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Newark Liberty train service to be suspended

4-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The train line connecting Amtrak and New Jersey Transit to Newark Liberty International Airport will be suspended for 2½ months for repairs. AirTrain will be closed starting Thursday. Shuttle buses are to run to the airport ...
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Christie Chooses Democrat to be Next Port Authority Chairman

4-29-14
Gov. Christie has nominated John Degnan, a Democrat, to be the next chairman of the Port Authority.
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Sen. Weinberg Will Have Many Question For PA Nominee Degnan

4-29-14
Sen. Loretta Weinberg says she will have many questions for Gov. Christie's nominee for Port Authority chairman, John Degnan, when he comes before the Senate.
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Toll Collectors Say Privatizing Their Jobs Will Hurt Their Bottom Line

4-29-14
Toll collectors say they work in constant fear that their jobs will be on the chopping block if the Christie administration goes forward with its plan to privatize toll collection.
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Seaside Park Boardwalk Reconstruction at Standstill

4-29-14
Because the Seaside Park boardwalk is privately owned, its reconstruction has been delayed as property owners negotiate.
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Board Investigates NJ Water Quality

4-29-14
A nine-member board appointed by the governor, Senate president and Assembly speaker are looking into water quality in New Jersey.

Christie taps former AG to head Port Authority

4-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has put forth a former state attorney general to be the next chairman of the embattled Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Christie announced on Tuesday that he's recommended John Degnan to replace ...

Court: City’s gun permit applications improper

4-29-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A state appellate court has ruled that Jersey City's gun permit application asks too many questions not permitted by state law. But Mayor Steve Fulop says the city will appeal the decision, which was issued Monday. He also ...

Dem: Budget adjustments could total $800M

4-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of the Senate Budget Committee says New Jersey is facing significant late-year budget cuts because Gov. Chris Christie's administration overestimated how much tax revenue the state would receive. Sen. Paul Sarlo says ...

Turnpike board hears from foes of privatization

4-29-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Some New jersey lawmakers have spoken out against a plan to privatize toll collections on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates both roadways, held its monthly ...