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Bridge Investigation Hearing Gets Heated

4-8-14
Democratic Co-Chair of the investigative committee John Wisniewski accused Republican Amy Handlin of "showboating" during her opening remarks.
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Lawmakers Consider Ending Payouts for Unused Sick, Vacation Time

4-8-14
Officials are considering a bill that would end the practice of paying public employees for unused sick and vacation time upon their retirement.
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Belmar Works to Update Redevelopment Plan

4-8-14
Belmar residents and business owners make up the new Redevelopment Advisory Committee to update the municipality.
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Asm. Burzichelli: Sandy Relief Process Isn’t Moving Fast Enough

4-8-14
Assemblyman John Burzichelli says he is concerned that the Sandy relief process is not moving as fast as it should be.
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Newark Mayoral Candidate Baraka Feels Positive Heading into Election

4-8-14
Newark Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka says that he feels positive heading into the mayoral election and tries not to pay attention to polls, even if they put him ahead.

Firm appeals denial of wind farm off Atlantic City

4-8-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey company is appealing the state's rejection of its plan to build a wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City. Fishermen's Energy filed an appeal Monday with the state Board of Public Utilities, saying the ...

NJ Transit to conduct top-to-bottom safety review

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is taking a hard look at safety, in the wake of the recent crash of a commuter train in New York City. The agency on Tuesday approved spending just under a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to ...
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Officials Tout New Newark School But Some Still Critical of Leadership

4-7-14
While officials say the Newark school district is moving forward, some are still wary of Superintendent Cami Anderson and the way she leads.
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Residents Concerned Bayonne Bridge Project Could Cause Problems

4-7-14
The Port Authority's project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is causing noise, dust and vibrations that have nearby residents worried.
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‘Govs. of NJ’ Editor: Byrne, Christie Have Been Strong Leaders

4-7-14
"The Governors of New Jersey" editor Michael Birkner says that New Jersey has seen its share of weak and strong governors, but he sees Brendan Byrne and Chris Christie as being strong.