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NJ boosts Sandy grants to some towns, cuts others

3-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey towns are seeing their allocations change in a post-Superstorm Sandy energy program as they state re-evaluates the applications. The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1id433B ) has found 16 entities are ...

4 dead in New Jersey fire; mix-up delayed response

3-6-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four people have been killed in a fast-moving New Jersey fire, and the mayor says a mix-up over the street name delayed firefighters' response. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says it took firefighters seven to eight minutes ...

Law firm hires ex-Port Authority official

3-6-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A law firm has hired a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official who has been subpoenaed as part of the investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal. Bill Baroni started work for Hill Wallack on ...

Conservative conference highlights GOP divisions

3-6-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's leading Republicans are courting conservative activists gathered in suburban Washington this week, highlighting the tug of war for the GOP's soul. Thursday marks the first day of the annual Conservative Political ...
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LoBiondo: Flood Insurance Affordability Act Good for Sandy Victims

3-5-14
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2) says that the passing of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act is an enormous accomplishment for Sandy victims.
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NJ Spotlight Reporter: No Evidence Politics Was Involved in Distribution of Sandy Funds

3-5-14
WNYC/NJ Spotlight Reporter Scott Gurian said that he did not find clear evidence that politics was involved in how the state distributed Sandy funds.

Sweeney, advocates submit Sandy aid plans

3-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Senate President Stephen Sweeney has crafted his own plan for how the second round of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds is distributed. The Democrat's plan calls for more funds to flow to homeowners and renters. It also relies ...

NJ closes on first 8 home buyouts in South River

3-5-14
SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have completed buyouts of eight homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy in South River as its program to buy and demolish storm-prone properties continues. So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts ...

NJ Democratic lawyer teases, praises Christie

3-5-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — One powerful New Jersey Democrat is standing behind Republican Gov. Chris Christie as the Republican's administration deals with scandal. Powerbroker George Norcross on Wednesday praised Christie for doing more for Camden than ...

NJ police officer charged with misconduct

3-5-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Ocean County have charged a Lakewood police officer with official misconduct stemming from what they say was an illegal search of a vehicle. Patrolman Jeremy Felder has been suspended without pay. The county ...