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NJ mayors in charity Internet poker tourney

5-16-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mayors from around New Jersey will come to Atlantic City next week to do what some people say politicians love to do best: play with someone else's money. The mayors will face off next Thursday in an online poker ...

Longport water tower has its smile back

5-16-14
LONGPORT, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey shore town's water tower is smiling again. Workers have finished painting a smiley face on the landmark 125-foot tower in Longport, nearly two years after it vanished in a contract dispute. Mayor Nick Russo tells ...

Christie tells Rowan grads hard work is key

5-16-14
GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says that willingness to work hard is the key to a successful life. The governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate gave the commencement speech Friday at southern New Jersey's Rowan ...

Christie to campaign in NM for Gov. Martinez

5-16-14
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in New Mexico later this month to campaign for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez as she runs for re-election. Martinez campaign officials announced that Christie would be visiting Carlsbad ...
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Tony Mack Sentenced as Two Mayoral Candidates Prepare for Runoff in Trenton

5-15-14
Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was sentenced to almost five years in prison for corruption. Now Eric Jackson and Paul Perez prepare for a runoff election June 10 to take the leadership role.
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Camden School District Faces Layoffs Because of $47 Million Deficit

5-15-14
Camden High School students staged a second walkout to protest a plan that would take some of their favorite teachers.
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Pallone Encourages Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

5-15-14
Congressman Frank Pallone was at a CVS in Hazlet to call on other pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products as CVS has promised.
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Fishermen’s Energy COO: Off-Shore Wind Farm Project Will Go to Court

5-15-14
Fisherman's Energy COO and General Counsel Paul Gallagher says that the company is going to have the matter of its off-shore wind farm proposal litigated in court.

Land in Barnegat Bay watershed bought, preserved

5-15-14
JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Government officials and a conservation group are buying nearly 300 acres of land in the fragile Barnegat Bay watershed in Jackson Township. The 293-acre tract is being bought for $4.5 million from the developer Hovbilt, Inc. ...

Hearing postponed on NJ bail reform bill

5-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A hearing on legislation reforming New Jersey's bail laws has been postponed. The hearing had been scheduled for Thursday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. One reform being considered would provide a non-monetary ...