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Joe DiVincenzo Kicks Off Reelection Campaign

12-9-13
Despite having actively supported Republican Gov. Chris Christie, Democrats came out in support of Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo's campaign kickoff.

NJ Gov. Christie visit to Vermont closed to media

12-9-13
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermonters who didn't pay ticket prices of up to $10,000 to hear New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speak during an upcoming visit likely won't get to hear him via the media. That's because the state Republican party has ...

Facilities Grants Will Complete Most Needed School Construction Projects

12-9-13
School facilities grants will address all Level 1 applications for construction projects, which are considered those of most critical need.

Essex County exec to kick off re-election

12-9-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A powerful North Jersey Democrat who endorsed Republican Gov. Chris Christie is seeking a fourth term. Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo Jr. will announce his re-election bid Monday. The announcement at Essex County ...

Port Authority execs differ over GWB lane closings

12-9-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says he was unaware of any traffic study being undertaken when two lanes to the George Washington Bridge were shut without notice for four days in ...

Booker, once-famous ‘snow samaritan,’ offers again

12-8-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, who rose to fame as the mayor of Newark, N.J., by once personally shoveling residents' snow, is offering again. Booker, who has 1.4 million followers on Twitter, exchanged messages with a resident of Mt. ...

NJ peace activists remember Nelson Mandela

12-8-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — About three dozen peace activists held a remembrance march in Newark Sunday for South African leader Nelson Mandela. Some members of the group held signs that said 'never forget Mandela.' Others spoke of how those who frequently ...

NJ Latino rights group seeks answers on shooting

12-8-13
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Latino-rights organization is calling for an investigation into a recent incident in which a man was shot and killed by police after he allegedly attacked an officer with a knife. The Latino Leadership ...

NJ Gov. Christie stumps for Otter in N. Idaho

12-7-13
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has endorsed Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter for a third team at a Republican party campaign fundraising event in northern Idaho. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/IJwObN) the ...

Newark’s interim mayor shaking up City Hall

12-7-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — When City Councilor Luis Quintana was sworn in as Newark's interim mayor, he was expected to keep a steady hand on government. Instead, he's shaking up City Hall. Quintana took over last month after Mayor Cory Booker was elected ...