The deadline to finish the long-delayed merger between Hudson City Bancorp, one of New Jersey’s largest retail lenders, and the larger Buffalo, N.Y.-based M&T Bank has been pushed to the late next year, the banks said this morning. The new deadline will be Dec. 31, …

When it comes time to rebuild, victims of home-destruction are often given only the bare essentials and told to make do. That is nowhere near enough says recent Concordia University doctoral graduate, Devora Neumark. In a new paper published in Housing, Theory and Society she …

Chemists at Umeå University in Sweden have been able to trace narcotics substances and prescription drugs in measurements of wastewater from 33 Swedish sewage treatment plants. Cocaine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine, in measurable concentrations, were found in a total of half of the locations. …read more …

A man dressed as Santa Claus donates blood at an American Red Cross center, 2009 in Tulsa, Okla. Star-Ledger File Photo Yes Santa, there is an Uncle Russ. Of course, you already knew that. However, there are countless others who’ve yet to encounter this very …

Ward C Councilman, Rich Boggiano said he’ll enlist Gov. Chris Christie to keep the Army Reserve in Jersey City.Jersey Journal file photo Although it is early into his first term as Ward C Councilman, Rich Boggiano is doing a good job. He is very visible; …

Many gather on the unemployment line. JOURNAL FILE PHOTO Recently it was reported that unemployment was down to its lowest figure in years. However, this is actually a false positive because a large percentage of people actually run out of unemployment benefits because their time …

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