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NJ report says towns paid execs excessively

4-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new report has found that nearly a dozen local governments awarded overtime or comp time to their executives in violation of state law. New Jersey's Office of the State Comptroller released its report Wednesday. It ...

NJ bill would protect speed trap alert

4-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists in New Jersey who flash their headlights to warn others about speed traps might be better shielded from getting a ticket. Assemblyman Ronald Dancer has introduced a bill that clarifies that motorists can flash their ...
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Bridge Investigation Hearing Gets Heated

4-8-14
Democratic Co-Chair of the investigative committee John Wisniewski accused Republican Amy Handlin of "showboating" during her opening remarks.
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Lawmakers Consider Ending Payouts for Unused Sick, Vacation Time

4-8-14
Officials are considering a bill that would end the practice of paying public employees for unused sick and vacation time upon their retirement.
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Belmar Works to Update Redevelopment Plan

4-8-14
Belmar residents and business owners make up the new Redevelopment Advisory Committee to update the municipality.
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Asm. Burzichelli: Sandy Relief Process Isn’t Moving Fast Enough

4-8-14
Assemblyman John Burzichelli says he is concerned that the Sandy relief process is not moving as fast as it should be.
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Newark Mayoral Candidate Baraka Feels Positive Heading into Election

4-8-14
Newark Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka says that he feels positive heading into the mayoral election and tries not to pay attention to polls, even if they put him ahead.

Firm appeals denial of wind farm off Atlantic City

4-8-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey company is appealing the state's rejection of its plan to build a wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City. Fishermen's Energy filed an appeal Monday with the state Board of Public Utilities, saying the ...

NJ Transit to conduct top-to-bottom safety review

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is taking a hard look at safety, in the wake of the recent crash of a commuter train in New York City. The agency on Tuesday approved spending just under a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to ...
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Officials Tout New Newark School But Some Still Critical of Leadership

4-7-14
While officials say the Newark school district is moving forward, some are still wary of Superintendent Cami Anderson and the way she leads.