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As Pipeline Expands, Questions Raised Over Who Protects NJ Water

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Highlands Region in the northwest corner of New Jersey provides water for more than 5 million households in the state. A utility company, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, is expanding the natural gas line that runs through the environmentally protected area. The fight over the project has become the centerpiece of why environmentalists complain about Governor Chris Christie's tenure.

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Newark Promoting Urban Farms

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WNYC

Newark got close to $90,000 from the USDA to promote farmer’s markets through “culturally appropriate marketing." And for the first time starting this June, the city’s 77,000 residents on food stamps will be able to use them at each of the cities community-run farmer's markets.

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Healy Success His Own Demise

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Jeremiah Healy attracted newcomers to Jersey City, and that just might have been his downfall.

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Sandy's 'Forgotten Child' Struggles to Recover

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

Most of the attention on Sandy’s impact has focused on coastal areas, but several inland towns were also devastated, including the small, Bergen County borough of Moonachie.

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Watch Live: Submerged Seaside Heights Roller Coaster Removed

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WATCH LIVE: The partially submerged Seaside Heights roller coaster is being excavated from the ocean at this hour. The hulking frame of the Jet Star has become a symbol of Sandy's destruction along the Jersey Shore.

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Submerged Seaside Heights Roller Coaster to Be Removed

Monday, May 13, 2013

The roller coaster in Seaside Heights, N.J., that has become the symbol of Sandy’s wrath along the Jersey Shore is finally being removed from its watery grave this week. “Once we have fully rebuilt Casino Pier it will be some sort of memorial or tribute to the storm and the resiliency of the Jersey Shore,” said Casino Piers spokeswoman Toby Wolf.

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NJ Supreme Court Wades Into Dune Debate

Monday, May 13, 2013

The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that could make it more costly for towns to build protective dunes on the beach.

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Christie Gets Bariatric Surgery to Slim Down, But Many Candidates Lack Access to Procedure

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has undergone lap-band surgery in a bid to lose weight. The various procedures — known collectively as bariatric surgery — have a mixed record, but they've grown more popular as the nation grapples with increasing obesity rates. Even so, these operations are not an option for many of the country’s most obese.

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Auctioning Comics to Restore Jersey Shore Staple Post-Sandy

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Comics have always been a big deal to the men in Brick Wenzel’s family. But when Sandy devastated his home and his business, Wenzel realized that the books had more than sentimental value – they had quite a bit of monetary value as well.

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Christie on His Weight: 'It's Not a Career Issue'

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said his decision to undergo gastric band surgery to lose weight was not a career move — and that he has no interest in becoming a role model. 

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'A Generation of Untrained Scientists' After $1.6 Billion in Cuts to Biomedical Research

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

WNYC

It means hundreds of labs will have to shut down – years of medical research sitting on shelves until funding comes back.

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Thousands Flock to Jersey Shore for Post-Sandy Marathon

Sunday, May 05, 2013

About 12,000 runners competed in the New Jersey Marathon Sunday amid cheering crowds and tighter security. It was the first marathon in New Jersey since Sandy devastated the Shore, and since last month's bombings at the Boston marathon.

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New Cops Hit the Streets in Camden

Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Camden City Police Department is no more. In its place is a special Metro Division of a new county-run force. The move is aimed at helping the city, which has struggled with high crime rates for years and budget problems that led to police layoffs.

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Ghosts of Sneakers Past

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

WNYC

The cover of Boston magazine's May issue is a photo of running shoes worn by people who ran the marathon. In New Jersey, shoes are drawing an emotional reaction from young people who are walking a trail of shoes that represent lives lost to gun violence.

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Gov. Christie Outlines Sandy Recovery Plan

Monday, April 29, 2013

Six months after Sandy, Governor Chris Christie’s message to New Jersey residents is that more help is on the way. 

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NJ 'Storm Czar' Speaks Out on Sandy Recovery

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

With $37 billion at his fingertips, Marc Ferzan is managing a budget of federal aid money that’s more than the entire state of New Jersey spends in an average year. He's also been operating largely behind the scenes and out of the public eye.

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Will Betting on Gambling Pay Off for Atlantic City?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Christie administration is betting on the gambling economy.

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Sisters of Boston Bombing Suspects Express Sorrow

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The sisters of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects say it saddens them "to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act."

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A Spin on Eminent Domain: Newark Considers a Controversial Approach to (Maybe) Stop Banks from Foreclosing

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WNYC

Under eminent domain city governments have the power to take private property for the benefit of the public. Activists in New Jersey argue that preventing foreclosures is a public benefit, and they want city officials to tap into their eminent domain power to buy homes from banks that are on the brink of foreclosure. The twist: the city would allow the current homeowners to stay in their home.

Newark City Council members are intrigued by the idea.

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Christie Pushes for NJ Gun Control But Balks at Federal Law

Friday, April 19, 2013

WNYC

Governor Chris Christie is proposing several bills to tighten his state's already tough gun laws. But the potential presidential contender in 2016 is leery of the push for federal reforms.

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