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Ex-Jersey City mayor gets county job

12-23-13
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy is going to work for Hudson County. The former municipal judge will earn $42,437 doing part-time legal work to collect money from people who owe the welfare division money. Healy ...

AP: Fate of GWB probe up to NJ Assembly

12-23-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state investigation into why George Washington Bridge approach lanes were suddenly blocked will end unless the New Jersey Assembly renews subpoena power for the lawmaker leading the probe. Assemblyman John Wisniewski tells ...

State commits $100M to repair Newark schools

12-22-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest school district says the state has committed $100 million to repair its public schools. Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson says the funding comes from the Schools Development Authority, which oversees $3.9 ...

NJ mayor in ‘American Hustle’ left complex legacy

12-22-13
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The public official on the take in "American Hustle" is portrayed as the film's most selfless character. But Angelo Errichetti (ehr-ih-KEHT'-ee), the real-life mayor of Camden, N.J., in the 1970s, has a more complicated persona. ...
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Political Roundtable: Dec. 20, 2013

12-20-13
Republican Strategist Jeannette Hoffman and Democratic Strategist Steve Ayscue discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.
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Asm. O’Scanlon Says Senate Open Space Bill is Irresposible

12-20-13
Asm. Declan O'Scanlon says the senate's open space bill for $200 million is irresponsible.
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Essex County Youth Detention Center Wins National Award

12-20-13
The Essex County Youth Detention Center was awarded the Facility of the Year Award from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

NJ lawmaker fined $500 over traffic stop response

12-20-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey assemblyman who lost re-election last month has become the first state lawmaker to be fined by the Legislature's ethics panel in 35 years. Democrat Nelson Albano of Cumberland County was fined $500. The ethics ...

NJ’s Homestead credit deadline extended

12-20-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey homeowners are getting some extra time to apply for property tax credits. The state announced Friday that it would extend the deadline for applying for Homestead credits to Jan. 31. The original deadline was Dec. 31. ...

NJ county bans hydraulic fracturing

12-20-13
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — In a largely symbolic measure, Middlesex County has become the first in New Jersey to ban hydraulic fracturing, a method of drilling for natural gas. The county's freeholder board unanimously adopted the ban Thursday. So ...