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Veterans in North Jersey urged to stake their claim to benefits

Veterans can obtain a long list of benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, from clothing to hearing aids and prescriptions to electric mobility chairs. But first they must register with the VA.

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State to review American Dream Meadowlands financing this week

The state Local Finance Board is expected to hold a special meeting late next week to review the a $500 million bonding plan for the American Dream Meadowlands project

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A year-round farmers' market

Farmigo rounds up local produce from the New Jersey and New York areas.

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Prosecutors in N.J. welcome app to track down child predators welcome app to track down child predators

With more than half of all Americans now using smartphones to stay in touch, federal authorities are venturing into new territory in a bid to enlist the public’s help to track down child predators.

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One year after Sandy, 'normal' remains elusive for New Jerseyans hit hardest

After some bitter lessons, a number of underlying problems that Sandy exposed are starting to be addressed, but others remain unresolved.

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N.J. utilities devising strategies to improve

Expanded work crews, better customer relations, new equipment and a multibillion-dollar plan to upgrade the power grid are among the things North Jersey power companies have put in place or proposed since Superstorm Sandy devastated their assets, left their customers without power for up to two weeks and put a serious dent in their image.

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United by disaster: North Jersey Volunteers continue to boost Sandy recovery efforts

Superstorm Sandy has led to something positive: It created the opportunity for North Jersey residents to form new connections, to carry out acts of kindness and to gain a sense of satisfaction from helping others in need.

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Residents across North Jersey turn in expired medications for disposal

Police departments throughout North Jersey collected unwanted or expired prescription drugs Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back day.

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Photos: Animals in costume at Bergen County "Magical Pets on Parade"

The event was held to celebrate the county animal shelter's new partnership with Merlin's Kids, which helps match service dogs with low-income families

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N.J. colleges pushing for more on-campus living face vacant dorms, students cite costs

However college officials at Ramapo and William Paterson argue that the downturn in demand for dorms is temporary

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