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Understanding the battle over Civil Service rules

5-26-14
New rules set to go into effect next week in New Jersey would allow managers to promote state workers without relying on results of Civil Service exams. Democratic lawmakers are threatening legal action to thwart the regulations, saying they undo ...

New Jersey-to-Philly commuters face rough summer

5-25-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Commuters between southern New Jersey and Philadelphia are in for a rough summer. Starting June 3, one of the two sets of PATCO train tracks over the Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed for two months to be replaced. When that is ...

Dispute clouds future of Jersey City movie palace

5-24-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A majestic movie palace that dates back to the Great Depression is being viewed as a possible key to Jersey City's future. The Loew's Jersey Theatre has sat in the middle of Journal Square since 1929. It was boarded up in ...

AAA Mid-Atlantic: NJ gas prices still falling

5-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists continue to see lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state on Friday was $3.49, down a penny from last week. But that's still higher ...
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Governor Kicks Off Summer Tourist Season, Brushing Aside Tough Week

5-23-14
Gov. Christie visited areas of the Jersey Shore to kick off Memorial Day weekend and encourage people to come to the area.
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Seaside Gets Ready for Summer Season

5-23-14
While officials say the Seaside boardwalk, destroyed by fire in September, won't be ready for Memorial Day weekend, there will be activities set up in a parking lot for people to enjoy. The boardwalk should be rebuilt by late June.
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Steel Companies Hurting as Overseas Products Used More Often

5-23-14
Steel from overseas is less expensive than product produced in the U.S., so structures like the Bayonne Bridge are using steel from places like China and Italy.

Official: $2.5B more in Sandy aid headed to NY, NJ

5-23-14
A government official says a plan is in place for disbursing $2.5 billion in additional federal aid to New Jersey, New York City and New York state for Superstorm Sandy recovery. The third round of funding will bring the total amount headed to the ...

Slight increase in holiday traffic expected in NJ

5-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is hoping winter-weary visitors are ready for some surf and sand as the Memorial Day holiday launches the summer tourism season. Forecasters are predicting a somewhat wet start to the Memorial Day holiday weekend ...
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Budget Committee Chairman Questions Legality of Scaling Back Pension Payments

5-22-14
Sen. Paul Sarlo asked State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff if cutting back on the state's pension payments, as Gov. Christie has proposed, is legal.