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10 NJ Transit workers disciplined over vehicle use

5-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has disciplined ten employees after it installed GPS tracking in its vehicles to eliminate fraud and abuse. Three of the employees were fired and one was suspended for 30 days. NJ Transit outfitted 480 ...
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Watch GWB Committee Hearing Testimony from Christina Renna

5-6-14
The special committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures held a hearing Tuesday in Trenton where they heard testimony from Christina Renna.

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 ...