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Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety

11-26-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to ...

NJ Senate prez seeks new Hudson train tunnel

11-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is warning the region's transportation network is facing a crisis and is calling for a new train tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York. Sweeney laid out his position at a news ...

New Jersey lawmaker would limit Thanksgiving hours

11-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Stores in New Jersey might have their hours limited during future Thanksgivings. State Sen. Richard Codey is considering a bill that would prevent stores from opening before 9 p.m. so employees can enjoy the holiday with their ...
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In North Jersey, A Wary, Weary Peace and Calls for Police, Community Unity

11-25-14
The decision of the Ferguson grand jury not to indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager is on the minds of New Jersey city leaders.
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End of Army Contract Ups Unemployment in Millville

11-25-14
Boeing is laying off 30 people from its Millville modification center after a $43 million contract with the U.S. Army ended.
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Asm. Schaer: Northstar’s Performance Year One for NJ Lottery a Concern

11-25-14
State Assembly Budget Committee Chair Gary Schaer wants a review of Northstar running the New Jersey lottery.

Lawmaker aims to halt leaks of nude photos, video

11-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker wants to increase penalties for leaking a person's private videos and photos — like the nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities posted online earlier this year. Democratic Sen. Richard ...

Trump casinos, Atlantic City agree on tax sale

11-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts and the city of Atlantic City have reached a deal to let the city collect unpaid taxes. The deal was approved Tuesday afternoon by a Delaware bankruptcy court judge. It lets the city ...

Lawmakers seek roadmap to fund transportation

11-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials are searching for a way to pay for transportation projects next year, and raising the gasoline tax is among the options being discussed. Lawmakers and advocacy groups also have suggested rededicating part ...

Revel fights city’s collection of back taxes

11-25-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The former Revel Casino Hotel is trying to block Atlantic City from collecting $32 million in unpaid property taxes. The owners of the former Atlantic City casino, which closed on Sept. 2, filed an appeal Monday of a ...