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State agency to study cruise port in Atlantic City

7-7-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey state agency that oversees Atlantic City's tourism district says it is hiring a consultant to investigate whether it's worth adding a port for cruise ships to stop there. The idea has been floated by Mayor ...

2 retired detectives back to crack old murders

7-7-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two celebrated retired detectives are returning to work to try to crack some of Camden's most vexing murder cases. Marty Devlin and Joe Forte have joined the Camden County Police Department as consultants focusing solely on ...

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

7-6-14
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago. ...

Camden getting special status in New Jersey laws

7-6-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's poorest city is still getting extra attention from the state a dozen years after it partially took over Camden's city government in hopes of helping it become self-sufficient. But some activists there believe the ...

Wall Street, Marine vet mayor shakes things up

7-4-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's been a year since Steven Fulop's election as mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, and the last 12 months have been anything but uneventful. The former Marine and Wall Street executive has taken on the city's school board, ...

Panel gives update on Port Authority reforms

7-3-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A panel commissioned by Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given its first report on the troubled Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The report released Thursday comes 60 days after the two governors formed ...

New Jersey asks judge to block ocean blasting plan

7-3-14
New Jersey environmental officials went to federal court Thursday trying to block a federally approved research plan that involved blasting the ocean floor off New Jersey with loud sound waves. The state Department of Environmental Protection sought ...
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Jobs Numbers and Continued Economic Growth Spur Optimism Down the Shore

7-3-14
Some business owners in the Jersey Shore area say the economy has picked up and attitudes are more positive than the past few years.
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Christie Veto Deals Blow to Gun Control Advocates

7-3-14
Gun control advocates were dealt a blow when Gov. Christie vetoed a bill that would reduce the firearm magazine capacity from 15 rounds of ammunition to 10.
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Municipalities Use Solar Power to Save Money

7-3-14
Several municipalities in New Jersey are using solar panels to create power, saving money in the process.