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Newark’s interim mayor shaking up City Hall

12-7-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — When City Councilor Luis Quintana was sworn in as Newark's interim mayor, he was expected to keep a steady hand on government. Instead, he's shaking up City Hall. Quintana took over last month after Mayor Cory Booker was elected ...

NJ flags to be at half-staff to honor Mandela

12-6-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Flags on New Jersey buildings will be at half-staff to honor the life of Nelson Mandela. Gov. Chris Christie made the order Friday to have flags lowered on Monday. Mandela died Thursday at 95. Christie says the former ...
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Mandela’s Life, Legacy Recalled

12-6-13
New Jersey officials weighed in on the life of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela.

Port Authority official resigns amid traffic probe

12-6-13
WEST PATTERSON, N.J. (AP) — A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official is resigning his post effective Jan. 1, saying a controversy over a mysterious traffic problem on the George Washington Bridge has become "a distraction." David ...
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Political Roundtable: Dec. 6, 2013

12-6-13
Republican Strategist Al Gaburo and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.
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153rd State Police Class is the Most Diverse

12-6-13
New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says that the 153rd State Police class is the most diverse.

Disagreement persists on how to fund open space

12-6-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The disagreement continues over how to fund future open space purchases in New Jersey. Sen. Bob Smith, who heads the Senate Environmental Committee, introduced a resolution Thursday that would provide funding for 30 years by ...

DWI charges dismissed against Fort Lee official

12-6-13
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Officials dismissed drunken driving charges against the head of Fort Lee's emergency management office after questions were raised about how his sobriety tests were conducted. Stephen Ferraro pleaded guilty to unsafely ...

Atlantic County surrogate faces suspension

12-6-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has ordered Atlantic County's surrogate suspended without pay for two months for hosting a political fundraiser and for driving while intoxicated. The suspension, which begins Jan. 1, applies to ...

Obama mourns death of icon Nelson Mandela

12-5-13
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the world has lost an influential, courageous and 'profoundly good' man with the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Obama says Mandela "no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages." ...