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Port Authority settles suit over PATH access

6-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority and two advocacy groups have reached a settlement in a seven-year-old lawsuit over disabled access to the Grove Street PATH station. The two groups, Heightened Independence and Progress, Inc., and the United ...

Christie tabs 6 for embattled sewerage commission

6-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has taken a step toward repopulating the board of the embattled Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. Christie nominated six commissioners Friday. More than 100 employees have been fired in recent years amid ...

Christie’s focus on drugs both personal, political

6-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The nation's "war on drugs" isn't on anyone's early list of attention-grabbing issues for the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. But Chris Christie plans to put it there. The New Jersey governor recently expanded a ...

42nd Division memorial ceremony set for Fort Drum

6-28-14
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — A memorial to the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division is being dedicated to mark the 10-year anniversary of the unit's mobilization before being deployed to Iraq. The Rainbow Division Memorial is being ...

Gov. Christie renews Newark schools chief contract

6-27-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Christie administration has renewed the contract of the embattled superintendent of the state's largest school system. Acting Commissioner of Education David Hespe announced Friday that the contract of Newark Schools ...
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Asm. Caputo: Showboat’s Closure is Devastating for Workers

6-27-14
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says Showboat's closing in Atlantic City is devastating for the people who work in the casino.
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With This Budget Battle Over, Both Sides Look Ahead to the Next One

6-27-14
Lawmakers from both parties say debating and passing the state budget is a healthy exercise, even if the governor vetoes sections.
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East Orange Mayor Calls for Water Commissioners’ Resignations

6-27-14
East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor III has called for four water commissioners to resign. They claim the mayor wants them out because they questioned a no-bid contract.
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Mercer County Sees Chronic Homeless Rate Drop

6-27-14
Officials attribute the drop in the number of chronic homeless in Mercer County to its programs that offer services quickly when people become homeless.
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Political Roundtable: June 27, 2014

6-27-14
Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.