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NJ state senator announces run for Congress

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A state senator who is the brother of a New Jersey political powerbroker says he is running for Congress. Democrat Donald Norcross made his announcement Tuesday afternoon, just hours after Rep. Rob Andrews said he would step ...

Port Authority to extend PATH to Newark airport

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans to extend the PATH train line to Newark Liberty International Airport over the next decade. Agency officials announced plans for the $1.5 billion project on Tuesday. PATH ...

FBI: Kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

2-4-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say 16 juveniles forced into prostitution for the Super Bowl were forced to come to the New York City area from 13 different states. Michael Osborn is the chief of the Violent Crimes Against Children ...

US Rep. Rob Andrews of NJ resigning after 23 years

2-4-14
HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews will leave Congress in two weeks after 23 years in office. The 56-year-old is leaving the Capitol on Feb. 18. He intends to join a law firm with offices in Washington. He says the job just opened ...

Ex-Christie aide won’t cooperate with subpoena

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie is invoking her right not to incriminate herself and refusing to cooperate with a subpoena from a legislative committee looking into a political retribution scandal. The lawyer for former ...

Christie to speak at Chicago economic club Feb. 11

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is take questions next week at a prestigious Chicago economic group meeting during a fundraising trip to Illinois. Group representatives told The Associated Press about the trip Monday. Christie is to speak to the ...
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‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: Feb. 3, 2014

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Gov. Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call in show "Ask the Governor" Monday at 7 p.m.
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GWB Scandal Heats Up Around Christie

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After allegations that Gov. Christie knew more about the GWB lane closures than he said, the governor got booed over the weekend and responded in a manner some have called juvenile.
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Questions Surround Sandy Aid Spending

2-3-14
Some are questioning why projects in Belleville and New Brunswick have gotten Sandy relief funds.
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NYTimes Correspondent: Wildstein Announcement Timed to Maximize Embarrassment

2-3-14
New York Times National Correspondent Kate Zernike says David Wildstein made allegations that Gov. Christie knew more than he's said about the GWB closures the Friday before the Super Bowl to embarrass him.