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Ex-sheriff’s officer sentenced in extortion case

5-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Essex County sheriff's officer has been sentenced in an extortion case. Fifty-year-old John Balsamo of West Long Branch received a 15-month sentence Tuesday. He had pleaded guilty to using ...
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Election Results: May 13, 2014

5-13-14
Get election results of highlighted mayoral races.
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‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream

5-13-14
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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Michael Drewniak Testifies About GWB Lane Closures

5-13-14
Christie Spokesman Michael Drewniak testified in front of the select committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures.
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Homes Remain Abandoned After Sandy in Brick Township

5-13-14
Officials estimate 300 homes are uninhabitable and abandoned in Brick Township. They have adopted an ordinance giving them additional tools to deal with the properties.
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Ombudsman Hobbs Begins Duties Next Week

5-13-14
Ombudsman for the governor's office Patrick Hobbs says that he begins his duties soon, but that he has not been following the GWB investigative hearings.

Ex-NJ Transit official admits accepting bribe

5-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former New Jersey Transit supervisor has admitted she agreed to accept an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract. Donna Schiereck pleaded guilty Tuesday and ...

Manchester fires administrator after arrest

5-13-14
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Manchester Township has fired the township administrator after she was arrested on charges of buying drugs in a township-owned vehicle. Elena Zsoldos was suspended without pay on April 29, one day after the ...

Medicaid backlog persists in New Jersey

5-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say 25,000 New Jersey residents are caught in a backlog after more than 140,000 successfully applied for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Another 7,000 residents are still waiting for ID cards. Human Services ...

Christie conditionally vetoes Sandy bill

5-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed a Superstorm Sandy "Bill of Rights" measure that was crafted by Democrats over concerns how the state has distributed aid. The Republican says the bill proposed new ...