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Bill Would Offer Incentives for People to Live Where They Work

9-22-14
Officials are considering a bill that would encourage police officers, firefighters, teachers and sanitation workers to live where they work by giving them a $10,000 interest-free loan to buy a house.
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Group Tries to Save T. Thomas Fortune Home from Demolition

9-22-14
A group of preservationists are working to keep the home of Timothy Thomas Fortune, a slave who became a journalist, civil rights activist and first African-American newspaper publisher. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Poll: Christie not alone in Springsteen fandom

9-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's no secret Gov. Chris Christie is a Bruce Springsteen mega-fan, and New Jersey residents don't seem to mind the obsession. That's according to a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll that was issued Monday in ...

New Jersey Senate approves Port Authority changes

9-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has passed a bill designed to improve transparency and accountability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The bill grew out of reaction to issues exposed by lane closings near the George ...

New Jersey looks to give military a tax delay

9-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Deployed military members from New Jersey could soon be able to defer one big expense. A state Assembly committee on Monday advanced a bill that would allow those on deployment to delay paying property taxes until 90 days after ...

Bank teller admits role in tax check fraud scheme

9-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey woman has admitted her role in defrauding the federal Treasury Department out of more than $900,000 in income tax return checks. Rosanna Rodriguez, of Middlesex, pleaded guilty Monday to ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 22, 2014

9-22-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Engineers call for national approach to flooding

9-22-14
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks. In a report released Monday during a workshop in Philadelphia, the American Society of Civil Engineers says that politicians have not fully ...

New Jersey looks at raising judges’ retirement age

9-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey judges would be allowed to work longer under a measure advanced by lawmakers. The state Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to increase the judicial ...

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

9-22-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor says that investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the White House intruder case, along with a machete and two hatchets. In a federal court proceeding, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Mudd said ...