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Unions ready to fight Christie pension system plan

7-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie plans to unveil a proposal for further changes to the state's pension system later this summer and unions for New Jersey's public workers have already been gearing up for a battle. The Republican governor ...

App tells the story about Seaside’s Sandy recovery

7-25-14
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A new GPS-based app is telling the story about the damage done by Superstorm Sandy to Seaside Park and the work that continues to get back to normal. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1rS6wWI ) that the "Boardwalk Stories ...
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NJ Ranks Sixth in Blueberry Production

7-25-14
New Jersey ranks sixth in the nation for blueberry production. It produced 50.2 million pounds of blueberries in 2013, valued at $56.8 million.

Big family hit by Sandy to share lottery winnings

7-25-14
BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — With 17 siblings, the Endreson (EHN'-dress-uhn) family was already well-known in the New Jersey shore area by sheer numbers alone. Their public profile rose even more this week when they hit New Jersey's Pick-6 lottery ...

US plans wide seismic testing of Atlantic seabed

7-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and ...

Maryland casino eyes soon-to-be-fired AC workers

7-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs Aug 1 and 2 at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center. The ...

Google to map Liberty and Ellis islands

7-25-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Google had begun mapping Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1l0AEKP ) says the project to put the Statue of Liberty site on Google Maps with Street View started this week. It will provide 3-D, ...

New Jersey’s largest newspaper sells building

7-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest newspaper has sold the building it has called home in the state's largest city for nearly 50 years to a New York firm. The Star-Ledger of Newark is not saying how much Floral Park, New York-based Maddd ...
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Former PA Offical Robins: Transportation Fund Needs Fixes at State and Federal Levels

7-24-14
Alan Vorhees Transportation Control Founding Director and former Port Authority official Martin Robins says that the Transportation Trust Fund needs more funding at both the state and federal levels.

NJ Natural Gas storm program gets approval

7-24-14
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Natural Gas has received state approval to begin work on a $102.5 million program to protect its distribution and transmission systems from storm damage. The utility sustained substantial damage during ...