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Holmdel Volunteers, Residents Upset with Fire Company Disbandment

4-17-14
Holdmel volunteers and residents say they were blindsided by the shuttering of Fire Company 1 and have started an online petition to save it.
140417Pal

Rep. Pallone: Sandy Recovery Lacks Transparency

4-17-14
Congressman Frank Pallone says he's disappointed with the lack of transparency happening in the Sandy recovery process.
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Adubato: Newark Needs All the Help it Can Get

4-17-14
Steve Adubato says Shavar Jefferies and Ras Baraka will need to work together no matter who wins the Newark mayoral race because Newark needs all the help it can get.

Christie names ombudsman, announces other reforms

4-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is following through on some of the recommendations contained in a recent report on the George Washington Bridge scandal. Christie announced Thursday that he has created an office of the ombudsman for the ...

Chris Christie, prosecutor appear at same event

4-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It could have been an awkward moment for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The governor was a speaker Thursday at a conference also attended by the federal prosecutor who is investigating the traffic jam scandal that has ...

NYC’s fiscal watchdog auditing Sandy recovery

4-17-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's fiscal watchdog says he's auditing the city's much-maligned Superstorm Sandy recovery program that was supposed to help rebuild homes. Comptroller Scott Stringer said Thursday that his office will examine the ...

Next phase of Lincoln Tunnel Helix work to begin

4-17-14
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Motorists will face detours as work continues on the Helix leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. The next phase of the roadway improvement project is set to begin on Tuesday when westbound lanes will be closed. The Port Authority ...

Judge allows Atlantic City boardwalk jitney test

4-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Motorized jitneys will get to carry passengers on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. A judge rejected a challenge by two rolling chair companies. They claimed the jitney trams would cause financial harm to their 200 operators, ...
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Officials Outline Anti-Violence Plan for Newark

4-16-14
The New Jersey State Police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are spearheading an initiative to get more law enforcement personnel on the streets and strengthen penalties for gun carrying.
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Seaside Heights Mayor: Increased Staff Would Speed Up Sandy Recovery

4-16-14
Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers says he thinks staffing should be increased to speed up the Sandy recovery process because it would make the turnaround process quicker.