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Wildwood beach taxi shuttles visitors

7-3-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey town has started a beach taxi for visitors who don't want to walk the sand to the surf. Wildwood's beach is estimated to be as wide as 2,000 feet in spots. All-terrain vehicles carry adult visitors and ...

NJ Senate president open to north Jersey casinos

7-3-14
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is open to the idea of expanding casino gambling to north Jersey. Sweeney told The Record newspaper's (http://bit.ly/TEStHo ) editorial board on Wednesday that he's had private ...

NTSB stands by cause of TWA flight 800 explosion

7-2-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800. The board said Wednesday that a team of investigators not part of the ...

Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

7-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a gun control bill that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The Republican governor on Wednesday returned a bill to lawmakers that would have reduced the legal ...
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Senate President Sweeney Criticizes Christie’s Budget Actions

7-2-14
Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke out against Gov. Christie's decision of line item vetoes on the state budget.
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Legislators Unhappy with Christie’s Decision to Withdraw Essex County Judge Nominations

7-2-14
Gov. Christie withdrew his nomination of eight judges to the Essex County courts, unraveling a deal with legislators that had been more than two years in the making.
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Undocumented Students Want Chance at College Financial Aid

7-2-14
Tuition equality activists, known as DREAMers, are upset that Gov. Christie line item vetoed part of the state budget that would have granted financial aid to undocumented students.
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Sen. Menendez: Giving DREAMers Assistance to Contribute is Important

7-2-14
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez says that DREAMers, young undocumented students, in New Jersey deserve to have the chance at financial aid for their college education.

Lawmakers delay hearing in Christie bridge probe

7-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal have pushed back their next scheduled hearing featuring one of Gov. Chris Christie's top aides. Officials say Regina Egea's (eh'-JEE-ah) testimony has been rescheduled ...

Kiosks arrive at Newark airport to speed customs

7-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Liberty Airport has become the latest to debut electronic passport kiosks for international passengers, a technology said to trim lines at Customs by up to 45 percent. The kiosks were officially unveiled at the airport ...