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What New Jersey’s Sandy Recovery Experience Has Taught Us for the Future

Experts list key lessons learned for handling disasters yet-to-come.

Christie visits to tout Arkansas GOP candidates

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is touting the Republican Party's nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate in Arkansas, as the GOP tries to build on its recent gains in a state that had been a Democratic holdout in the South. ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 31, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Camden struggles to get abandoned homes demolished

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey city is having trouble carrying out part of its plan to deal with blight. Camden officials put a contract out for bid to tear down 64 abandoned buildings around the city in the first phase of a massive wave of ...

New Jersey National Guard unit to deploy

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — More citizen soldiers in New Jersey are preparing to ship out. A farewell ceremony will take place on Saturday for 26 members of the military engagement team as they deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. ...

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge has given nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat in their bid to isolate her. The nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone called it "a good day" and said ...

Christie hopes for ‘big, fat blowout’ for Branstad

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid. The potential presidential contender spoke Thursday night to about 200 gathered in a factory in Burlington in southeast ...

Facing Only Token Opposition Tuesday, DiVincenzo Muses About a Governor’s Race

Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo is expected to win reelection and is one of three Democrats being discussed as possible gubernatorial candidates.

No Bidders on Fenimore Landfill

No one placed a bid for the contaminated Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township. Since the township holds the lien, it could foreclose on the property, but officials say that won't necessarily happen.

Christie Confrontation with Heckler Gains National Attention

Gov. Christie told a heckler to sit down and shut up in Belmar, which has been shown throughout the country.