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Glance: New Jersey’s 2 statewide ballot questions

New Jersey voters will see two statewide ballot questions when they cast their votes in the Nov. 4 election. This is what the questions will look like on the ballot: BALLOT QUESTION 1: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW A COURT TO ORDER PRETRIAL ...

Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation. The New Jersey Department of Health says the woman remains ...

Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office ...

3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. Officials in all three states say any person traveling from the three hard-hit West ...

2 charged in conspiracy to set Baraka bus ablaze

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two men who worked for a Newark mayoral candidate have been charged with conspiring to set Mayor Ras Baraka's campaign bus on fire in February. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said Friday that a ...

Man who was part of cybercrime ring gets prison

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his part in an international cybercrime ring that targeted more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service. Robert Dubuc was ...

New Jersey Senate candidates spar in debate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's U.S. Senate candidates are heading into the last week of the fall campaign defending sharply different positions. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Republican challenger Jeff Bell sparred Friday during a League of ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 24, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

MacArthur’s own money has him in funding lead

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Tom MacArthur is staying ahead in funding in New Jersey's most expensive congressional race thanks to his own money. Reports filed Thursday show he put in another $1 million of his own money earlier this month, ...

Group runs ads urging ‘no’ vote on open space

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A conservative group is launching a campaign urging New Jersey voters to reject a ballot measure that would set aside money for open space preservation. The campaign by Americans for Prosperity was first reported by NJ.com ...