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Little found in Jersey City’s 2 ‘mysterious’ safes

12-17-13
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's no more mystery about what was inside two safes that sat locked for decades in the mayor's office in Jersey City's municipal building. A locksmith was brought in Tuesday to crack the safes. And what did he find? ...
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Lawmakers Consider ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

12-16-13
Ban the Box legislation would delay a job applicant's disclosure of a criminal record until after an offer has been made.
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New AC Police Chief Vows Changes to Improve Community Relations

12-16-13
Atlantic City's new police chief, Henry White, says he is changing policies and trying new tactics to improve law enforcement's relationship with community members.
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Rep. Payne Says Affordable Care Act’s Moving in the Right Direction

12-16-13
Congressman Donald Payne says that the Affordable Care Act is currently moving in the right direction despite a difficult rollout.

NRA official criticized over Nazi argument in NJ

12-16-13
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League says a National Rifle Association board member from New Jersey was out of line to suggest similarities between gun control efforts and Nazism. Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs ...

Congress may be asked to join NY-NJ bridge probe

12-16-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state lawmaker wants Congress to investigate the agency responsible for traffic jams caused by lane closures at a bridge into New York City. Democrats claim the gridlock was an act of retribution by loyalists of ...

Atlantic City swears in new police chief

12-16-13
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City has a new police chief. Deputy Chief Henry White was sworn into office during a public ceremony staged Monday. He replaces Ernest Jubilee, who retired at the end of last month after 40 years on the job. ...

Search suspended for missing central NJ fisherman

12-16-13
HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing fisherman at the Jersey Shore. Authorities say Edward Broderick was last heard from around 6 p.m. Saturday, when he told a friend that his vessel was en route to a ...

NJ lawmakers end push for gay marriage law

12-16-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — With gay marriage already legal in New Jersey, state lawmakers have ended their push to codify some of the details through a bill. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg has removed from discussion a bill on same-sex marriage that was to ...

Ex-Port Authority exec buying web addresses

12-15-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Port Authority official who allegedly ordered the mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has reportedly been buying Internet domain addresses that use the names of public officials. The Record of ...