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North NJ mayor dies after collapsing at town hall

2-12-14
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The longtime mayor of a northern New Jersey town has died after collapsing in his office at Town Hall. Harrison Mayor Raymond McDonough apparently suffered a massive heart attack on Wednesday afternoon. Officials say ...

Sharif withdraws as Newark mayoral candidate

2-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The field for Newark's mayoral race has one fewer candidate. Councilman Darrin Sharif announced Wednesday that he is withdrawing from the race. Sharif cited a lack of financial resources as his reason for dropping out and said ...

Christie postpones town hall due to expected storm

2-12-14
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — The approaching winter storm has forced Gov. Chris Christie to postpone a town hall meeting he had planned for a Monmouth County town. The event in Middletown Township on Thursday would have been the governor's first town ...

7K NJ storm victims tap Sandy living expense aid

2-12-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The Christie administration says a Superstorm Sandy aid program that provides families with temporary help with living expenses has reached more than 7,000 storm victims in the last three-and-a-half months. The $57 million ...

NJ OKs Revel co-owners to operate casino

2-12-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators gave final approval to an investment firm to be the largest owner of Revel Casino Hotel. The state Casino Control Commission on Wednesday agreed to Chatham Asset Management. The hedge fund is ...

NJ Chamber of Commerce postpones Washington trip

2-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's no fun walking to Washington in the snow. The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce has postponed its 77th annual trip to Washington because of the weather. Some 900 people were registered to take a train to the nation's ...

Drill held at Atlantic City airport

2-12-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Emergency responders are calling a drill held at Atlantic City International Airport a success. The Coast Guard, National Guard and firefighters staged the drill on Tuesday. The drill included a simulated aircraft ...
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Republicans Criticize GWB Investigation

2-11-14
Republicans have criticized the way the GWB lane closure investigation is going, particularly looking at the governor's helicopter ride on 9/11.
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ELEC: Christie Can Use Leftover Funds to Pay for Subpoena Compliance

2-11-14
ELEC Executive Director Jeff Brindle says the commission made the right decision by allowing the Christie campaign to use leftover campaign funds because it will help expedite the investigation.
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GWB Investigative Committee Issues New Subpoenas

2-11-14
The committee investigating the GWB lane closures issued new subpoenas to 15 individuals. NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron explains.