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NJ Senate panel to consider online harassment bill

12-5-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Senate panel is considering a bill that would make online harassment a crime. The Budget Committee is scheduled to vote on the proposal after a public hearing Thursday. The bill specifies that cyber-harassment ...

Prosecutor: Perth Amboy man shot, killed by police

12-4-13
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man was shot and killed by police after he apparently attacked an officer with a knife. Acting Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey says the shooting occurred around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday on Hall ...
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Politicians Weigh In On Christie’s Choice of O’Dowd for Attorney General

12-4-13
Gov. Chris Christie's choice of Kevin O'Dowd for the state's next attorney general has been met with positive feedback.
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Sen. Weinberg Says It’s Time To Get Answers On GWB Lane Closures

12-4-13
Sen. Loretta Weinberg wants to get answers about why lanes on the George Washington Bridge were closed in September. She says Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye has agreed to comply with a subpoena.
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State Audit Blasts Newark Council, Clerk, City Hall Spending

12-4-13
The state comptroller's office released an audit that criticized Newark's financial dealings, causing some council members to distance themselves from others.

PA police union wades into GWB lane closure tiff

12-4-13
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's police union has inserted himself into the controversy over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge that caused traffic nightmares in September. New Jersey lawmakers ...

Suit spotlights AC police brutality complaints

12-4-13
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is raising questions about the Atlantic City police department's handling of brutality complaints against its officers. U.S. District Judge Joel Schneider in Camden is presiding over a 2010 excessive-force ...

NYC mayor-elect De Blasio chooses a deputy

12-4-13
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed Anthony Shorris as his first deputy mayor. Shorris is a former executive director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He now works at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Shorris ...

Christie begins making inaugural plans

12-4-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making plans for his second inauguration. The governor announced the formation of his inaugural committee on Wednesday and named his brother, Todd, and former law partner Bill Palatucci as its ...

Atlantic City police chief promotion delayed

12-4-13
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials have postponed swearing in Atlantic City's new police chief. Deputy Chief Henry White on Thursday was set to replace Ernest Jubilee, who retired at the end of last month after 40 years on the job. But state ...