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Trenton mayor convicted of extortion, bribery

2-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's capital city has been convicted of bribery, fraud and extortion. A federal jury Friday found Trenton Mayor Tony Mack and his brother, Ralphiel, participated in a scheme to take money in exchange for ...

10 US states considering Internet gambling bills

2-5-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A group that tracks gambling-related legislation worldwide says least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year. The study by Gambling Compliance also finds slim chances for a ...

A past candidate returns to run for Senate in NJ

2-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A candidate who ran for the U.S. Senate twice more than 30 years ago is returning to New Jersey to challenge freshman Sen. Cory Booker in a race more prominent Republicans have avoided . Jeffrey Bell tells The Star-Ledger of ...

Former state worker accused of stealing benefits

2-4-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a former state Labor Department employee diverted more than $60,000 in unemployment benefits intended for other people into her personal bank account. Essex County prosecutors say 46-year-old Anna Catarino of ...
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Christie Announces Plans for Sandy Relief Funds

2-4-14
Gov. Christie visited Keansburg and announced the action plan for the second round of HUD funding for Sandy victims.
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Christie Tries to Get Back to Business

2-4-14
Amid the GWB lane closure controversy, Gov. Christie is trying to stay focused on leading New Jersey.
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Rep. Andrews Announces Resignation from House

2-4-14
Congressman Rob Andrews says he will be departing from the House of Representatives Feb. 18 after serving for nearly 24 years.
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Booker Disagrees With Passage of Farm Bill

2-4-14
U.S Senator Cory Booker (D) says that now is not the time to pass a farm land protection bill, which would negatively affect nutrition assistance.
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Newark Airport Workers Want Pay Hike Like NY Counterparts

2-4-14
Airport workers at Newark Liberty are upset that they are not getting a wage increase from the Port Authority like those at LaGuardia and JFK.

NJ state senator announces run for Congress

2-4-14
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 ...