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Obama order forces Phila. rail workers back on job

6-14-14
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is forcing workers in Philadelphia's commuter rail strike to return to the job. Obama granted Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the ...

State: District’s ‘virtual school day’ won’t count

6-14-14
MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) — State education officials say a northern New Jersey school district's decision to have student's log on for a "virtual school day" during a winter storm earlier this year was innovative. But it won't count as an official ...

Last superstorm-damaged boardwalks getting fixed

6-14-14
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — The final few Jersey shore boardwalks damaged by Superstorm Sandy are being fixed. The biggest project still underway is in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, where a protracted funding dispute with the Federal ...

Governor asks US for help in Philly transit strike

6-14-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asking President Barack Obama to intervene in the Philadelphia transit strike. Corbett said Saturday that he asked Obama to appoint an emergency board to mediate the dispute between the Southeast ...

Christie tries to move past scandal with comedy

6-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's latest appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" gave the potential Republican presidential contender the chance to show off his dance moves — and put the traffic scandal in his rear-view ...

Upper level GWB lanes facing 12-week shutdown

6-13-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are being urged to use the lower level of the George Washington Bridge during overnight hours due to an upcoming construction project. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says beginning June 16, three ...

CEO of New Jersey medical pot dispensary quits

6-13-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of New Jersey's three medical marijuana dispensaries has quit. Bill Thomas tells The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nAQDSP ) in an email that he needed to find a paying job after running ...

Philly region braces for potential rail strike

6-13-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Employers in the Philadelphia area are making contingency plans as the region braces for a potential strike that would shut down the regional rail system. Unions representing about 400 engineers and electricians are expected to ...

Jersey City probes possible student data breach

6-13-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City school officials are probing whether there's been a data breach involving students' personal information. School Superintendent Marcia Lyles met with parents Thursday night to discuss the investigation into ...

NJ Senate passes bill on public smoking penalties

6-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill that would allow municipalities to issue civil rather than criminal fines for violations of public smoking bans. Advocates say the change is a way to levy penalties without consuming as ...