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Contract awarded for wider parkway

7-30-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Another section of the Garden State Parkway is getting an extra lane in southern New Jersey. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has awarded a $41.3 million contract to a company to add the third lane between Galloway ...

24 Albanians graduate from National Guard school

7-30-14
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's National Guard has trained 24 soldiers from Albania to become officers. They graduated from the state's National Guard Officer Candidate School during a ceremony in Lawrence on Tuesday. Officials say it's the ...

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

7-30-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers ...
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NTSB Discusses Causes of Paulsboro Derailment

7-29-14
The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that both Conrail and Paulsboro bear some blame for the train derailment in December 2012.
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Asm. Burzichelli’s Offended By Information in NTSB Paulsboro Investigation Report

7-29-14
Assemblyman John Burzichelli says he is offended by some of what he saw in the report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) about the Paulsboro train derailment investigation.
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Illegal Dumping Brings Hefty Fines

7-29-14
New Jersey has issued more than $2 million in fines for companies illegally dumping and stockpiling in Newark.

Republicans: Protect Atlantic City casinos

7-29-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some Republican state lawmakers are pushing to continue barring casinos anywhere in New Jersey except Atlantic City for two more years. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said ...

Court approves Christie’s pick for Rutgers board

7-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A court has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie had the right to appoint his choice of members to a Rutgers Board of Governors in 2012, despite a legal objection from the president of the state Senate. Tuesday's appeals court ...

Cops: Man stole grandma’s car, sold it for heroin

7-29-14
WYCKOFF, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man stole his grandmother's car from a church parking lot last month and sold it for cash and heroin. Wyckoff police say 22-year-old township resident Arthur Garlick is charged with auto ...

Police officer admits sharing confidential data

7-29-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer has admitted sharing confidential information from a police database with someone who then passed it on to a third person who was the target of an investigation. Ryan Eastridge pleaded ...