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Feds widening NJ beaches to pre-Sandy condition

2-1-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Beach replenishment is coming soon to the first Jersey shore community to rebuild its boardwalk after Superstorm Sandy. It's part of a near-statewide blitz to widen and elevate beaches to the shape they were in before the ...

TSA adds bomb-sniffing dogs in NJ for Super Bowl

2-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Liberty International Airport is adding about two dozen bomb-sniffing dogs to beef up security during the Super Bowl. Transportation Security Administration agents demonstrated Saturday how the dogs can sniff out ...

NYC pols bask in Super Bowl glow

2-1-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of New York City's leading politicians celebrated Super Bowl silliness by riding down a giant slide set up in Times Square with the NFL commissioner and the owners of the Jets and Giants. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and ...

More states grant in-state tuition to immigrants

2-1-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four states passed statutes last year that will allow students who came to the U.S. without legal permission as minors to pay in-state college tuition. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 15 states now have ...

NJ Gov. Christie playing offense over accusation

2-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is going on the offensive over suggestions he knew more than he has said about apparently politically motivated traffic jams ordered by one of his staffers. In a letter Saturday to donors obtained by The ...

Threat sent to Trenton mayoral candidate

1-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a threatening letter with a "gang reference" was sent to the home of a Trenton councilwoman running for mayor. Lt. Steve Varn told the Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1iWmuxj) that police are investigating the ...

Christie celebrates Howard Stern’s birthday in NYC

1-31-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wished Howard Stern a happy birthday during a celebration in New York for the radio personality. Christie's appearance Friday came amid new developments in a political payback scandal that has ensnared ...

Excerpts of Christie comments on traffic scandal

1-31-14
A lawyer for a former loyalist of Gov. Chris Christie says the governor knew about lanes closings near the George Washington Bridge at the time they occurred and that the governor gave contrary information at a Jan. 9 news conference. The governor ...

Feds subpoena Hoboken over Christie claims

1-31-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office has issued a subpoena to the city of Hoboken about allegations Mayor Dawn Zimmer made about top officials in Chris Christie's administration. Zimmer spokesman Juan Melli says the subpoena was issued ...
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Sen. Weinberg Says Latest Christie Allegations Prove Investigation Must Go Forward

1-31-14
Sen. Loretta Weinberg says David Wildstein's claim that Gov. Christie knew about the GWB lane closures proves that the investigation needs to continue.