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Video: James Gandolfini, in 1989 film shot in Hoboken, portrayed a pimp

Gandolfini had been working as a doorman at the famed Blue Note jazz club in Manhattan at the time, said the director of the film, David Matalon, in the interview with the newspaper.

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Kaboom! Bomb squad blows up watermelon to warn about hazards of illegal fireworks

Members of the Bergen County Police Department's bomb squad unit exploded the fruit at the public safety complex Tuesday to raise awareness about the dangers of illegal fireworks.

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Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. acquires Posterloid to expand signage products

VGS hopes to build its status in the quick-serve restaurant signage industry

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N.J. launches $30M loan program to boost affordable housing in Bergen, other counties hit by Sandy

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs will use $30 million for no-interest loans to build affordable housing in blighted areas Superstorm Sandy devastated.

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'I Am Legend' creator, N.J. native Richard Matheson dies at 87

Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose "I Am Legend" and "The Shrinking Man" were transformed into films, has died

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Northern Valley Regional High School parents criticize random drug testing plan

The district projects testing to cost between $8,000 and $18,000

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Pallone says he'll donate Birdsall funds

Candidates across New Jersey scrambled on Monday to respond to the controversy over contributions from an engineering firm that has pleaded guilty to illegally concealing campaign donations.

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Bill overhauling state child porn laws arrives on Gov. Christie's desk

The legislation was proposed in January by Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-Essex), who said a December Star-Ledger special report on child pornography prompted him to introduce it. It would make New Jersey's laws near or equal to much tougher federal child-porn laws.

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Photos: Dwight Morrow High School and Academies@Englewood 2013 graduation

Students from Dwight Morrow High School and the Academies@Englewood donned their caps and gowns on Monday, June 24 for their 2013 commencement.

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North Jersey politicians won't return Birdsall's pay-to-play donations

North Jersey politicians who allegedly received illegal campaign contributions from a disgraced engineering company said Sunday that they did nothing wrong. Several said they don’t intend to return questionable donations. Birdsall Services Group, an Eatontown engineering firm that did work around the state, pleaded guilty this month to charges that it made illegal campaign donations in exchange for public contracts, a practice called “pay-to-play.”

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