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Indictment: Man called in false bomb threats

7-19-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of making false threats about bombs at the Union County courthouse complex earlier this year has been indicted on two counts of creating a false public alarm. County prosecutors say 29-year-old David Daniels of ...

Protest planned at Christie GOP fundraiser

7-19-14
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Gun control advocates say they plan to hold a peaceful demonstration outside a Connecticut Republican Party fundraising event featuring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The groups are upset with Christie's recent veto of ...

Lawmaker who faced DUI wants police car cameras

7-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For one New Jersey lawmaker, a bill requiring mounted video cameras in new police cars is personal. Democratic Assemblyman Paul Moriarty was arrested for drunken driving two years ago, but video from a camera mounted on a ...

Johnson calls Christie ‘a buddy’ despite video

7-19-14
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he considers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "a buddy" despite making Christie take down an online video that featured the Hollywood star. The former pro wrestler known as "The Rock" said that after viewing the ...
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Bayonne Residents Complain About Bridge Project

7-18-14
Those living near the Bayonne Bridge say construction has caused cracks in sidewalks and stairs, dust and noise.
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Political Roundtable: July 18, 2014

7-18-14
Republican Strategist Chris Russell and Democratic Strategist Vin Gopal discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams.
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Rep. Pallone: BPU Should Look at Offshore Wind Farms Over Long Term

7-18-14
Congressman Frank Pallone says that the Board of Public Utilities needs to look at the offshore wind farm proposals over the long term because he thinks that eventually when they become more common, the costs will decrease.

New Jersey’s state economist leaving in August

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's chief economist is leaving his job next month to take a position as a resident scholar at Ramapo College. The state treasurer's office says Charles Steindel told other officials in April that he would be leaving ...

Battleship New Jersey to get $1.6M in upgrades

7-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Battleship New Jersey is in line for some upgrades aimed at keeping it afloat financially as a museum. The group that runs the ship on the Camden waterfront is planning $1.6 million in work and hopes to get a bond guarantee ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 18, 2014

7-18-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.