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Weixian Concentration Camp Survivor Gives Thanks to Her Heroes

Former state Assemblywoman Mary Previte grew up in China, the daughter of missionaries. When she was just 9 years old, her boarding school was taken over by Japanese soldiers immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

ELEC Can Perform Most Functions Without All Commissioners

Election Law Enforcement Commission Executive Director Jeff Brindle said without a full complement of commissioners ELEC cannot issue fines, but it can perform most other functions.

Jersey City Gets Grant for More Firefighters Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary

Days before the 15th anniversary of 9/11, New Jersey’s two U.S. senators announced an $8.4 million federal SAFER grant for the Jersey City Fire Department, which will allow them to retain 45 currently working firefighters and hire 16 new ones.

Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy Outlines Economic Proposals

Phil Murphy said he wants to create New Jersey's first public bank, attract new jobs without corporate tax breaks and expand STEM curriculum for K-12 students.

Lawmakers Approve Bill to Help Pharmacists Dispense EpiPen Alternatives

The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee approved a bill that would help pharmacists dispense alternatives to EpiPens after Mylan increased the cost of the devices.

Legislation Would Ensure Fertility Treatments Are Covered

New Jersey’s current state mandate says insurance kicks in only after a woman has proved her infertility by one or two years of “unprotected sex with a man,” depending on the woman’s age. There’s no allowance for families that don’t include a male partner.

Bill: Forgive Loans If Student Dies or Becomes Permanently Disabled

The Assembly Committee on Higher Education moved a bill forward that would require the Higher Education Student Assistance Agency to forgive debt if a student dies or becomes permanently disabled.

Bridgegate Co-Conspirators to Remain Secret

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia decided that the list of co-conspirators in Bridgegate will remain secret. Potential jurors will be questioned Sept. 12 and the trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 19.

Christie Calls for Demolition of Three Government Buildings in Trenton

Gov. Christie said he is going to demolish the state Health Department building, the Agriculture building and the Division of Taxation building, moving them to a new, smaller state office complex.

Why Does Roadwork Cost More in New Jersey?

Experts say roadwork costs more in New Jersey because of old infrastructure and because the high volume of traffic requires night and weekend work, which is more expensive.