Junk mail ban would cost N.J. ‘tens of thousands’ of jobs, direct mailers claim

A new bill proposed by a South Jersey legislator would create a “do not mail” list so New Jersey residents can avoid having their mailboxes stuffed with junk mail. Industry groups are organizing to lobby against the bill, which has yet to be formally introduced in the state Assembly.Star-Ledger file photo TRENTON — Printers and […]

Man killed by train in Newark Thursday

Newark Penn Station File photo   NEWARK — A man was struck and killed by a train near Penn Station Thursday night, an NJ Transit spokesperson said. Little information was immediately available about the incident, which occurred around 9:50 p.m. on the elevated track just west of the station, Nancy Snyder, the spokesperson, said. The […]

Black Friday 2014: Shoppers head out for ‘Grey Thursday’ in New Jersey (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Far from their Ebola-ravaged homeland, west African women give thanks

The familiar sights and smells of Thanksgiving pervaded Barkisu Rahman’s Franklin Township apartment Thursday afternoon. There were two turkeys, one roasting in the oven, the other in a pot that Rahman basted regularly on the stovetop. Fresh-cut onions would soon be added to couscous and chicken and spiced with tomatoes and hot, spicy pepper, a […]

Ready, set, buy! Shoppers hit the stores Thanksgiving night (VIDEO)

  Shoppers hit the state’s largest retail meccas Thanksgiving night to take advantage of bargains on everything from clothing to household electronics, in some cases lining up for hours in order to be among the first to snatch up items discounted by up to 50 percent or more at some stores. Among the malls seeing […]