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Workers install fence aimed at stopping suicides

11-11-14
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Workers have started installing a fence that officials hope will stem the number of suicides on New Jersey's Victory Bridge. The 110-foot-high span over the Raritan River links Perth Amboy and Sayreville. It has been the ...

Christie attends Veterans Day ceremony

11-11-14
WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Political leaders are participating in Veterans Day ceremonies around New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie attended an event at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown om Tuesday. The ...
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Phil Murphy Launches Advocacy Group, Won’t Discourage Talk of Gov. Run

11-10-14
Former Goldman Sachs Executive Phil Murphy has launched New Start New Jersey to help rebuild the state's middle class. Many are speculating he will be a gubernatorial candidate.
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Bill Would Give Sales Tax Revenue to Urban Enterprise Zones

11-10-14
Officials are considering a bill that would give back a portion of sales tax revenue to municipalities with Urban Enterprise Zones.

Sweeney announces plan to boost Atlantic City

11-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Senate President Steve Sweeney has unveiled a multipart proposal aimed at helping Atlantic City's ailing economy. Sweeney announced the five-part plan during a news conference held Monday at the statehouse with two fellow ...
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Bay Head Homeowners Reject Easements for Beach Replenishment Project

11-10-14
Many in Bay Head won't sign easements needed for the Army Corps beach replenishment project, saying the move would convert private land into public.

Possible gubernatorial hopeful debuts policy group

11-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi is lending his name to a middle-class advocacy group led by a potential gubernatorial hopeful. Philip Murphy announced the launch Monday of New Start New Jersey, a group that seeks to influence ...

Religious, civic leaders press gun manufacturers

11-10-14
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Religious leaders from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey are joining elected and police officials to call on gun manufacturers to tighten distribution systems and develop smart gun technologies. Bridgeport Mayor ...

A look New Jersey Legislature’s agenda

11-10-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are heading into the end of the year and the start of 2015 facing what they have called a transportation funding crisis, a pending disagreement over public pensions and Atlantic City's struggling economy. ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 10, 2014

11-10-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.