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Opinion: N.J. alimony reform bill is a first step, not an endpoint

Former Assemblywoman Joan Quigley’s guest opinion “Coming up with changes to New Jersey’s alimony reform was like going through a divorce” (Aug. 12, nj.com) portrays reformers as bitter, disgruntled and complaining that the bill does not lift our individual alimony burdens. The reality is that, as a grassroots organization, not an established trade association, we advocated for reforms to benefit the general public as well as our alimony-paying members. During the course of our nearly three years of public advocacy, we received a first-rate education about the legislative process and the art of the politically possible. Let it be clear that we fully endorse the bill awaiting the governor’s signature and urge him to sign without delay, but only as a first step toward modernizing New Jersey’s socially obsolete family laws.

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3,800 backpacks to be donated in Willingboro

Free backpacks will be distributed Thursday to any local student in need.

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Sweeney agrees to Camden school bill without retirement incentives

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he will accept Gov. Christie's changes to a bill intended to expedite development of privately run public "Renaissance" schools in Camden.

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Assemblyman Singleton takes ice bucket challenge

State Assemblymen Troy Singleton, D-7th District, became the latest New Jersey politician to benefit the ALS research by having a bucket of ice water dumped over head Monday afternoon, and he did so in Newton's Landing, in the McCay Way yard of Milt Sierra, who is stricken with the disease.

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New Jersey's business incentives are revitalizing Camden: Opinion

Last month, Holtec International, one of the country's largest and most respected energy production equipment companies, announced that it would be relocating its headquarters to Camden from Evesham Township, and adding a manufacturing plant at the Camden site.

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Burlington City health clinic will be renovated

The Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, a nonprofit organization that operates health clinics in Burlington, Atlantic and Salem counties, officially announced Wednesday that it will renovate its center in Burlington City to better serve new patients.

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Urban Hope Act supporters regroup

Gov. Chris Christie has rejected changes to the Urban Hope Act, specifically taking exception to language that would allow Camden public school teachers to retire early.

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Willingboro changes Saturday's pre-Jazz Festival event

WILLINGBORO — An event scheduled for the Town Center on Saturday in connection with the township's Jazz Festival has been canceled.

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Soulful sounds and fireworks planned for Willingboro's Jazz Festival

WILLINGBORO — Officials knew it would be hard to top last year’s jazz festival, the 30th anniversary of the township’s most popular event, but they believe this year’s lineup will do the trick.

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Fine Print: Christie Conditionally Vetoes Urban Hope Act Amendment

Governor likes law’s support of Camden’s “renaissance schools” but balks at early retirement benefits for teachers, staff

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