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New Jersey police chief to earn $300K plus

5-6-14
NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A police chief in northern New Jersey stands to earn more than $300,000 this year. New Milford Police Chief Frank Papapietro's new contract includes nearly $110,000 in one-time payouts for vacation and accumulated sick ...
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Former PA Chairman Samson Pleads Fifth

5-5-14
David Samson says he will not answer questions of the special committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, asserting his Fifth Amendment rights.
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Mayoral Candidates in Paterson Gear Up For Election Day Despite Voter Apathy

5-5-14
There is a crowded field in the Paterson mayoral race with eight candidates vying for the seat to lead the city.
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Newark Mayoral Candidate Jeffries: Tough Leader’s Needed

5-5-14
Newark Mayoral Candidate Shavar Jeffries says a tough leader with experience and a great track record is needed to help move the city forward.
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Brick Residents Say Parkway Project Has Brought Deafening Noise, More Fumes

5-5-14
After the New Jersey Turnpike Authority cut down trees to widen the Garden State Parkway, Brick residents say their quality of life has decreased dramatically.

Jeffries gets celeb backing in Newark mayor race

5-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Shavar (shah-VAHR') Jeffries has snagged a celebrity endorsement in his bid to become Newark's next mayor. Actress Eva Longoria came to Newark's largest city Monday to express her support for Jeffries, the former assistant ...

Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

5-5-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place. Some report that students are excited about a variety of healthier options and have barely noticed the changes. Others say some kids ...

New Jersey committee advances ammo magazine bill

5-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative panel has advanced a bill to ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The 3-2 vote by the state Senate's Law and Public Safety Committee came Monday after several opponents of the bill ...

NJ governor to raise money for Maine GOP, LePage

5-5-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Trailing in fundraising, Maine Gov. Paul LePage hopes a visit by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this week will raise campaign cash — and rally his conservative base. LePage's campaign says fundraising has been hampered by ...

Sandy-damaged town halls: fix or rebuild?

5-5-14
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Officials in New Jersey towns hit hard by Superstorm Sandy are facing many of the same questions their residents are grappling with when it comes to municipal buildings damaged in the storm. Can the town halls be fixed, or ...