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JCP&L’s request to recoup $736 million approved

3-20-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's second-largest utility company has been given permission to raise customers' bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power after Superstorm Sandy and other storms. The state's Board of Public Utilities ...

NJ water board to meet for 1st time since 2010

3-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has appointed three members to a committee that recommends drinking water standards and which has not met since 2010. Environmental Protection Department spokesman Larry Ragonese says the board's agenda is ...

Police told not to photograph Christie protesters

3-20-14
VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general says he's looking into who ordered a state trooper to photograph protesters at Gov. Chris Christie's town hall meetings. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman told The Associated Press he ordered ...

Port Authority approves GWB improvements

3-20-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Port Authority officials have approved more than $1 billion in repairs and improvements for the George Washington Bridge. The work will include replacing the 82-year-old bridge's 592 suspender ropes and rehabilitating all ...

NJ to euthanize 114K brook trout due to disease

3-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials will euthanize 114,000 brook trout at New Jersey's Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County due to a recurrence of a fish disease. The Environmental Protection Department says tests confirmed the presence of ...
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Demonstrators Call for Port Authority Chairman’s Resignation

3-19-14
More than 100 demonstrators came to the Port Authority Board meeting, calling for David Samson to resign as chairman of the agency.
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Sen. Booker: Eligible Citizens Aren’t Applying for Earned Income Tax Credit

3-19-14
Sen. Cory Booker is pushing to expand the tax credit for working families because people who are eligible to receive earned income tax credit money are not applying for the benefit.
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NJ Officials: Involuntary Commitment Program Works

3-19-14
Since the involuntary outpatient commitment law passed in 2009, giving judges the authority to order severely mentally ill people into treatment, mental health professionals say there have been positive results.
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NJ Has One Shelter for Every 194 Homeless Individuals

3-19-14
Homeless people in New Jersey can find a place to stay in shelters or use transitional housing programs, but some feel like there's nowhere to go but tent communities.

Lawmakers want gray-wolf protections to stay

3-19-14
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal lawmakers are pressing Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to drop a proposal that would end federal protections for wolves across most of the Lower 48 states. Seventy-four House members signed onto a Wednesday letter to ...