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Officials detail $90M bus terminal facelift

9-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New restrooms, ceilings that don't leak and buses that run closer to schedule are some of the short-term improvements the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is making at its aging New York bus terminal. Officials ...

Chris Christie defends NFL commissioner Goodell

9-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Christie said Thursday evening he strongly believes Goodell should stay in his job despite mounting criticism over his handling of a ...

NJ Gov. Christie in Maryland to help GOP candidate

9-17-14
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Maryland to show support for Republican Larry Hogan in his campaign for governor. Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, attended a fundraiser in Bethesda on Wednesday. ...

Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

9-17-14
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Wisconsin later this month to campaign for fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker. A spokesman for the Republican Governors Association confirmed Wednesday that Christie was coming on ...

Ex-Hoboken mayor disbarred for taking bribes

9-17-14
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred a former Hoboken mayor who was arrested in what became the state's largest corruption bust. The court says Peter Cammarano betrayed a solemn public trust. Cammarano was the youngest ...

New Jersey offers deal to those behind on taxes

9-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials are offering a break to people who have unpaid tax liabilities as the state struggles to meet revenue projections. But the state Treasury Department says it's not an amnesty. The initiative runs through ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 17, 2014

9-17-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

NJ approves storm buyouts in East Brunswick

9-17-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has purchased the first of seven flood-damaged homes in East Brunswick under a Superstorm Sandy program. The home on Squire Street was purchased for $193,073, based on pre-Sandy market values from an ...

Lawmakers seek to curb drug abuse in New Jersey

9-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have unveiled a series of 21 bills aimed at curbing heroin and prescription drug abuse. Sen. Joseph Vitale, a Democrat who chairs the state Senate's health committee, says the state needs treatment, ...

New Jersey’s Christie stumps for NH candidates

9-17-14
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — In his third trip to New Hampshire in as many months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the Republican Governors Association will sink significant cash into Republican Walt Havenstein's (HAV'-ehn-styn's) gubernatorial campaign. ...