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Court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

8-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City has won a victory in court. A New Jersey appeals ruled in favor of Fishermen's Energy in a dispute over the company's plan. The state ...
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Sen. Weinberg: Essex County Judge Posts are Better Filled Than Vacant

8-18-14
Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) says that it's better that the Senate approved the Essex County judge nominations than keeping open seats.

Christie comes to Perry’s defense after indictment

8-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Rick Perry's defense. The chair of the Republican Governors Association released a statement Monday defending his Texas counterpart, who was slapped with two felony counts of abuse of ...

State senate confirms new Essex County judges

8-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has voted to confirm eight new Essex County superior court judges following a lengthy stalemate with Gov. Chris Christie. The Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve the picks shortly after the judicial ...

Top military official visits NJ veterans home

8-18-14
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — The top non-commissioner officer in the U.S. military is in New Jersey. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia is scheduled to visit the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home. Battaglia will meet with residents, their relatives and ...

GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries

8-18-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates. The results improved the party's chances of winning in competitive congressional ...

State awards $34M contract to demolish Greystone

8-16-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has awarded a $34 million contract for the demolition and site restoration of the historic Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris County. The Daily Record (http://dailyre.co/1taok0b) reports that the state ...

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

8-16-14
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes him the third prospective Republican presidential candidate to face the prospect of kicking off a White House campaign while worrying about legal troubles back home. Prosecutors ...

NJ’s bill for Bridgegate law firm surpasses $6.5M

8-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. The state attorney general's office ...

Jersey City moves toward closing parking authority

8-16-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City is moving closer to realizing Mayor Steven Fulop's goal of abolishing the city's autonomous parking authority. Fulop announced Friday that New Jersey's Civil Service Commission has granted his request to have ...