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Ex-NJ Transit official admits accepting bribe

5-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former New Jersey Transit supervisor has admitted she agreed to accept an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract. Donna Schiereck pleaded guilty Tuesday and ...

Manchester fires administrator after arrest

5-13-14
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Manchester Township has fired the township administrator after she was arrested on charges of buying drugs in a township-owned vehicle. Elena Zsoldos was suspended without pay on April 29, one day after the ...

Medicaid backlog persists in New Jersey

5-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say 25,000 New Jersey residents are caught in a backlog after more than 140,000 successfully applied for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Another 7,000 residents are still waiting for ID cards. Human Services ...

Christie conditionally vetoes Sandy bill

5-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed a Superstorm Sandy "Bill of Rights" measure that was crafted by Democrats over concerns how the state has distributed aid. The Republican says the bill proposed new ...
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GWB Committee Hears Testimony from Michael Drewniak

5-13-14
The special committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures holds a hearing with testimony from Michael Drewniak.

Baraka declares Newark win; Trenton eyes runoff

5-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A runoff election will be needed to determine the next mayor of New Jersey's capital city, where none of the six candidates secured at least 50 percent of the vote. The June 10 contest in Trenton will pit Tuesday night's top two ...

Christie: Nothing new in bridge scandal testimony

5-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says legislators have questioned two of his aides for more than 11 hours without learning anything new about manufactured traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge. Christie told a radio ...
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Officials Question Sandy Aid Distribution

5-12-14
According to some officials, it's taking too long to distribute the $1.8 billion allocated for New Jersey Sandy relief.
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Mayoral Candidates Get Ready for Election Day

5-12-14
Candidates running for mayor in Newark, Paterson and Trenton make a final push before voters head to the polls Tuesday.
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Mount Arlington Mayor: Consolidation Not the Way to Go

5-12-14
Mount Arlington Mayor Art Ondish says that he is opposed to consolidation and that it would cost the municipality more money to merge with Roxbury.