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NJ holding 3 hearings on Sandy aid spending plans

2-8-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents will be able to comment at three public hearings next week on the state's plans to spend more than $1.4 billion in Superstorm Sandy recovery aid. The state is holding hearings Tuesday at Stockton ...

Former NJ mayor indicted for fraud, obstruction

2-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former central New Jersey mayor has been indicted on charges he falsified tax returns related to the purchase of a farm property. Andrew Lucas is scheduled to appear in federal court in Trenton Friday. The 36-year-old ...

Wildwood accepts bid for beach bar

2-7-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Wildwood is hoping to find some tax relief from a beach bar. The Jersey shore town has accepted a bid from a group of Philadelphia-area club and restaurant owners to operate the bar starting this summer. The group must first ...

Casinos in Camden, Newark? NJ pol says maybe

2-7-14
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Politicians in northern New Jersey have long pushed for a casino at the Meadowlands race track in East Rutherford. But New Jersey's senate president says if gambling is ever expanded beyond Atlantic City, the Meadowlands ...

NJ lawmakers call for details on price of ink

2-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative panel has advanced a bill that might help people seeing red over the price of ink. The bill would require sellers of printers to display the average per-page cost of printing and ink-sellers to say how ...

NJ assembly speaker open to higher taxes

2-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jerseyans might face higher taxes on the road and fees at home as the state looks for ways to raise revenue. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1o07Jdr ) the Legislature should ...

Former NJ nonprofit director charged with theft

2-6-14
EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern New Jersey say the former executive director of a nonprofit has been charged with embezzling funds. The Essex County prosecutor's office announced Thursday that 64-year-old Lancie Marchan was ...

FEMA: No reimbursement for ransacked store

2-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials will not pay a New Jersey town that reimbursed an Army Navy store $185,000 after volunteer firefighters took goods in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. FEMA has told New Jersey ...

New Jersey company plans Iowa wind farm project

2-6-14
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A New Jersey company has announced plans to invest $42 million in a west-central Iowa wind farm. The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/1ncROoN ) the project will go up in Carroll County and have a capacity of 20 ...

Conn. utility crews aid NY, NJ, Pa. restore power

2-6-14
BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — Workers at Connecticut's largest utility are headed to New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania to help restore power knocked out by the latest winter storm. Connecticut Light & Power crews are set to leave early Thursday ...