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Christie kicks off July 4 weekend at Jersey Shore

7-3-14
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie enjoyed an early start to the July 4 weekend with a walk along the boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach. Christie spent more than an hour Thursday afternoon shaking hands, high-fiving little kids ...

Christie signs ‘leaving the scene’ boating bill

7-3-14
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is increasing its penalties on boaters who leave the scene of an accident. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Thursday that makes the crime similar to leaving the scene of a car crash. The new rules make ...

Wildwood beach taxi shuttles visitors

7-3-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey town has started a beach taxi for visitors who don't want to walk the sand to the surf. Wildwood's beach is estimated to be as wide as 2,000 feet in spots. All-terrain vehicles carry adult visitors and ...

NJ Senate president open to north Jersey casinos

7-3-14
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is open to the idea of expanding casino gambling to north Jersey. Sweeney told The Record newspaper's (http://bit.ly/TEStHo ) editorial board on Wednesday that he's had private ...

NTSB stands by cause of TWA flight 800 explosion

7-2-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800. The board said Wednesday that a team of investigators not part of the ...

Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

7-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a gun control bill that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The Republican governor on Wednesday returned a bill to lawmakers that would have reduced the legal ...
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Senate President Sweeney Criticizes Christie’s Budget Actions

7-2-14
Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke out against Gov. Christie's decision of line item vetoes on the state budget.
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Legislators Unhappy with Christie’s Decision to Withdraw Essex County Judge Nominations

7-2-14
Gov. Christie withdrew his nomination of eight judges to the Essex County courts, unraveling a deal with legislators that had been more than two years in the making.
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Undocumented Students Want Chance at College Financial Aid

7-2-14
Tuition equality activists, known as DREAMers, are upset that Gov. Christie line item vetoed part of the state budget that would have granted financial aid to undocumented students.
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Sen. Menendez: Giving DREAMers Assistance to Contribute is Important

7-2-14
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez says that DREAMers, young undocumented students, in New Jersey deserve to have the chance at financial aid for their college education.