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New Jersey affordable housing panel told to meet

3-7-14
A New Jersey court has denied the state government's attempt to delay an order forcing the state Council on Affordable Housing to meet and adopt rules dictating how many homes each town must allocate for lower-income residents. The initial ruling was ...

NJ’s Christie raises money with Georgia Gov. Deal

3-7-14
ATLANTA (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Georgia to raise money for Gov. Nathan Deal's re-election. Despite political troubles over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, the Republican Governors Association chairman continues ...

NJ panel: Christie aide should turn over papers

3-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for a New Jersey legislative panel investigating a political payback scandal involving Gov. Chris Christie's office says the governor's two-time campaign manager should not be allowed to use a blanket objection to avoid ...

US says New Jersey acted properly in Sandy cleanup

3-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal audit finds New Jersey did nothing wrong when it used a no-bid contract to hire a firm to clean up debris left behind by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. But the U.S. Homeland Security Department says that towns that ...

Army Corps releases Passaic River flood plans

3-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Department officials have announced three options to help communities along New Jersey's Passaic River Basin deal with flooding. But it will take time and money before ...

Little Silver cop sentenced for misconduct

3-6-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in Little Silver has been sentenced to five years in prison after his conviction on official misconduct and assault charges in the beating of a man. Forty-year-old Steven Solari was sentenced Thursday in ...
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Linden Residents Express Frustration with Sandy Recovery Process

3-6-14
Senate President Sweeney and other legislators heard from Linden residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Sweeney says the "Sandy Bill of Rights" will address their issues.
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Currie Says Christie Should Work on Problems in NJ

3-6-14
State Democratic Chair John Currie says that Gov. Chris Christie should stay in New Jersey to handle the state's issues instead of traveling out of state.

NJ senators ask for FEMA extension

3-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are requesting a six-month extension of federal temporary housing assistance for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Democratic senators from New Jersey have sent a letter to President ...

Christie attacks media in return to national stage

3-6-14
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is attacking the media as he returns to the national stage for the first time since a political retribution scandal erupted in his home state. The Republican governor faced conservative ...