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Baraka declares Newark win; Trenton eyes runoff

5-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A runoff election will be needed to determine the next mayor of New Jersey's capital city, where none of the six candidates secured at least 50 percent of the vote. The June 10 contest in Trenton will pit Tuesday night's top two ...

Christie: Nothing new in bridge scandal testimony

5-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says legislators have questioned two of his aides for more than 11 hours without learning anything new about manufactured traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge. Christie told a radio ...
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Officials Question Sandy Aid Distribution

5-12-14
According to some officials, it's taking too long to distribute the $1.8 billion allocated for New Jersey Sandy relief.
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Mayoral Candidates Get Ready for Election Day

5-12-14
Candidates running for mayor in Newark, Paterson and Trenton make a final push before voters head to the polls Tuesday.
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Mount Arlington Mayor: Consolidation Not the Way to Go

5-12-14
Mount Arlington Mayor Art Ondish says that he is opposed to consolidation and that it would cost the municipality more money to merge with Roxbury.

NJ Senate votes to ban fracking waste

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has voted to ban treating or storing waste products created by natural gas drillers. The legislation approved Monday also stops the use of waste water from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for deicing or ...

Ammunition capacity law advances in New Jersey

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill that would outlaw ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The state Senate voted 22-17 on Monday to pass the bill. Another version cleared the Assembly in March. But it will ...

New Jersey awards more grants to elevate homes

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Christie Administration has approved dozens of grants to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms. The 109 Hazard Mitigation Grant program awards were ...

Court: Red Bulls must pay $2.8M in property taxes

5-12-14
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court says the state's Major League Soccer franchise must pay the town of Harrison nearly $3 million in property taxes. The New York Red Bulls have played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison since 2010. During ...

NY sets $350M minimum for Orange County casino

5-12-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York gambling regulators say developers proposing casinos in Orange or Dutchess counties must commit to investing more than $350 million in the project. The state's Gaming Facility Location Board on Monday approved the ...