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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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Cake Boss in Westfield

Monday, September 09, 2013

The 'Cake Boss' opens a new joint in Westfield... and the blogs go wild.

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst to talk about the new Carlo's Bakery location - and how the Cake Boss has gotten involved with making political endorsements in New Jersey.

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Sen. Candidates Lonegan and Booker Clash Over Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan criticized Democratic opponent Cory Booker for not taking a stance on whether to use force in Syria.

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Why Students ... and Teachers Aren't All in Class by the First Day of School

Friday, September 06, 2013

WNYC

On the first day of school at Weequahic High School in Newark just 300 of the school's 600 students showed up. And about 30 classrooms throughout the district did not have a teacher. The district still hasn't hired those positions. 

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Newark: 10 Homicides in 10 Days

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The shooting of a 14-year old boy Wednesday evening in in the courtyard of Newark's Riverview Terrance housing complex is the city's tenth homicide in 10 days.

Police Director Samuel DeMaio says that while so many killings in just over a week is a horrible toll, it doesn't necessarily represent an uptick in violence. Newark is still on pace to have roughly the same number of homicides as last year.

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68% of Newark High School Students Chronic to Severely-Chronically Absent

Thursday, September 05, 2013

WNYC

The average student in New Jersey’s largest city was absent more than 15 days last year, according to a new report by Newark Public Schools.

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The Jersey Shore's Summer That Wasn't

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

WNYC

Despite $5.57 billion in federal disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Sandy, Seaside Heights and other nearby towns experienced a 40 percent drop-off in tourism-related businesses this summer.

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N.J. Senator Mendenez is Pro-Strike in Syria, Governor Christie Doesn't Comment

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

WNYC

As U.S. lawmakers face the heavy burden of deciding whether to back President Barack Obama's plan to strike Syria, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is calling for congressional action that goes beyond the question of whether to bomb targets in the country.

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Christie's Boardwalk Strolls: Governing or Campaigning?

Friday, August 30, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent the run-up to the Labor Day weekend making appearances at the Jersey Shore. And if you weren't at the shore to see the governor himself, you could see him everytime you turned on the TV

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72 Dolphins Wash Up Dead on New Jersey Beaches

Friday, August 30, 2013

WNYC

More than 70 dolphins have washed up dead on New Jersey beaches. Most are bottlenose dolphins, the mammals that star in movies and aquarium shows.

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With Slate Clean, a Jersey Shore Town Reimagines Itself

Friday, August 30, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Devastated by Sandy, Sea Bright is now casting an eye towards the future, using the storm as an opportunity to make it more livable, sustainable and resilient.

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Booker's Sexual Orientation Brought up in NJ Senate Race

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

The race between U.S. Senate hopefuls Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat Cory Booker has gotten personal. The issue is Booker’s sexual orientation.

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The "Best Tasting Water" in New Jersey

Thursday, August 29, 2013

This month, Livingston was presented with an award for having the "best tasting water" in the state by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Water Works Association. And earlier this summer, Facebook called Livingston one of the top-10 "fittest" cities in America.

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Newark Teachers Get $1.3 Million in Performance-Based Bonus Checks

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WNYC

More than $1.3 million in performance-based bonus checks are being issued to 190 teachers in Newark, N.J.

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Newark Police Department Limits Cooperation With Federal Immigration Agency

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The police department in Newark, N.J., has decided to limit its cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

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Back to School - With a "Shooter Drill" in West Orange

Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's sobering that one of our first back-to-school stories this August is all about a "shooter drill" in New Jersey. But that's the reality of back-to-school, 2013-style. This was a major school shooting simulation that took place at Liberty Middle School in West Orange on Tuesday. The story was reported by West Orange Patch.

 

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