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Report: Red-light cameras reducing crashes

4-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Transportation Department officials have found fewer crashes at intersections equipped with red-light cameras in New Jersey. But the report also says the sample size is too small to draw conclusions. Officials say ...

NJ ex-judges worry about threats to independence

4-1-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers and retired judges say the independence of New Jersey's judicial branch is under attack and that changes should be made. They spoke Tuesday to a New Jersey Bar Association panel that is looking into the issue. The ...

Internet gambling no jackpot for NJ

4-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first few months of Internet gambling have been a bust for New Jersey. Online gaming is now projected to generate about $12 million during its first seven months. That's a far cry from the $180 million Gov. Chris Christie's ...
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More Sandy Grant Money Going to Essex Than Ocean, Monmouth Counties

3-31-14
Although Essex County sustained far less damage from Hurricane Sandy than Ocean and Monmouth counties, it is getting significantly more grant money through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program.
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Republican Strategist Says GOP’s Searching for 2016 Presidential Candidate

3-31-14
Republican Strategist Steve Some says the Republican Party is searching for a candidate that will win the 2016 presidential race. He says Gov. Christie or Florida Gov. Jed Bush could be good candidates.
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‘Empire on the Hudson’ Author: Breaking Up Port Authority Would Divert Attention

3-31-14
"Empire on the Hudson" author Jameson Doig says that proposing to break up the Port Authority would divert attention from issues Gov. Christie doesn't want in the public eye.

Christie’s bridge scandal lawyers to be subpoenaed

3-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee investigating a political payback operation carried out by Gov. Chris Christie's associates plans to subpoena documents and interviews from his lawyers. Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski ...

3 state legislators vie for open seat in Congress

3-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The surprise retirement announcement by Rep. Rush Holt in February set off a scramble to fill the 12th District seat held by the Democrat for nearly 20 years. Though as many as seven candidates expressed interest in succeeding ...

1 ex-NFLer leaving Congress from NJ, another runs

3-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — While one former Philadelphia Eagle player is preparing to leave a congressional seat from New Jersey, another is running. Garry Cobb is among the candidates who have filed petitions to represent New Jersey ahead of Monday's 4 ...

NJ prosecutors support legalizing pot

3-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors Association supports legalizing possession of marijuana. Seven members of the group's board of trustees voted to back the idea. Two were opposed and one member abstained. President ...