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FEMA will let group seek funds for boardwalk work

1-25-14
OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (AP) — After twice rejecting the request, federal officials now say a central New Jersey community group can seek $1 million in federal aid for repairing a boardwalk that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Officials tell the Asbury ...

Sandy aid to Hoboken on par with other NJ towns

1-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey city whose Democratic mayor alleged that GOP Gov. Chris Christie's administration threatened to hold up Superstorm Sandy aid if she wouldn't support a development project doesn't appear to have been slighted by the ...

NJ pols say Super Bowl program ignores host state

1-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Football fans who think they're coming to New York City for the Feb. 2 Super Bowl are in for a surprise. The game is being played in New Jersey. Some angry New Jersey politicians say you'd never know it, judging by the ...

Calif. high court asked about high-speed rail case

1-24-14
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is petitioning the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state's high-speed rail project, one of the nation's most expensive public ...

TSA stopped record number of guns in ’13

1-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials say screeners at U.S. airports detected a record number of weapons in 2013. The Transportation Security Administration said Friday its employees found 1,813 firearms last year, an increase of more than 250 ...
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Menendez Denies Helping Men in Exchange for Campaign Contributions

1-24-14
Sen. Bob Menendez calls allegations that he improperly helped two wealthy bankers avoid extradition to their native Ecuador "ridiculous."
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Asm. Bramnick: GOP Doesn’t Want to Block GWB Investigation

1-24-14
Asm. Jon Bramnick says the Republicans support the GWB investigation and want to be included in the process.

Dems blast NJ’s silence on firing Sandy contractor

1-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey Democrats are criticizing Gov. Chris Christie's administration for not disclosing for more than a month that it had canceled a contract with a firm hired to run some of the state's biggest Superstorm Sandy ...
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Political Roundtable: Jan. 24, 2014

1-24-14
Republican Strategist Chris Russell and Democratic Strategist Jamel Holley discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Ex-NY/NJ port exec to pay own bills in bridge flap

1-24-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it won't pay the legal bills of a former executive accused of restricting access to the George Washington Bridge as political payback. Traffic lane closures created days of gridlock ...