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Democrats Offer Alternatives to Cutting Pension Payment

6-18-14
Senate Democratic leaders say they want to fully fund the state's pension system and proposed increasing income taxes for wealthier New Jerseyans.
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NJ Pays Highest Health Insurance Premiums Through Obamacare

6-18-14
According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services, New Jerseyans pay 55 percent more than the average monthly premium for health insurance through the federally-facilitated marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act.
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Sandy Victims Oppose Summer Construction Ban

6-18-14
Ocean Beach III, a private club, has banned major construction for the summer season, but those who are still trying to rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy say it's unfair.

Atlantic City aims to boost convention trade

6-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is aiming to boost its meetings and convention trade through a new nonprofit agency. Called Meet AC, the group was created in late April. It just hired its first CEO, James Wood, who held convention-related ...

Philly news heir sells stake; Lenfest sole owner

6-18-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest is now the sole owner of Philadelphia's largest newspapers, after his late partner's family sold its $16 million stake. The deal finalized Wednesday caps a year of turmoil at The Philadelphia ...

Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive

6-18-14
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials say details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information as railroads seek to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents. The U.S. ...

US: New Jersey has high health exchange premiums

6-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new federal government analysis of federal health insurance exchanges finds that New Jersey residents have higher premiums than most even after subsidies. The Health and Human Services Department analyzed the 36 states where ...

Former Atlantic Club casino sold for $13.5M

6-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's former Atlantic Club casino hotel sold for $13.5 million to a Florida firm that plans to run it as a non-gambling facility. The Press of Atlantic City reports (http://bit.ly/1lCRX7J ) the purchase price ...

1st modular homes built after Sandy in Union Beach

6-18-14
UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Two families will move into the first modular homes built after Superstorm Sandy caused destruction in Union Beach. New Jersey's first lady Mary Pat Christie will be on hand Wednesday to welcome the families home. The ...

Lockheed Martin inks Army deal for $35.7 million

6-18-14
SALINA, N.Y. (AP) — Lockheed Martin has landed a $35.7 million contract with the Pentagon to produce mobile, ground-based radar. The units are designed to operate with such weapons defense systems as HAWK and Patriot missiles. The radar can detect ...