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Recreational Fishermen Worry Beach Replenishment Will Ruin Fishing Conditions

5-7-14
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to notch up jetties as part of a beach replenishment project, which recreational fishermen say will destroy conditions where they currently fish.

NJ Transit launches quiet cars on Hoboken trains

5-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has launched a quiet car program during off-peak hours on trains that serve Hoboken Terminal. Passengers can escape the noise of cellphone conversations and personal electronics between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on ...

Record costs clearing NJ roads this winter

5-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey spent a record amount clearing snow and ice from the state's roads during the winter of 2014. Transportation Commissioner James Simpson estimates the costs of clearing state, county and municipal roads could ...

Taxpayers’ tab $1M so far for lawyers for Christie

5-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers have been billed nearly $1.1 million for a law firm's first two weeks of work for Gov. Chris Christie's office during investigations of lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. The bill comes after ...
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Atlantic Homeless Alliance Formed to Overhaul System

5-6-14
Officials say using the Single Point of Entry computer system will streamline all public and non-profit case files on the homeless.
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Manischewitz Looks to Expand Beyond Passover Food

5-6-14
Newark-based Manischewitz produces more processed kosher foods than any company in the nation, but the company's new owners are revamping to expand beyond its usual customers.

Merck: New drugs pending approval or in late tests

5-6-14
Merck & Co. could get an impressive six new prescription medicines approved in the U.S. this year and will soon apply for regulatory approval of two others. That is the word from company executives who addressed analysts during a briefing Tuesday on ...

Nevada trademark award upheld against poker player

5-6-14
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has upheld a $60,000 judgment against a long-time poker player for infringing on the trademark of a Nevada company that makes books and videos about gambling. The Las Vegas Sun ...

AstraZeneca fends off Pfizer with new growth plan

5-6-14
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca has outlined plans to grow annual sales to more than $45 billion by 2023 as an independent company, days after the drugmaker rejected a takeover bid by rival Pfizer. In an update to shareholders, AstraZeneca said ...

Officials: Philly airport won’t displace residents

5-5-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say they will move forward with a $6.4 billion plan to expand Philadelphia International Airport without displacing neighboring residents. Regional leaders on Monday announced a resolution to a years-long dispute that ...