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Supreme Court orders review of NJ COVID rules on religious worship

Lawyers for the New Jersey priest and rabbi who sued over COVID restrictions called the decision "a huge victory for religious freedom."
       

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The COVID vaccine is here. So when will NJ schools get back to normal?

School staff could be vaccinated starting next month. But experts say it could be months before normal operations return.
       

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Asian-owned NJ businesses struggle as jobless rate spikes since before pandemic began

Restaurants, nail salons and other businesses where Asian Americans have made their mark have been hard hit by social distancing.
       

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Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City to be razed by dynamite. You can bid to push the button

The demolition of the former Trump Plaza casino will become a fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.
       

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COVID vaccine: NJ to open six mega-sites in mid-January; health care workers will go first

Six mega-sites for COVID vaccines will open in mid-January in NJ. Health care workers will go first, followed by essential workers.
       

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NJ women tracked down this convicted serial killer, but COVID continues to delay sentencing

Khalil Wheeler-Weaver has resided in Essex County Jail for more than a year since the verdict, while a worldwide pandemic has delayed his sentencing date indefinitely.
       

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Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, Dec. 18

The jackpot was an estimated $310 million with a cash option of $238 million.
       

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Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, Dec. 19

The jackpot was an estimated $304 million with a cash option of $236 million.
       

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New Call of Duty map 'The Pines' an homage to Cherry Hill Mall

A Dec. 16 update for the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War includes a rough recreation of the Cherry Hill Mall in southern New Jersey.
       

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One NJ mayor had no clue a DOT rockfall project was coming to his township. He wasn't alone

When a reporter called the Bethlehem mayor about a DOT rockfall project in town, he had never heard of it. Nor did he know of rocks falling.
       

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