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Recount shows longtime mayor loses by 2 votes

11-24-14
EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A recount has confirmed that the longtime mayor of a central New Jersey community lost his re-election bid by two votes. Monmouth County officials announced the results of the Eatontown election on Monday. Incumbent ...

Lawmaker, Linden mayor debate red-light cameras

11-24-14
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — The most ardent critic of New Jersey's red light camera program and a mayor who wants to keep the cameras in his town have shared some pointed words. Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon traveled to Linden on Monday afternoon for a ...

Man sentenced for leading police on long pursuit

11-23-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who led police on a vehicle chase along a major highway has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison. Union County prosecutors say 34-year-old Dion Cromwell, of Irvington, must serve at least six ...

Ex-cop sentenced for having sex with informant

11-22-14
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer will not have to serve a prison term for using his position to engage in sexual conduct with a female informant. Steven Hadley received a suspended five-year term when he was sentenced ...
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Obama’s Immigration Order Draws Cheers and Criticism, Calls for Congress to Act

11-21-14
There was mixed reaction after the president used an executive order to delay deportations.
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BPU Rejects Offshore Wind Farm Proposal

11-21-14
Members of the Board of Public Utilities said the wind farm project from Fishermen's Energy doesn't have enough funding and won't benefit New Jersey ratepayers.
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Gloucester City Bans Smoking in Shopping District

11-21-14
Many New Jersey towns have banned smoking in parks and on beaches, but Gloucester City is the first to ban smoking in a shopping district.

Lawmaker seeks probes into lethal police incidents

11-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislator is introducing a measure that would mandate independent investigations into fatal incidents involving the police. Democratic Assemblyman Reed Gusciora announced the measure on Friday along with a police ...

New Jersey again rejects offshore windmill plan

11-21-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has rejected a proposed windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City for the third time. The state Board of Public Utilities ruled Friday there is no guarantee Fishermen's Energy will receive all the ...

Judge dismisses ex-Hunterdon sheriff’s lawsuit

11-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by Hunterdon County's former sheriff and two subordinates that claimed they were the victims of malicious prosecution and retaliation Former Sheriff Deborah Trout, Undersheriff ...