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Immigration reform moves closer to reality with deal on workers' pay

Big business and major labor unions appeared ready Friday to end a fight over a new low-skilled worker program that had threatened to upend negotiations on a sweeping immigration bill in the Senate providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants already in the U.S.

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Kelly: Competing composers fight for recognition of their tunes as New Jersey's state song

Seventeen years after winning a contest to give New Jersey a state song, composer Patrick Finley of Teaneck is still trying to convince politicians to give his tune "New Jersey, My Home" their official stamp of approval.

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Three-alarm fire forces evacuation of spa and adult day care center in Fair Lawn

A three-alarm fire swept through a building on Broadway containing a spa and a medical day care center for adults on Friday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of about 60 people, authorities said.

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Winning NJ Lottery numbers drawn


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Armed retired police officers to patrol Lodi elementary schools

The school board approved a shared services agreement with the borough that will allow armed, retired police officers to guard the district’s elementary schools.

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Non-profit events and notes for the week of April 1


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3 dozen indicted in Atlanta cheating scandal

The former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools and nearly three dozen other administrators, teachers, principals and other educators were indicted Friday in one of the nation's largest test cheating scandals.

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Suspended Westwood administrator Cerco resigns

The school board voted Thursday night to unanimously accept Cerco’s resignation, according to Board President Robert Hanlon.

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TSA fires 3, suspends 23 at Newark airport

Twenty-six baggage screeners at Newark Liberty Airport were fired recently as part of an investigation into lax security procedures, the Transportation Security Administration said Friday.

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School achievement gap alarms Montclair Civil Rights Commission

The CRC questioned Assistant to the Superintendent Felice about the disparity in achievement in standardized test scores recently reported by Schools Superintendent Penny MacCormack at a recent Board of Education meeting.

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