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Gov. Christie renews Newark schools chief contract

6-27-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Christie administration has renewed the contract of the embattled superintendent of the state's largest school system. Acting Commissioner of Education David Hespe announced Friday that the contract of Newark Schools ...
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Asm. Caputo: Showboat’s Closure is Devastating for Workers

6-27-14
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says Showboat's closing in Atlantic City is devastating for the people who work in the casino.
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With This Budget Battle Over, Both Sides Look Ahead to the Next One

6-27-14
Lawmakers from both parties say debating and passing the state budget is a healthy exercise, even if the governor vetoes sections.
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East Orange Mayor Calls for Water Commissioners’ Resignations

6-27-14
East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor III has called for four water commissioners to resign. They claim the mayor wants them out because they questioned a no-bid contract.
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Mercer County Sees Chronic Homeless Rate Drop

6-27-14
Officials attribute the drop in the number of chronic homeless in Mercer County to its programs that offer services quickly when people become homeless.
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Political Roundtable: June 27, 2014

6-27-14
Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Time running out for winning NJ Lottery ticket

6-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Time is running out for a person to claim a New Jersey Lottery Powerball ticket worth $1 million, before taxes. The ticket is due to expire on July 13. The ticket was purchased for the July 13, 2013 drawing at Country farms ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 27, 2014

6-27-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

New Jersey panel wants to call 13 on traffic jams

6-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislative panel looking into lane closures near the George Washington Bridge wants to call 13 more witnesses, including the mayor of the town that was paralyzed by gridlock for four mornings. The committee also ...

Trenton’s ex-mayor reports to federal prison

6-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former mayor of New Jersey's capital city is behind bars. Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack reported to a medium-security federal prison in West Virginia on Thursday. A judge sentenced Mack to nearly five years in prison ...