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Christie hopes for ‘big, fat blowout’ for Branstad

10-30-14
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid. The potential presidential contender spoke Thursday night to about 200 gathered in a factory in Burlington in southeast ...
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Facing Only Token Opposition Tuesday, DiVincenzo Muses About a Governor’s Race

10-30-14
Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo is expected to win reelection and is one of three Democrats being discussed as possible gubernatorial candidates.
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No Bidders on Fenimore Landfill

10-30-14
No one placed a bid for the contaminated Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township. Since the township holds the lien, it could foreclose on the property, but officials say that won't necessarily happen.
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Christie Confrontation with Heckler Gains National Attention

10-30-14
Gov. Christie told a heckler to sit down and shut up in Belmar, which has been shown throughout the country.

Man charged with wire fraud on FedEx shipping

10-30-14
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has been indicted on wire fraud charges for using Department of Defense discounts to ship products though FedEx. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says Anthony Caruso was indicted ...
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Asm. Wisniewski: Port Authority Problems Stem From Its Culture

10-30-14
Assemblyman John Wisniewski says that the problems within the Port Authority stem from its culture and that it extends far beyond transparency issues.

Atlantic City boardwalk chair company boss guilty

10-30-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a company that operates rolling chairs on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of nearly $120,000. Prosecutors say William Boland pleaded guilty in front of U.S. ...

Checking the facts on New Jersey political ads

10-30-14
New Jersey television viewers are seeing plenty of political commercials ahead of Tuesday's elections. Many of them make assertions about opponents that are not wholly correct — or are at least not the whole story. In the U.S. Senate race, a ...
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Analysis: Christie-Cuomo Deal Shows Need For Real Reform at Port Authority

10-30-14
Transparency bill is good first step, but Legislature also needs to strengthen agency against political interference by governors, advocates say.
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Practice Makes Imperfect: Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

10-30-14
Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned from NJ Spotlight.