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NJ’s largest newspaper regrets endorsing Christie

2-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest newspaper says it now regrets endorsing Republican Gov. Chris Christie for re-election. In a column posted Sunday on the Star-Ledger's website, editorial page editor Tom Moran writes, "We blew this one" and ...

Scandal may hurt Christie’s ability to push agenda

2-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Investigations into whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had a role in causing traffic jams as political retribution could make advancing his agenda a challenge. The Republican governor is finding some Democratic legislators ...

Plainfield drops support for immigrant ID cards

2-9-14
PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Plainfield's new mayor has shut down a nonprofit group's program that provides photo identification cards to the city's immigrant community. Adrian Mapp, who took office last month, said he made the move due to residents' ...

Ex-Port Authority head a key player in NJ scandal

2-8-14
David Wildstein (WYLD'-steen) was once a loyal trooper for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and one of the administration's top people at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Now, he may be the public's best chance of knowing the truth ...

NJ holding 3 hearings on Sandy aid spending plans

2-8-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents will be able to comment at three public hearings next week on the state's plans to spend more than $1.4 billion in Superstorm Sandy recovery aid. The state is holding hearings Tuesday at Stockton ...

NJ gives some another shot at Sandy aid

2-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is giving applicants deemed ineligible for grants to help rebuild their homes after Superstorm Sandy another chance to appeal. Friday's decision from the state Department of Community Affairs comes two days after a ...
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Christie Forgets Bill He Signed in January

2-7-14
During his radio talk show, Gov. Christie seemed unaware that he had signed a bill granting the new Rowan-Rutgers board the power of eminent domain.
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Woodbridge Residents Offered Buyouts for Flood-Prone Homes

2-7-14
The DEP Blue Acres Program is making buyout offers to residents in Woodbridge, as it has for those in Sayreville and South River.
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Sen. Beck: Sandy Aid Process Moving Slowly

2-7-14
Sen. Jennifer Beck said that the process of receiving Sandy aid funds is moving a lot slower than she wants.
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Sen. Gordon Demanding Answers from NJ Transit

2-7-14
Sen. Bob Gordon has called for hearings to look into operations at NJ Transit after the agency has gotten criticism for several incidents.