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NJ getting road salt shipment, but need is dire

2-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting more road salt, but state officials say the need is dire. Numerous snowstorms have depleted salt reserves. The Department of Transportation says New Jersey has used more than 100,000 tons more than it did ...

Fort Lee mayor rebuffs Christie lawyer’s request

2-18-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of the New Jersey town where allies of Gov. Chris Christie created traffic jams last fall has refused a request to be interviewed by a lawyer representing the governor. Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich also was asked to ...

Christie delays town hall visit on storm aid plan

2-18-14
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has postponed a visit to Monmouth County where he planned to have his first town hall since scandal engulfed his administration. Tuesday's meeting will be rescheduled to later this week because of the ...
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Role of Port Authority Police in GWB Lane Closures Probed

2-17-14
The role of a Port Authority Police officer in the GWB lane closures has called for a new investigation by Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye.
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Contractor Phased Out of RREM Program to Rebuild for Sandy Victims

2-17-14
The contractor that was contracted by the state to assist sandy aid applicants in the construction process, is being phased out of the RREM program.
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Donald Norcross Announces His Candidacy For Congress

2-17-14
Donald Norcross announces his candidacy for congress in the first congressional district.
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Carroll Says That New GWB Revelations Are Coincidence

2-17-14
Asm. Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25) says that the new GWB lane closure revelations are coincidence.
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Dressel: All Municipalities Impacted by Unprecedented State Wide Emergencies

2-17-14
The New Jersey League of Municipalities Executive Director Bill Dressel said all 565 municipalities are impacted by the unprecedented five state wide emergencies declared by Governor Chris Christie since Jan. 2.

Hundreds attend funeral for north NJ mayor

2-17-14
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime northern New Jersey mayor who died after collapsing in his town hall office has been laid to rest. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/NZv01T) reports that hundreds of mourners gathered Monday for the funeral of ...

Reporting based on NSA leaks wins Polk Award

2-16-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Four journalists who reported on the extent of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden are among the winners of the 65th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. Glenn ...