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New Deal Curtails Tourist Helicopter Flights But Jersey Side Unimpressed

The NYC Economic Development Corporation and the helicopter industry announced an agreement to drastically reduce the frequency of helicopter tours, but some in New Jersey are upset they weren't consulted and believe the deal doesn't go far enough.

SBA Loans Help Sandy Victims

The Small Business Administration offers loans to both businesses and homeowners who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Work Stoppage Closes NJ Ports

Members of the International Longshoremen's Association walked off the job.

Senate President: Some Are Homeless Because of Dept. of Human Services Decision

Senate President Steve Sweeney says the state Department of Human Services' decision to let two housing assistance pilot programs expire has led to some people's homelessness.

AC Officials Unanimously Pass Resolution to Work with State

Atlantic City officials passed a resolution agreeing to work with the state on a plan for the city's finances, which they're saying isn't a takeover.

Assembly Committees Focus on Poverty

Four Assembly committees spent the day discussing ways to reduce poverty in New Jersey.

Christie Announces Plan for Atlantic City

Gov. Christie held a press conference with Senate President Steve Sweeney and Mayor Don Guardian about the state's future involvement in Atlantic City.

Trenton Takes on Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

Mercer County, the city of Trenton and the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness teamed up to complete First Lady Michelle Obama's Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.

In NJ, 850,000 ALICE Families Struggle to Realize the American Dream

John Franklin, CEO of the United Way of Northern New Jersey, discusses how 850,000 families in New Jersey are struggling to make enough money to afford necessities, despite being employed.

Officials, Environmental Advocates Fight Liberty State Park Development

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Loretta Weinberg are among the officials fighting a state proposal to develop areas of Liberty State Park in Jersey City.