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East Coast fishing communities get disaster aid

2-26-14
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — East Coast states are getting nearly $36 million in disaster relief funding for communities that have suffered severe economic losses due to declining fish populations. The funding is part of $75 million being sent from the ...

Sheriff’s officer indicted in stolen-car ring case

2-26-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A sheriff's officer in northern New Jersey who allegedly was involved in a stolen-car ring has been indicted on official misconduct charges. Rafael Galan, a 23-year veteran of the Passaic County sheriff's office, also faces ...

Secaucus to get $18K over Super Bowl halftime flap

2-26-14
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of Secaucus says the town will get paid by a company that was to use local facilities for the Super Bowl halftime show preparation but pulled out. Mayor Michael Gonnelli says a representative of Touchdown ...

NJ town tells residents: Shovel or else

2-26-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Couch potatoes, beware: One New Jersey town is making it a costly proposition to leave snow un-shoveled on your sidewalk. Toms River's township council passed an ordinance Tuesday night that sets fines for people who don't ...

Convicted Trenton, NJ, mayor removed from office

2-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's capital city has a new acting mayor to replace the one ousted by a judge 19 days after being convicted of corruption. George Muschal (muh-SHELL) was sworn in Wednesday afternoon in a private ceremony in Trenton's ...
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Christie Unveils State Budget Plan

2-25-14
Gov. Christie has proposed spending $34.4 billion for fiscal year 2015, a 3.5 percent increase over the current year.
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Panelists Discuss the Budget Address

2-25-14
Panelists Brigid Harrison, David Rousseau and Roger Bodman discuss Gov. Chris Christie's budget address.

Authorities settle with NY radiologists for $15.5M

2-25-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State and federal authorities report settling claims against Long Island-based radiologists for $15.5 million for billing Medicaid and Medicare for diagnostic scans investigators say were not ordered by a treating physician, not ...
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New Poll Shows Christie Losing in Approval Rating

2-25-14
The latest Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll indicates a significant drop in the public opinion of Gov. Christie.

NJ judge merges 2 traffic-jam related cases

2-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For an upcoming hearing, a judge has merged the cases of two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie who say they shouldn't be forced to share documents with lawmakers investigating a political payback scandal. State Superior ...