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Republicans jump to Astorino’s defense

7-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, ...
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Community Leaders Say Federal Monitors Will Be Watched Closely

7-24-14
The federal Department of Justice is putting monitors in place to oversee the Newark Police Department. Community activists say they will be paying attention to the monitors' work.
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HHS Regional Director: 360,000 New Jerseyans Have Health Insurance Through Affordable Care Act

7-24-14
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Regional Director Dennis Gonzalez says about 360,000 people in New Jersey who were previously uninsured now have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.
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2012 Distracted Driving Law Rarely Used

7-24-14
Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis' Law was signed in July of 2012, but no one has been prosecuted in New Jersey.

Migrants in Puerto Rico to obtain driver’s license

7-24-14
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico has unveiled a system that will allow migrants living illegally in the U.S. territory to obtain a temporary driver's license. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Thursday that he expects more than 100,000 ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 24, 2014

7-24-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

North Jersey Jewish group to rally for Israel

7-24-14
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey will hold a solidarity rally for Israel. The rally will take place Thursday night at the Bergen Pac in Englewood. Speakers will include religious and political leaders. The ...

Groups tell lawmakers to overhaul bail system

7-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several advocacy groups are telling New Jersey lawmakers that they should move ahead with a constitutional amendment to eliminate the right to bail for people accused of crimes. But they told a state Senate committee hearing on ...
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Unions Oppose Private Company Running NJ Lottery

7-23-14
The Communications Workers of America and the AFL-CIO lost their appeal to block a 15-year private contract with Northstar Lottery Group to manage daily operations of New Jersey's lottery.
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Charities Help Fill Gaps for Sandy Victims

7-23-14
Those with homes that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy are getting help from charity groups when government programs haven't provided enough monetary help.