows. The average salary for a full-time superintendent for the 2023-24 school year was $193,671, an NJ Advance Media analysis of the Department of Education

Ocean County’s highest paid school superintendents, ranked for 2024

Ocean County has one school superintendent who makes more than $250,000 a year, according to the latest New Jersey Department of Education data. Southern Regional School District Superintendent Craig Henry was the highest paid superintendent in Ocean County for the 2023-24 school year with a salary of $254,474, state data shows. The average salary for a full-time superintendent for the 2023-24 school year was $193,671, an NJ Advance Media analysis of the Department of Education’s annual Certif

Passaic County’s highest paid school superintendents, ranked for 2024

Passaic County has three school superintendents who make more than $250,000 a year, according to the latest New Jersey Department of Education data. Paterson Public School District Superintendent Laurienne W. Newell was the highest paid superintendent in Passaic County for the 2023-24 school year with a salary of $285,000, state data shows. The average salary for a full-time superintendent for the 2023-24 school year was $193,671, an NJ Advance Media analysis of the Department of Education’s a

Salem County’s highest paid school superintendents, ranked for 2024

Salem County is the only county in New Jersey with no superintendents earning more than $200,000 a year, according to the latest New Jersey Department of Education data. Salem City School District Superintendent Amiot P. Michel was the highest paid superintendent in Salem County for the 2023-24 school year with a salary of $176,014, state data shows. The average salary for a full-time superintendent for the 2023-24 school year was $193,671, an NJ Advance Media analysis of the Department of Edu

Somerset County’s highest paid school superintendents, ranked for 2024

Somerset County has one school superintendent who makes more than $250,000 a year, according to the latest New Jersey Department of Education data. Watchung Hills Regional High School District Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett was the highest paid superintendent in Somerset County for the 2023-24 school year with a salary of $265,000, state data shows. The average salary for a full-time superintendent for the 2023-24 school year was $193,671, an NJ Advance Media analysis of the Department of Edu
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