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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.

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

10-30-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the ...

US voters to decide on billions for conservation

10-30-14
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation will decide Tuesday whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation. It adds up to nearly $16 billion in tax and bond measures, more money than in any previous election for the ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 30, 2014

10-30-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Gov. Christie campaigning for Beauprez in Colorado

10-30-14
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez continued a line of attack against Gov. John Hickenlooper centering on public safety, this time with the help of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Beauprez and ...

Jindal, Christie joining Haley on bus tour

10-30-14
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Jindal is campaigning Thursday with Haley as her bus stops along the South Carolina coast. The ...

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

10-30-14
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public. LePage said Thursday that the state was willing ...