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140430Genovese

Courage to Connect NJ Director: Towns and School Districts Are Consolidating

4-30-14
Courage to Connect NJ Executive Director Gina Genovese says that municipalities and school districts have been consolidating and that more may occur.

Judge upholds NJ suit over veteran death benefits

4-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey will allow military families to pursue their lawsuit over death benefits for disabled veterans whose insurance lapsed. The families say Prudential Insurance Co. failed to warn former soldiers their policies ...

FEMA extends flood insurance claims deadline

4-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents and businesses are getting an additional six months to add losses to their National Flood Insurance Program claims after Superstorm Sandy. The decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ...

Ex-inmates ask NJ to lower jail phone charges

4-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of former inmates is petitioning New Jersey regulators to lower the cost of phone calls from the state's county jails. Advocates say a 15-minute in-state call from a jail costs $8.50. A new Federal Communications ...

J&J halts sale of electric fibroid removal devices

4-30-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is halting sales of devices used to remove growths in the uterus following a government warning that the electronic surgical tools can inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The announcement ...

Shore town hard-hit by Sandy sees taxes rise

4-30-14
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Taxes are creeping up in some Jersey Shore towns that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. But even with less storm relief aid available this year, none of the towns have proposed or approved an exorbitant increase in ...

Even tougher New Jersey budget issues loom in 2015

4-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Gov. Chris Christie's administration are suggesting that the state budget to be debated next year will be even more difficult than the one currently being considered. Cabinet members have told lawmakers in hearings ...
140429Tolls

Toll Collectors Say Privatizing Their Jobs Will Hurt Their Bottom Line

4-29-14
Toll collectors say they work in constant fear that their jobs will be on the chopping block if the Christie administration goes forward with its plan to privatize toll collection.
140429Wanko

Seaside Park Boardwalk Reconstruction at Standstill

4-29-14
Because the Seaside Park boardwalk is privately owned, its reconstruction has been delayed as property owners negotiate.
140429Eve

Verizon VP: NJ is Most Wired State in the Country

4-29-14
Verizon Vice President of State Government Affairs of NJ/NY/CT Leecia Eve says that 99 percent of New Jersey has broadband service and that the state is the most wired in the country.