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Arraignment postponed for Paterson councilman

5-9-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has delayed arraignment for a Paterson mayoral candidate and his wife. Councilman Rigo Rodriguez and his wife were due in court Thursday to be arraigned on charges they submitted ballots as votes for people who didn't ...

NJ congressmen raise Sandy concerns with HUD chief

5-9-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of New Jersey's congressional delegation have raised concerns about delays in helping homeowners recover from Superstorm Sandy. The lawmakers met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in Washington on ...

Bill banning smoking at colleges advances in NJ

5-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make New Jersey the latest state to ban smoking everywhere on college campuses. The bill would amend the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act to prohibit smoking in and ...
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Christie Applauds Prisoner Reentry Program

5-8-14
Gov. Christie met with inmates and teachers who have participated in NJ STEP, which stands for Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons.
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Vying to Succeed Mack in Trenton, Candidates Attempt to Taint Opponents

5-8-14
The mayoral race in Trenton is nearing its end with six candidates hoping to take over for Tony Mack, who was convicted on corruption charges.
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Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City Closes

5-8-14
Because of a lack of funding, the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City has been forced to close. Officials hope community support will help reopen the facility.
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ACLU-NJ Sues Christie Administration for Withholding Information

5-8-14
ACLU-NJ Cooperating Attorney Bruce Rosen says he believes the governor's office told executives not to reveal what documents were requested in denied Open Public Records Act requests.

Lawmakers upset about Super Bowl sales tax deal

5-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state senators are bristling upon getting confirmation that the state government reimbursed the NFL because the league refuses to pay sales taxes on Super Bowl tickets and parking. State Sen. Anthony Bucco says the ...

Employees of NJ university victims of ID fraud

5-8-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of employees at a New Jersey university say their identities were stolen by someone who filed federal tax returns in their names. Union leaders at New Jersey City University tell The Jersey Journal ...

New Jersey lawmakers move bill on campus assaults

5-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee has advanced a bill that would make colleges pay $50,000 fines if they fail to report student-on-student sexual assault allegations. Reporting is already required. But the bill's sponsor, ...