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Christie attends William Paterson groundbreaking

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie continues to tout his administration's investments in New Jersey's public colleges and universities. The Republican visited William Paterson University in Wayne on Tuesday morning for the groundbreaking of a ...

Industry poll: US support of gambling at a high

Americans' support of legalized gambling is at all-time high, according to a new poll prepared for the casino industry's main trade group. The report for the American Gaming Association also supports an assertion the gambling industry has long held: ...

School bus protest in Lakewood postponed

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A planned protest which could clog a predominantly Orthodox Jewish community in New Jersey with hundreds of cars has been postponed for a day. But a rabbi is still calling on the parents of private school students to drive ...

Job Fair Helps Veterans Find Employment Opportunities

The G.I. Go Fund hosted a job fair in Mount Laurel to help veterans find employment opportunities.

Christie back to work of building 2016 coalition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is launching what amounts to a cross-country revival tour. The potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate is looking to recover from a clumsy political scandal involving the George Washington ...

Christie: Would be ‘foolish’ to decide on run now

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says it would be "foolish" to decide now whether to run for president in 2016. The Republican governor was asked again about his possible White House ambitions when he traveled to Camden on Monday afternoon. ...

School bus protest could lead to traffic jam

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish community in New Jersey are working to avert a school bus protest which could clog with streets with hundreds of cars. A rabbi is calling on the parents of private school students ...

Top Christie aide: I knew nothing of bridge plot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The highest-ranking aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to testify before lawmakers about the traffic jam plot that has ensnared the administration says he doesn't know who ordered the scheme or why. The aide, Chief of Staff ...

Post-superstorm buyouts get boost as summer nears

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is stepping up its efforts to buy homes in flood-prone areas and tear them down as the second summer after Superstorm Sandy approaches. The goal of the $300 million Blue Acres program is to create open spaces to ...

Workers vote for union at Atlantic City’s Revel

Workers at Atlantic City's newest casino have voted to join a union. Employees at Revel Casino Hotel voted late Friday night to join Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union. Revel had been Atlantic City's only non-union casino since its 2012 opening. About ...