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Firm appeals denial of wind farm off Atlantic City

4-8-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey company is appealing the state's rejection of its plan to build a wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City. Fishermen's Energy filed an appeal Monday with the state Board of Public Utilities, saying the ...

NJ Transit to conduct top-to-bottom safety review

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is taking a hard look at safety, in the wake of the recent crash of a commuter train in New York City. The agency on Tuesday approved spending just under a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to ...
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Officials Tout New Newark School But Some Still Critical of Leadership

4-7-14
While officials say the Newark school district is moving forward, some are still wary of Superintendent Cami Anderson and the way she leads.
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Residents Concerned Bayonne Bridge Project Could Cause Problems

4-7-14
The Port Authority's project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is causing noise, dust and vibrations that have nearby residents worried.
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‘Govs. of NJ’ Editor: Byrne, Christie Have Been Strong Leaders

4-7-14
"The Governors of New Jersey" editor Michael Birkner says that New Jersey has seen its share of weak and strong governors, but he sees Brendan Byrne and Chris Christie as being strong.

Top NJ Dem walks back comments on traffic panel

4-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The head of the New Jersey Senate, who on Monday called for a legislative investigation into politically motivated traffic jams to end if a judge rules against the panel, now says the committee has not run its course. Senate ...

NJ Dems: Info lagging on Sandy recovery contracts

4-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of the Assembly budget committee says the Legislature has been in the dark for too long regarding contractors hired in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Assemblyman Gary Schaer says his faith in Gov. Chris ...

Wildwood gets a new logo

4-7-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Wildwood has replaced the "W'' tree with the "Wildwood Wave" in the southern New Jersey town's new logo. The tree represented holly trees with branches shaped like the letter W that once grew along Five Mile Beach. They were ...

Christie spokesman leaves for Brown campaign

4-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie has left to work for a U.S. Senate campaign in New Hampshire. Colin Reed worked in Christie's communications office for about a year. The Record (http://bit.ly/1spdIdY) reports Reed ...

NJ shore town in bid to leave school district

4-6-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A battle over a school district involving one of New Jersey's most famous shore communities could be decided by voters. Cape May is seeking to leave the school district it shares with Lower Township and West Cape May. Cape ...