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Booker Appears to Have an Unbeatable Lead

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Cory Booker continues to dominate the field, less than a week before the primary vote in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race to fill the seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.

A new Quinnipiac poll puts Booker at the top of the Democratic field with 54% of likely primary voters.

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A Debate With Full Attendance

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The first debate with all four Democratic candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey featured a lot of agreement on foreign policy issues but different ideas on how to fund education.

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Watch: NJ Senate Democratic Debate

Monday, August 05, 2013

NJ Spotlight

On Monday night, NJTV aired a debate of Democratic Senate hopefuls from the DuMont Television Center at Montclair State. Candidates Booker, Holt, Oliver and Pallone all attended. NJ Today host Mike Schneider and Record editorial page editor Alfred Doblin moderated.

 

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Senate Candidates Set to Debate Tonight

Monday, August 05, 2013

All four Democratic rivals for the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg will debate this evening at Montclair State University. This will mark the first time that frontrunner Cory Booker will be involved, after skipping earlier forums.

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Special Election Will Cost NJ Taxpayers - But How Much?

Monday, August 05, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to reimburse counties for the additional costs of holding two special elections to fill a Senate seat in New Jersey. But taxpayers are still footing the bill.

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Booker Criticized for Skipping NAACP Forum

Friday, August 02, 2013

Newark Mayor and Senate hopeful Cory Booker is facing criticism for skipping an NAACP forum for Democratic candidates in his own city last night.  He attended a campaign fundraiser in Jersey City with Oprah Winfrey instead.

Booker also missed a candidates debate last weekend.

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Business Slow at the Beach

Thursday, August 01, 2013

It's standard practice around this time of year. As we head into the home stretch of the summer beach season, it's expected that shops and restaurants along the Jersey shore will grumble about the weather and its impact on their bottom line. But this year, obviously, is very different.

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Republican U.S. Senate Hopefuls Struggle to Differentiate Themselves

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey hasn't sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate in more than three decades. In a News 12 debate between the Republican candidates Wednesday night, the two in the running had a hard time distinguishing themselves from each other.

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Christie's Concerns Over Expanding Medical Marijuana to Children

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WNYC

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is concerned about medical marijuana ending up in the hands of people it is not intended for if he approves a plan passed by the legislature to expand the program to children with certain debilitating illnesses. He says the bill is currently on his desk.

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Christie, in the Limelight Again, Signals His Presidential Hopes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WNYC

Governor Chris Christie is taking on Republican Rand Paul while still casting himself as a conservative.

Christie has been working on his national profile for more than a year now, but this time he's engaging in 2016 national primary politics while running for re-election in his own state.

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Two Days Left for Homeowners Affected by Sandy to Apply for Grants

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WNYC

The deadline for Sandy victims in New Jersey to apply for the Homeowner Resettlement Program is this Thursday, and Gov. Chris Christie said there is still money to distribute.

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Hear Why 3 of the 4 Democratic Senate Hopefuls Want Your Vote

Monday, July 29, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate hopefuls Rush Holt, Frank Pallone and Sheila Oliver wrapped up their debate over the weekend with statements about why they should get your vote. Hear what they each had to say.

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Sans Booker, Democratic Candidates Participate in First NJ Senate Debate

Sunday, July 28, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate hopefuls Rush Holt , Frank Pallone and Sheila Oliver took turns noting Booker's absence during the first formal debate to fill the late Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat in New Jersey.

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For This Homeowner, FEMA Maps Went Wrong Way

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WNYC

For most people, recent changes to FEMA maps bring good news – many homeowners have been moved to less-risky zones and therefore may not have to elevate their homes or make other costly changes. But in very rare cases, the risk rating has gone the other way.

 

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Jellies Thrive in Barnegat Bay

Thursday, July 25, 2013

According to several reports, the stinging jellyfish in Barnegat Bay are worse than ever this year. New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst speaks with Mary Mann of New Jersey News Commons about the bothersome jellies - and a study underway looking into why they are now here in such abundance.

 

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With National Backers, Advocates Make NJ Same-Sex Marriage a Priority

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WNYC

A number of national groups that support same-sex marriage joined advocates in New Jersey on Wednesday to launch a coalition to push for gay nuptials in the state. 

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Send in the Goats

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

AP

(The Associated Press)

Eleven Nubian goats from upstate New York are the first line of defense to save New Jersey's historic Fort Hancock from a poison ivy invasion.

The plants have overtaken the Sandy Hook mortar battery that defended New York Harbor during World War II.

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Report says Rutgers Needs More Oversight

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A report commissioned by Rutgers University recommends administrators take more control of the school's athletic department. The assessment also calls for top athletic officials to report to a senior university vice president. NPR's Joel Rose reports.

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Is Booker Really More Popular Outside of Newark Than Within?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

The last time Newark sent someone to the U.S. Senate, the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery had just been issued — 1863. And that could give Newark Mayor Cory Booker a boost in popularity as he runs for the U.S. Senate, says Clement Price. He is a History professor at Rutgers University and a longtime observer of Newark’s politics.

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Christie Announces Grants to Elevate Flood-Prone Homes

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced a program to provide residents of flood-prone areas grants of up to $30,000 to elevate their homes to protect them from future storms. Priority will be given to homeowners who suffered the most damage from Sandy and face the greatest risk of future flooding.

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