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3 New Jersey mayors announce anti-crime plan

7-28-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The mayors of New Jersey's three largest cities are looking at ways to pool resources to tackle violent crime. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres spoke to reporters Monday ...

New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

7-27-14
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question smoldering on New Jersey's beaches as the state awaits a decision by Gov. Chris Christie on a bill that would greatly restrict lighting up on the sand. A bill passed in June ...

Unions ready to fight Christie pension system plan

7-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie plans to unveil a proposal for further changes to the state's pension system later this summer and unions for New Jersey's public workers have already been gearing up for a battle. The Republican governor ...
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NJ Sponsors House Unaccompanied Child Immigrants

7-25-14
Federal officials have sent about 1,500 unaccompanied children picked up by Border Patrol to stay with sponsors in New Jersey.
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Lawmakers Press For Federal Infrastructure Funding They’re Not Likely to Get

7-25-14
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez joined Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Parsippany to discuss the future of roadway funding.

House passes NJ legislator’s child abduction bill

7-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Congress has given final approval to a New Jersey's legislator's bill that seeks to prevent international parental child abductions. Rep. Chris Smith had pushed for the legislation for nearly five years, after his involvement ...
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HGH Use on the Rise for High Schoolers

7-25-14
According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, more high schoolers are reporting using synthetic human growth hormone.
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Political Roundtable: July 25, 2014

7-25-14
Democratic Strategist Bill Carauso and Republican Strategist Jeanette Hoffman discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams.

Former NJ water exec admits sample rigging

7-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former top official at a northern New Jersey municipal water authority has admitted to conspiring to manipulate and falsify drinking water test results. New Jersey's attorney general says 52-year-old William Mowell of Wyckoff ...

Federal board won’t stop move of ‘Dinky’ line

7-25-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A federal transportation board has ruled that New Jersey Transit doesn't need its permission to remove part of a small rail line connecting the Princeton campus and Princeton Junction station. The Surface Transit Board ruled ...