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Retired NJ State Police commander sentenced

3-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State Police troop commander has been sentenced to two years probation after admitting he stole from a charitable fund that assists state troopers and their families. The attorney general's office says a condition ...

New Jersey demolishes 1st home under Sandy buyout

3-14-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has demolished the first flood-damaged home under a Superstorm Sandy buyout program. The home on Weber Avenue in Sayreville is among four demolitions scheduled this week in the Middlesex County town. The family ...

2 women lead Newark Police Department

3-14-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Women are leading the police department in New Jersey's largest city for the first time in the department's 125-year history. Sheilah Coley was confirmed as Newark's police director while Ivonne Roman was promoted to the city's ...
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Hecklers Dog Christie at Town Hall But Audience Comes to His Defense

3-13-14
Gov. Christie held a town hall meeting in Mount Laurel where security was tight and hecklers were escorted out.
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Sandy Victims Get Temporary Housing Extension, But Still Face Uncertainty

3-13-14
FEMA has granted a four-month extension to its temporary housing aid, but families living at Fort Monmouth are still worried about their next move.
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Tesla Won’t Be Able to Sell Electric Cars in NJ Come April 1

3-13-14
The Motor Vehicle Commission passed new regulations prohibiting manufacturers from directly selling cars to customers. That means Tesla Motors won't be able to sell electric cars in the Garden State.
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REACT Founder: NJDEP Did Not Consider Well Water in Landfill Proposal

3-13-14
Roxbury Environmental Action Coalition Founding Member Shannon Caccavella says the NJDEP did not take into consideration groundwater in its proposal for the Fenimore Landfill.

New Jersey ex-governor Corzine’s son dies at 31

3-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's (KOHR'-zynz) son has died. Corzine spokesman Steven Goldberg says 31-year-old Jeffrey Corzine had suffered from severe depression for years and killed himself Tuesday. Goldberg says he'd been ...

NJ lawmaker facing charges sees assets auctioned

3-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Commercial assets belonging to a New Jersey lawmaker who is facing fraud charges have been auctioned off. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1fukW6v ) six Bergen County commercial properties once owned by Robert Schroeder have ...

NJ charges 4 with false Sandy aid applications

3-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities have charged four homeowners with trying to get post-Superstorm Sandy aid they were not entitled to by claiming that vacation homes were their primary residences. The four received benefits ranging from ...