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Suit: Workers lured from India paid $1.20 per hour for years

May. 11, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

FBI agents were at a large Hindu temple in New Jersey on Tuesday as a new lawsuit claimed it was built by workers from marginalized communities in India who were lured to the U.S. and forced to work long hours for just a few dollars per day. The lawsuit accuses the...

Vaccination rate among NJ nursing home staff lags residents

Apr. 28, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Just over half of the staff at New Jersey's long-term care facilities have gotten COVID-19 vaccinations, compared with 84% of residents, the state's top health official said Wednesday. Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said during a news...

Detroit Douglass' Pierre Brooks II tops AP D4 All-State list

Apr. 26, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

The 2021 Associated Press Division 4 boys basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sportswriters. ___ Player of the Year Pierre Brooks II, Detroit Douglass, Sr. ___ ...

Man, 90, arrested in shooting death of neighbor

Apr. 25, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 90-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of his neighbor on a side street across from police headquarters in New Jersey's capital city, authorities said. Trenton police said three detectives “were close enough to hear the gunfire"...

Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

Apr. 16, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just like the year before, she...

Correction: Marijuana-New Jersey story

Apr. 13, 2021 09:50 AM EDT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In a story April 12, 2021, about the first meeting of New Jersey's Cannabis Regulatory Commission, The Associated Press misspelled the chairperson's first name. She is Dianna Houenou, not Diana Houenou.

New Jersey becomes latest to offer early in-person voting

Mar. 30, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey became the latest state Tuesday to enact a law allowing early in-person voting, with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signing the legislation alongside Georgia’s Stacey Abrams, who has been credited with helping to break the GOP’s hold on her state. ...

Governor: New Jersey schools should be all in person in fall

Mar. 24, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There should be no option for remote learning, and all students should be back in person when the new school year starts in September, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Murphy, a Democrat, said that barring a big resurgence of COVID-19,...

Suspect shot during undercover investigation in New Jersey

Mar. 23, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An undercover investigation involving the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ended with a police shooting in New Jersey, officials said. The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of a...

Murphy proposes $44.8B budget, boosting pension, school aid

Feb. 23, 2021 15:06 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will make its first full public pension payment for the first time in a quarter century, boost school aid by 7% and offer 760,000 families a $500 tax rebate under a new $44.8 billion budget proposal Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy introduced Tuesday. ...