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'It Wasn't Me' Hoboken Man Named as Shooter Writes
A Connecticut town once voted the safest place to live in America experiences horrific violence in one of its elementary schools.

Students 'Put A Lot of Heart' Into Shopping for Local Families in Need
The high school Interact Club in conjunction with the Forked River Rotary Club did their annual shopping spree at Walmart today

Library to Host Sandy Resource Expos Next Week
Event will be held in Toms River and Stafford starting Monday

Committee Approves Additional — and Final — Debris Collection
Last chance to have household debris and brush picked up will be last weekend in December

Sheppard Family Christmas Display a Local Tradition
Each year, Bill Sheppard, aka "Mr. Christmas," puts up an elaborate Christmas display at his Lanoka Harbor home

Follow our live transcript of the Committee meeting

Residents of all ages awaited Santa on the fire truck with excitement and anticipation

Police: New Egypt Man Stole 20 Bags of Donated Clothing
Police blotter for the last week

Lacey Woman Calls on Residents to Donate Cell Phones for Soldiers
Old cell phones dropped off at three locations in town will be recycled to receive funds to purchase calling cards and other communication tools for active duty military members

Long Road Ahead for Ortley Beach
Debris everywhere in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

First Responders Converge To Discuss Lessons from Sandy
Emergency personnel get together to evaluate emergency communication during Hurricane Sandy, with 65 representatives from law enforcement agencies throughout seven different counties.

Township Considering Options to Replace Retiring Nally
Prosecutor's Office confirms probe

Lacey Food Bank to 'Keep the Promise of Christmas'
Clients of the Lacey Food Bank will partake in the annual Christmas gift distribution on Wednesday morning

One Injured in Senior Citizen Van Crash
A van carrying up to five passengers struck the guardrail on the Garden State Parkway

Resolution Approved for Local Utilities Authority to Construct New Wells
The new wells will provide 1,500 gallons of water per minute

Bakery to Replace Former Fast Cash Location
Confection Connection is coming to Lacey from Manasquan

NRC to Hold Public Meeting on Anti-Oyster Creek Petition
The public can phone in to listen to the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3

Follow our live transcript of the Planning Board meeting

PHOTOS: Lacey Celebrates 'A Night in Bethlehem'
The sixth annual event provided locals with a 'hands-on authentic Christmas experience'

National Guard Maintains A Large Presence in Sandy-Impacted Areas
Fewer than 100 Guardsmen and women remain from the initial 1,000, though they still provide a valuable service

One Year Later: Brower to Carry Out a Mission in Next Phase as Super
'Listening and Doing' forums to begin in January

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