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'50 most influential marijuana users' includes several from N.J. as well as 3 U.S. presidents

The New Jerseyans include fifth-ranked Stephen Colbert, No. 6 Jon Stewart, 29th-ranked Martha Stewart and No. 33 Susan Sarandon.

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Police merger: Bergen freeholders' plan would put county police under sheriff's command

"The county police will continue as its own division under the sheriff's department, headed by the chief of police," freeholder says

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As Obamacare looms, 30 hospitals in NJ, NY and PA form 'alliance'

About 30 hospitals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Hudson River valley are joining in the largest alliance in the nation to help them deal with challenges of the Affordable Health Care Act, The Star-Ledger reports in a story for Thursday.

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Unclaimed remains of 25 veterans receive military burials across NJ

Under a crisp, clear blue sky Wednesday morning, 25 veterans — whose remains had been transferred into polished mahogany urns — received the military burial they have so long deserved.

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Congressional reports slaps Port Authority's handling of toll hike

The Government Accountability Office found that, in the absence of state or federal oversight, the Port Authority imposed a steep toll hike in 2011 with little public input.

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I-287 reopened after crash that left circus performers' camper dangling from bridge

The two women involved in the crash are part of an act known as The Mongolian Angels traveling with the Big Apple Circus, WABC New York reported

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Bergen Democrats outline plan to merge county PD, sheriff's office

The group says the consolidation could save taxpayers between $90 and $200 million over the next 25 years

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Bergen County veterans' cremated remains identified and finally laid to rest

They were accountants, dentists and construction workers. Many were from New Jersey, though others were from as far away as Estonia.

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Bergen County Democratic freeholders unveil plan for police merger

Freeholders David Ganz, Steve Tanelli, Joan Voss and Tracy Zur said that their plan will save millions of taxpayer dollars without compromising public safety. They contend the merger could save the county between $90 million to $200 million over the next 25 years without any layoffs of officers in either department.

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Cuomo seeks probe into PA sale of WTC naming rights for $10

A 1986 deal sold the rights to the 'World Trade Center' name for $10 to a non-profit founded by a former Port Authority executive

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