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Gun buyback program set for Union County

10-22-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Officials have announced another gun buyback program for Union County. Acting County Prosecutor Grace Park says residents can anonymously turn in weapons during the event being staged Saturday. Collection sites will be ...

Newark mayor wants more money from Port Authority

10-22-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is taking a hard look at the city's dealings with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Baraka spoke at the agency's board meeting Wednesday in New York. The Port Authority leases land in Newark to ...

Massachusetts candidate presses foe on investment

10-22-14
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is again calling on Republican nominee Charlie Baker to disclose details of an investment made by the state of New Jersey in a venture capital firm with ties to Baker. ...

Christie announces Ebola response team

10-22-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he has signed an executive order to create an Ebola virus joint response team to coordinate on Ebola preparedness in the state. He also said at a news conference Wednesday morning that there is no ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 22, 2014

10-22-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie says he’s tired of minimum wage talk

10-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's tired of hearing about the minimum wage. Christie told an audience in Washington on Tuesday that he doesn't think parents sit around their kitchen tables hoping their children make a higher minimum ...
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Pascrell, Cho Chide Garrett on Grant Votes; Garrett Says Cho’s a Carpetbagger

10-21-14
Scott Garrett and challenger Roy Cho are exchanging accusations weeks before the Fifth Congressional District election.
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Race Between Belgard and MacArthur Gets Negative

10-21-14
The Third Congressional District race between Aimee Belgard and Tom MacArthur has turned negative.
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Domestic Violence Court Proposed

10-21-14
State officials are proposing a new court that deals solely with domestic violence as a way to stop abuse.
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Officials Discuss Common Core Standards

10-21-14
The New Jersey School Choice Alliance held a statewide conference on Common Core State Standards.