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Judge reduces ex-chief’s sentence in murder plot

4-27-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has reduced the prison sentence handed down to a former central New Jersey police chief who was convicted of plotting to kill his ex-wife. Philip Castagna received a 17-year state prison term for a conspiracy ...

New Jersey may see cleanup money as revenue source

4-27-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A change in New Jersey's proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year could result in a revenue windfall for the state at the expense of polluted communities. The change appears to allow the state to divert money from settlements ...

2 candidates vie to replace Booker as Newark mayor

4-26-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two candidates with deep Newark roots are vying to replace Cory Booker as mayor of New Jersey's largest city. The May 13 election is pitting Ras Baraka against Shavar Jeffries. The seat is currently held by an interim mayor. It ...
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Christie Visits Seaside Boardwalk Ahead of Summer Season

4-25-14
Gov. Christie visited Seaside Heights to see the progress made on the boardwalk, which was severely damaged by a fire in September.
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Asm. Caputo: Caesars’ NY Casino Bid is a Slap in the Face to NJ

4-25-14
Tourism and Gaming Committee Chair Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says that Caesars putting in a casino bid in New York is a slap in the face to New Jersey because it would take revenue away from the Garden State.

‘Family Guy’ flier spoofs Christie scandal

4-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — "The Family Guy" is taking on a New Jersey political scandal. A flier sent to Emmy voters asks them to name the show "best animated program." It warns, "Vote for us, or it's time for some traffic problems in Brentwood," a Los ...
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Political Roundtable: April 25, 2014

4-25-14
Republican Strategist Al Gaburo and Democratic Strategist Phil Alagia discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

New Jersey lawmakers subpoenaed on bridge probe

4-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating the traffic jams at the heart of the scandal engulfing Gov. Chris Christie say federal prosecutors have ordered them to share documents they have gathered. The committee co-chairs said in a ...
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Christie Addresses GWB at Brick Town Hall

4-24-14
Gov. Christie answered an audience member's question about the GWB lane closure controversy during his 120th town hall in Brick.
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Sen. Sweeney Gives Christie D- For Sandy Fund Distribution

4-24-14
Senate President Steve Sweeney says he gives Gov. Chris Christie a D- at best for his distribution of Sandy recovery funds.