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Rutgers Changes a Few Lyrics - New Jersey Takes Notice

Thursday, September 26, 2013

During the Rutgers-Arkansas football game last Saturday, some new lyrics were unveiled for the university's alma mater. The idea was to drag Rutgers into the 21st century and make the words more gender-neutral.


Specifically, "My father sent me to old Rutgers, And resolved that I should be a man..." is now "From far and near we came to Rutgers, And resolved to learn all that we can."

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NJers to Face Higher Health Insurance Rates Than NYers

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A new report released this morning by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates New Jersey residents will face higher average rates than New Yorkers through health care exchanges that are being set up as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

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Poll Shows Tightening of Booker-Lonegan Race

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Newark Mayor Cory Booker continues to lead in the U.S. Senate race against his rival, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan. But Lonegan does seem to be picking up support.

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Deadline Approaches for Flood Insurance Appeals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Almost a year after the storm, Jersey shore residents and business owners are still fighting with their insurance companies over their Sandy damage claims.  They have just a few weeks left to file appeals of their flood insurance settlements, and many homeowners’ policies in New Jersey place a one year statute of limitations on filing lawsuits.

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New Jersey's Bargain-Basement Obamacare Campaign

Monday, September 23, 2013

WNYC

In New York, there's a slick ad campaign bombarding the airwaves, instructing the uninsured how to sign up for Obamacare beginning Oct. 1.

But In New Jersey, outreach is happening in a much less coordinated way, relying more on the networking ability of people like Enroll America's Tatiana Castrillon

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NJ Hospitals Create Largest Alliance in Nation

Friday, September 20, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Three New Jersey hospital systems have joined with four Pennsylvania systems to create the largest hospital alliance in the country, raising the possibility that they could quickly spread best practices — but also leading healthcare analysts to warn about the power of new hospital blocs.

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Buono Blasts Christie for Slow Sandy Recovery

Friday, September 20, 2013

WHYY

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono is hoping to tap into voters' frustrations with the slow pace of Sandy recovery by blasting Gov. Chris Christie for the bureaucracy and lack of transparency she says surround the state's major grant programs.

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Four Tiny School Districts To Vote on Merger

Friday, September 20, 2013

WNYC

The parking lot at Stockton Elementary, a four-room schoolhouse near the Delaware River, is also the playground. The school with no auditorium or cafeteria is its own school district.

It's asking voters on Sept. 24th to consolidate its district with three others in the area, but voters worry merging will mean losing local control.

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New Warnings About Salt Water

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The corrosive effect of salt water is being blamed for damage to infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy - - from the subway lines in Manhattan, to the Seaside boardwalk in New Jersey. WNYC's Janet Babin reports, property owners there were warned that equipment submerged in salt water should be replaced.

She says, "We do know that New Jersey issued a letter to everyone affected by the storm a few months after the storm, that gave guidance for what to do with electrical systems in the aftermath of Sandy and that letter said any equipment or receptacles that were submerged did have to be replaced within 90 days."

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NJ Boardwalk Fire Caused By Faulty Wiring

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The boardwalk fire that destroyed more than 50 businesses along the Jersey Shore was caused accidentally by wiring affected by Sandy, authorities said Tuesday.

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North Jersey Still Struggling to Recover Post-Sandy

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Most of the attention of the Sandy recovery efforts in New Jersey has been focused on hard-hit areas of the shore, but as state lawmakers heard last night, some northern parts of the state are also still suffering, and face unique challenges in preparing for future severe storms.

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After Flare-Up, Plans For Rebuilding

Monday, September 16, 2013

State officials will be on hand to offer assistance as rebuilding efforts get underway at the scene of the Seaside Park boardwalk fire.
  
Representatives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and other agencies will provide information to businesses and residents at the Seaside Heights Municipal Complex today.

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Fire Destroys Boardwalk Ravaged by Sandy

Friday, September 13, 2013

A raging fire has destroyed more than 50 local businesses and caused millions of dollars in damage in two Jersey shore resort towns
    
The fire destroyed the newly-rebuilt Seaside Park section of the boardwalk Thursday, but makeshift sand dunes saved the northern portion in neighboring Seaside Heights.

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Seaside Park Fire: Firefighters Confronted Unique Issues

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This article has been updated with information about water issues firefighters encountered.

A 6-alarm fire that erupted Thursday on a newly rebuilt boardwalk on the Jersey shore is mostly contained, with officials now beginning to investigate the cause. The fire started in Seaside Park and spread to parts of Seaside Heights.  The fire leveled more than 50 local businesses in Seaside Park, causing millions of dollars in damage.

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Wanna pray? There's an App for That

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Orthodox Judaism meets high-tech innovation. "Wanna Pray" is the sassy name of a new app designed by Linden, New Jersey-based app creator, Josh Weiss. He's also vice president of his Orthodox synagogue.

New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst speaks about the new app with Mary Mann, with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University.

 

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NJ Homeowners Scratch Heads Over Sandy Aid

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Alexis Norton sat at a table in a realtor's office in Little Egg Harbor, N.J., this week, swapping stories with several friends about rebuilding their Sandy-damaged homes.

Among the topics covered: flood insurance maps, local bureaucracy and confusion over the status of her applications with several of the state’s federally ...

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Why Hoboken Doesn't Have Its 9/11 Memorial Yet

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WNYC

Twelve years after the September 11 attacks, Hoboken still has not built a permanent memorial to commemorate the 57 residents who died in the attacks.

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Christie Offers More Buyouts in Town Hit Hard by Sandy

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has offered voluntary buyouts to another set of homeowners in Sayreville, a northern New Jersey town that experienced massive flooding from the Raritan River.

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12 Years Later, 9-11 Remains Still Making Their Way to Families

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WNYC

Twelve years after the September 11th attacks, the loved ones of 9/11 victims are still getting calls from the New York City Medical Examiner's Office about identified remains.

Sandra Grazioso from Clifton, N.J., said her family got one of those calls last week. Two more body parts belonging to one of her sons had been identified.

“An upper arm and shoulder and a tooth,” Grazioso said. “A molar.”

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10 Bucks for a Multi-Million Dollar Name

Monday, September 09, 2013

What's in a name?  Well, if the name is as iconic as World Trade Center there's quite a lot to it.

In 1986, the Port Authority quietly sold off the rights to the name "World Trade Center" for 10 dollars. That's according to an investigation by the Record of Bergen County.

The name was sold to a non-profit organization which the Port Authority now pays thousands of dollars every year to use.

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