HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A judge has ordered a New Jersey priest held while a grand jury considers whether he violated a legal agreement to stay away from children. Bail for Michael Fugee (FOO'-gee) remains at $25,000 following his brief court appearance today in Bergen County. Fugee resigned from the Newark Archdiocese earlier this month. He admitted in 2000 that he grabbed a boy's crotch, but his aggravated criminal assault conviction was thrown out on a legal technicality.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - Community Medical Center in Toms River has laid off 68 employees as it eliminated 85 positions. The hospital blames a reduction in Medicare reimbursement under congressionally mandated automatic budget cuts and restructuring of its health care programs.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - Visitors to the Jersey shore this weekend will find many of their favorite beaches and boardwalks ready for summer, thanks to a massive rebuilding effort after Superstorm Sandy. While several neighborhoods remain damaged, all but 1 of the storm-wrecked boardwalks should be ready for Memorial Day weekend, and amusement rides will still be available from Keansburg to Wildwood.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has canceled its annual July Fourth celebration due to furloughs caused by congressionally mandated automatic budget cuts. The annual event featured displays by the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. There also were fireworks.
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