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149 graduate from New Jersey State Police Academy

8-29-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Police has gained 149 new state troopers. The 154th State Police recruit class graduated during ceremonies in Toms River on Friday. The class started with 200 recruits. The State Police say approximately ...

New Jersey set for Labor Day weekend

8-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Nice weather is predicted for the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend in New Jersey as people celebrate the final weekend of the summer tourism season. Gov. Chris Christie on Friday plans to visit Seaside Heights and Point ...

Christie rails against open space ballot measure

8-28-14
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is railing against a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November that would earmark more money for open space preservation. Christie said Thursday it was wrong for Democrats to use constitutional ...

Christie won’t intervene yet in gun charge case

8-28-14
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's going to let the judicial process play itself out before he'll consider intervening in the case of a Pennsylvania woman who faces jail time for carrying a concealed weapon in New Jersey. ...

Christie: No point visiting border on Mexico trip

8-28-14
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says there's no point in him making a trip to the border while he's in Mexico next week, despite criticizing the president for not doing the same. The Republican governor had hit President Barack Obama ...
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Christie Announces Sea Wall Rebuild, Answers Questions in Sea Bright

8-28-14
Gov. Christie was in Sea Bright to announce an $8 million project to rebuild a section of sea wall, but also discussed red light cameras and Newark schools.

Revel closing, but property fight goes on

8-28-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A casino piano tuner in Atlantic City is fighting the state's attempt to seize his late parents' house as part of a redevelopment project connected to the closing Revel Hotel Casino. Charlie Birnbaum says the house in the ...

NJ sheriff delays deployment of military vehicles

8-28-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he's ...

NJ gives firm $6M tax credit to move one floor

8-28-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is giving an Atlanta-based company $6 million in tax credits to move its rented office space up one floor in a Jersey City high-rise. Payment processing firm First Data has offices in New York and recently rented ...

NJ lawmakers seek phone records in bridge probe

8-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures have subpoenaed AT&T for phone records of a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie. Lawmakers are requesting a month of data, including text messages, sent ...