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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.
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Municipalities Mull Over Offering Liquor Licenses

7-23-14
In New Jersey, liquor licenses can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and some municipalities decide not to offer any to businesses.

Federal highway official faces wire fraud charges

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Wire fraud charges have been filed against a federal official accused of using a straw company to get grant funds that he also oversaw as part of his job. Federal prosecutors say Lawrence Cullari Jr., the assistant division ...

Port Authority approves new chairman Degnan

7-23-14
NEW YORK (AP) — John Degnan has taken over as the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority's board of commissioners on Wednesday formally approved the former New Jersey attorney general to head the bistate ...

Mayor: 6 potential buyers for Revel casino

7-23-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's mayor says there are six potential buyers for the Revel Casino Hotel, which is up for sale next month at a bankruptcy auction. Don Guardian also says his administration has been in talks with the current ...

Feds launch investigation into Newark schools

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating after parents alleged that Newark's school re-organization plan discriminates against black students. The U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights says it is investigating whether ...