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Gun buyback program set for Monmouth County

5-11-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Officials have announced another gun buyback program for Monmouth County. Acting County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says residents can anonymously turn in weapons during the event scheduled for May 16-17. Collection ...

New Jersey mayor races nonpartisan but contentious

5-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's biggest city and capital city are set to elect mayors this week to replace caretakers who stepped in after the previously elected mayors left office. The races in Newark and Trenton are technically nonpartisan but ...
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Bar Urges Christie to Reappoint Rabner As Dems Prepare For Another Battle

5-9-14
The New Jersey State Bar Association urges Gov. Chris Christie to reappoint New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.
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Civil Rights Advocate: Next Newark Mayor Needs to Attract Capital Differently

5-9-14
Civil Rights Advocate Junius Williams said the next elected mayor of Newark is going to have to do something differently to attract the capital the city needs.
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Political Roundtable: May 9, 2014

5-9-14
Republican Strategist Dale Florio and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Independent expenditures come to NJ mayoral races

5-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One independent group has spent as much on the Newark mayoral election as both candidates' campaigns combined. The group known as Newark First is the biggest player yet in a local race in New Jersey of a kind of no-limits ...

Town cancels immigration event over prayer flap

5-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town is refusing to hold a naturalization ceremony at its borough hall, claiming federal immigration officials are refusing to allow the event to begin with a prayer. Carteret (kahr-tehr-EHT') Mayor Daniel Reiman ...

AG’s office to monitor 2 New Jersey elections

5-9-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general will be keeping an eye on voting next week in elections in two of the state's largest cities. Attorney General spokesman Lee Moore says the office will have deputy attorney generals in Newark and ...

Arraignment postponed for Paterson councilman

5-9-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has delayed arraignment for a Paterson mayoral candidate and his wife. Councilman Rigo Rodriguez and his wife were due in court Thursday to be arraigned on charges they submitted ballots as votes for people who didn't ...

NJ congressmen raise Sandy concerns with HUD chief

5-9-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of New Jersey's congressional delegation have raised concerns about delays in helping homeowners recover from Superstorm Sandy. The lawmakers met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in Washington on ...