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AP: Christie appears to give up on court pick

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to be giving up on getting one of his Supreme Court nominees confirmed, and has instead filed a notice of intent to nominate Robert Hanna as a lower court judge. In an email from the ...

Monmouth beach work starts; dune eyed in Wildwoods

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ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — New beach replenishment work will begin in central Monmouth County on Saturday, while at the other end of the Jersey shore, federal officials contemplate building dunes for the Wildwoods. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

NJ opts not to defend handgun law in suit

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is having a county prosecutor's office rather than the state attorney general defend the state's anti-handgun laws before the state Supreme Court. A spokesman for the Republican governor, ...

NJ government, many schools closed due to snow

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey roads are slow-going as schools and government offices are closed during a winter storm that has brought many areas more than a half-foot of snow along with frigid temperatures. By 6 a.m. Friday, snow totaled 10 ...
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Menendez Pushes for Flood Insurance Affordability Act

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Sen. Robert Menendez was in Brick to call on Congress to pass the Homeowner's Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would ensure people can afford flood insurance and stay in their homes.
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Asm. Wisniewski: GWB Lane Closures Originated Outside Port Authority

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Assemblyman John Wisniewski has reviewed documents and says that the initiation of the George Washington Bridge lane closures came from outside the Port Authority.

Feds OK steel sea wall for Mantoloking, Brick

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MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has signed off on a plan to build a protective steel sea wall in two of the Jersey shore communities hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. Bids are being sought as of Thursday on the $36 million project ...

Menendez pushes delay to flood insurance hikes

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BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Some Jersey shore homeowners say they fear no longer being able to afford their homes as drastic flood insurance premium increases required by current law kick in. At a public hearing Thursday in Brick Township, which ...

Legislator: NJ lane closures not traffic-related

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FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey assemblyman who is holding hearings on whether lane closures on ramps to the George Washington Bridge last year were an act of political retribution says he has reviewed 900 pages of subpoenaed documents and ...

NJ delays changes to home health care payments

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A revamp of programs to make it easier for elderly New Jersey residents to get help paying for home health care has been delayed until summer. The state had hoped to start a consolidation of Medicaid programs to pay for home ...