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Sen. Menendez wants federal probe of Cuba role

7-8-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have prompted a federal probe of the New Jersey Democrat. Those charges include so far ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 8, 2014

7-8-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie’s Sandy recovery chief resigning

7-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's aide in charge of the state's Superstorm Sandy recovery is leaving the job for family reasons. Christie's office announced Tuesday that Terrence Brody is replacing Marc Ferzan as the executive director of ...

New Jersey appealing order on ocean sound blasting

7-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration says it will appeal a judge's ruling that allowed scientists to go ahead with blasting sound waves in the ocean for research. The state government says the research could harm ...

Lautenberg’s widow to raise cash for Booker

7-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The wife of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey will raise money for his successor even though she initially campaigned against him. The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1qR72q3 ) reports Bonnie Englebardt ...

Booker, Paul teaming up to scrub criminal records

7-8-14
KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul are teaming up on a bill aimed at helping low-level offenders wipe their criminal records clean. The Democrat and Republican odd couple introduced legislation ...
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Christie Answers Questions from the Press

7-7-14
Gov. Christie discussed his possible presidential run, his gun bill veto, the Essex County judge impasse and the Port Authority during an event in Keansburg.
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14th Street Viaduct Opens for Traffic

7-7-14
Replacing a 100-year-old span, the 14th Street Viaduct connects Union City and Jersey City Heights to Hoboken, Weehawken and the Lincoln Tunnel.
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Some Lawmakers Push for Casino Gaming Expansion

7-7-14
Sen. Ray Lesniak and and Assemblyman Ralph Caputo are working to get a referendum on the ballot for voters to decide if casino gambling will be allowed outside Atlantic City.

Christie defends gun ammo veto

7-7-14
KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is defending his decision to veto legislation that would have reduced the legal limits on gun ammunition magazines. Christie said Monday that his potential national ambitions did not influence his ...