SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - It's a soggy beginning to the summer tourism season at the Jersey shore. The region is hoping to rebound from last year's devastating Superstorm Sandy. Governor Chris Christie helped set a new world record today by cutting a ribbon stretching for more than 5 ½ miles as part of ceremonies to mark the arrival of Memorial Day weekend.
FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman has been convicted of strangling her elderly mother to death in their northern New Jersey home. The Essex County prosecutor's office says a jury today found 45-year-old Tina Lunney of Fairfield guilty of the 2009 murder of 81-year-old Marie Zoppi. Acting Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says Lunney killed Zoppi and then used the dead woman's credit cards.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - An Edison police officer has denied setting fire to the home of his police captain. Officer Michael Dotro pleaded not guilty Friday to aggravated arson and five counts of attempted murder. Investigators tell The Home News Tribune a Monday fire at the Monroe Township home of Edison Police Captain Mark Anderko had been intentionally set.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University has put the manuscript and corrected galley pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" online. Princeton officials say the hand-written work shows Fitzgerald's writing process. Fitzgerald studied at Princeton nearly four years, but dropped out to join the U.S. Army in 1917.
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