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Christie to speak at Rowan graduation

4-10-14
GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address to Rowan University graduates next month. The university will also bestow honorary degrees to Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and state Sen. Donald Norcross. ...
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Judge Tosses Out Subpoenas in GWB Investigation

4-9-14
In the George Washington Bridge lane closure investigation, a judge tossed out the subpoenas against Bridget Kelly and Bill Stepien, ruling against the select oversight committee that issued them.
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Christie Promotes Arbitration Cap at 118th Town Hall

4-9-14
Gov. Christie held his 118th town hall in Fairfield where he promoted the extension of the 2 percent arbitration cap, which he says has eased the burden on taxpayers.
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Sandy Victims Say They Need FEMA to Extend Insurance Deadline

4-9-14
New Jerseyans who fell victim to Hurricane Sandy say they need an extension to fill out the overwhelming paperwork after getting less than expected from insurance companies.
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Lawmakers Consider Smoking Ban for Beaches, Boardwalks

4-9-14
The Assembly has passed a bill banning smoking on all New Jersey beaches, boardwalks and state parks. The Senate will take up the measure next.

New Jersey’s bond rating lowered by S&P

4-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bond rating agency has lowered New Jersey's bond rating, meaning it could cost the state more to borrow money. Standard & Poor's announced its action Wednesday, saying the state still has a structural deficit even as the ...
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Newark Mayoral Candidate Jeffries: Supporters Have Been Threatened

4-9-14
Newark Mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries says that there have been a series of events surrounding the campaigns where people have been threatened.
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Acting Trenton Mayor: Tony Mack Administration Was Corrupt

4-9-14
Trenton Acting Mayor George Muschal says that the Tony Mack administration was corrupt and he hopes further changes are made in the city's government.

Christie willing to consider medical pot changes

4-9-14
FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's willing to consider new measures to make sure the right form of medical marijuana is made available to children who could benefit from it. He spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall ...

Former Plainfield cop sentenced for misconduct

4-9-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former Plainfield police sergeant has been sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of falsely accusing a woman of crimes and threatening her with jail unless she performed a sexual act. The Union ...