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NJ court date for Miami cop charged in drug case

4-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Miami-Dade police officer, who the FBI says was known as "the Milk Man," has appeared in federal court in New Jersey to face charges he aided a New Jersey-based drug trafficking organization. Lt. Ralph Mata (MAH-tah) of ...

Port Authority could rescind $1 NJ Transit lease

4-23-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey could rescind a $1-a-year lease for a park-and-ride lot near the Lincoln Tunnel. The agency's chief of real estate and development told a committee Wednesday that it should change a ...
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Politicians, Business People Participate in Walk to Washington

4-22-14
The annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington allows politicians from both parties and those in the business community to travel to Washington D.C. by train and discuss state issues.
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Asm. Wisniewski: New Subponeas Issued in GWB Investigation

4-22-14
GWB investigative committee co-chair John Wisniewski says new subpoenas have been issued since questions remain unanswered.

NJ eyes nearly 700 homes for post-Sandy buyouts

4-22-14
New Jersey has identified nearly 700 homes it plans to buy and demolish as part of an effort to move people out of flood prone areas. But most of the homes targeted for acquisition and demolition are in areas away from the shore, where Superstorm ...

New Jersey gets more cash to hire for Sandy jobs

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting an additional $3.6 million from Washington to help communities hire the unemployed to help with Superstorm Sandy recovery. The money will be spent to employ people on restoration work in Monmouth County ...

Christie vetoes raises for workers at 1 authority

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed new contracts for employees of the bistate agency that runs a bridge and ferries between southern New Jersey and Delaware. The Republican governor says the Delaware River and Bay ...

New Jersey panel orders testimony on traffic jams

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee is ordering current and former aides to Gov. Chris Christie and two officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in its probe on politically motivated traffic jams ...

Bird’s nest delays Fair Lawn water tower work

4-22-14
FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Once upon a midnight dreary, a northern New Jersey town became weary, waiting to paint its water tower after a pair of ravens came knocking at its door. Edgar Allan Poe never pondered the problem Fair Lawn officials face ...

Christie renews call for pension system reforms

4-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is renewing his calls for state lawmakers to enhance pension reforms. Speaking Monday on his monthly Townsquare radio network show, the governor noted that in the 2015 fiscal year, the state expects to pay ...