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1st modular homes built after Sandy in Union Beach

6-18-14
UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Two families will move into the first modular homes built after Superstorm Sandy caused destruction in Union Beach. New Jersey's first lady Mary Pat Christie will be on hand Wednesday to welcome the families home. The ...

NJ National Guard troops shipping off for Mideast

6-18-14
FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) — More than 450 New Jersey National Guard troops are preparing to deploy to Qatar (GUH'-tur). The state's adjutant General, Brig. Gen Michael Cunniff, will join families and friends to say goodbye to the unit at Fort Dix on ...

Lockheed Martin inks Army deal for $35.7 million

6-18-14
SALINA, N.Y. (AP) — Lockheed Martin has landed a $35.7 million contract with the Pentagon to produce mobile, ground-based radar. The units are designed to operate with such weapons defense systems as HAWK and Patriot missiles. The radar can detect ...

Sweeney proposes budget to fund pensions

6-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Senate President Stephen Sweeney has proposed an alternative to Gov. Chris Christie's budget that would raise taxes on the state's wealthiest residents to fund a required pension system payment. Sweeney unveiled his budget ...
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Christie Extends Narcan Pilot Program Statewide

6-17-14
Gov. Christie ordered the pilot program that provides police officers and EMTs the heroin antidote Narcan expanded to all 21 counties.
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Officials Look for New Uses for Bears Stadium

6-17-14
Since the Newark Bears no longer play at the stadium in Newark, officials are searching for alternative uses to help reduce the cost of upkeep.
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Online Gambling Tax Revenues Falling Short of Expectations

6-17-14
The amount of tax revenue brought to New Jersey through online gaming has been lackluster since it was legalized.
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LG Public Affairs VP: LG’s Willing to Negotiate Englewood Cliffs Headquarters Height

6-17-14
LG Electronics USA, Inc. Public Affairs Vice President John Taylor says LG is willing to negotiate with those who oppose the height of the building plan for its headquarters in Englewood Cliffs.

New Jersey expands anti-overdose pilot

6-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says the nation needs to change the way it responds to drug addiction. The governor held a news conference Tuesday at a Trenton drug treatment center to announce the statewide expansion of a pilot program ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 17, 2014

6-17-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.