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Murphy names acting Human Services head to be commissioner

Jan. 24, 2022 12:09 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has tapped the acting head of the state Department of Human Services to become the commissioner of the large state agency. Murphy, a Democrat, made the announcement Monday. He said Sarah Adelman has successfully led the department...

NJ approves company to take bets on competitive video games

Jan. 24, 2022 11:09 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has approved its first company to take bets on competitive video games, a fast-growing activity known as eSports that is popular with young people around the world, officials said Monday. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement granted...

Grundstrom lifts Kings to 3-2 win over Devils

Jan. 23, 2022 23:13 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Carl Grundstrom scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Cal Petersen made 23 saves to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win over New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. Alex Iafallo and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for the Kings, who snapped...

Long Island-Brooklyn tops Fairleigh Dickinson 79-75

Jan. 23, 2022 22:16 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Ty Flowers had 30 points and 15 rebounds as Long Island-Brooklyn narrowly defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 79-75 on Sunday night. Eral Penn had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Long Island-Brooklyn (8-10, 5-3 Northeast Conference). Isaac Kante added 13 points. Alex...

Appeals court upholds conviction, sentence of ex-officer

Jan. 23, 2022 11:21 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and nine-year prison sentence of a former Newark police officer in alleged kickbacks to the former head of the city’s scandal-ridden water corporation. Janell Robinson, 46, was sentenced a year ago on mail...

Bratt helps Devils rally for 7-4 win over Hurricanes

Jan. 22, 2022 22:54 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jesper Bratt scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-4 Saturday night. Nathan Bastian scored twice, Andreas Johnsson had a goal and two assists, Michael McLeod and Pavel Zacha each...

Giants interview Bills Leslie Frazier for vacant coach job

Jan. 22, 2022 16:51 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New general manager Joe Schoen and ownership interviewed Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for the vacant opening as New York Giants head coach. Frazier, 62, spoke via video conferencing with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch and...

Gas prices go up in NJ, around nation as crude prices rise

Jan. 22, 2022 13:33 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices increased in New Jersey and around the nation at large amid a continued increase in crude oil prices and despite a drop in consumer demand. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.38, up a...

St. Francis defeats Fairleigh Dickinson 80-78

Jan. 21, 2022 22:04 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Emilien had 15 points to lead five St. Francis (N.Y.) players in double figures as the Terriers edged Fairleigh Dickinson 80-78 on Friday night. Rob Higgins added 14 points for the Terriers. Tedrick Wilcox Jr. chipped in 12, Larry Moreno scored 12 and...

N.Y. Giants name Joe Schoen of Buffalo Bills as their new GM

Jan. 21, 2022 21:02 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Schoen was at the top of the New York Giants' list of candidates when they started their search for a new general manager, and the Buffalo Bills assistant GM never left that spot. The Giants hired the 42-year-old Schoen as their general manager...