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MEDICAL MARIJUANA-JOB

NEWARK - A New Jersey Transit clerk who was suspended for using medical marijuana to treat his end-stage renal failure has sued the agency. The suit filed by Charlie Davis, 57, may be the first of its kind in New Jersey, where medical marijuana has been legally available since 2012. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 300 words.

BUSINESS:

LEDGER-ADVANCE NEWSPAPERS

NEWARK - Company officials now say the job cuts at the news operations of Advance Publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will top 300. The biggest reduction is occurring at The Star-Ledger in Newark, where it was announced Thursday that 170 jobs are being cut, including 40 in the newsroom.

ENTERTAINMENT:

MONOPOLY-HOUSE RULES

NEW YORK - No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game. Several thousand people weighed in on “house rules” over 10 days of recent debate and a year after Hasbro Inc. added a cat token and retired the iron in a similar online stunt aimed at keeping the 79-year-old game fresh. By Leanne Italie. Photos.

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PUBLIC RECORDS LAWSUIT

EAST BRUNSWICK - A judge says Raritan must pay a media company nearly $600,000 in legal fees spent on a 2009 public records lawsuit.

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