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Analysis: Is More Flooding the New Normal for NJ?

Friday, December 21, 2012

High wind and heavy rain caused delays at local airports, thousands of power outages throughout our region, and flooding in places along the shore in New Jersey Friday.

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At Town Hall, Christie Receives Praise for Handling of Sandy

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting since Sandy caused major damage to the state. He told the town hall audience in Belmar that the state still has "big problems and big challenges" to deal with seven weeks after the storm.

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Judge: Newark Must Release Facebook Grant Emails

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A judge has ordered Newark Mayor Cory Booker to release internal emails related to a $100 million grant to the city's schools made by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker to Explore Senate Run

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Newark Mayor Corey Booker says he'll explore a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.  The seat is currently held by Frank Lautenberg, 88, who hasn't said he'll resign. 

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Christie Announces Support for Sandy-Stricken Small Businesses

Friday, December 14, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared Friday afternoon in the storm-battered beach town of Seabright to announce a series of measures to help small business owners get back on their feet.

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NJ Facing Major Fiscal Crisis in Years Ahead, Panel Reports

Friday, December 14, 2012

New Jersey faces staggering long-term fiscal problems, with pension and health benefit liabilities, infrastructure, and other budget needs adding up to more than $200 billion in future program costs, according to a blue-ribbon budget study released yesterday.

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Hoboken Mayor Seeks Aid from Congress

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sandy caused more than $100 million in damages to Hoboken, according to the city's mayor, Dawn Zimmer. She presented her case for federal assistance before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Thursday.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Says He's 'Considering' a Run for Governor

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker said that he is considered challenging New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his seat because of vast policy differences between them.

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Analysis: Booker’s Political Fortunes

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Newark City Mayor Cory Booker’s is a politician on the rise. The Democrat’s name is often mentioned for higher office, and this year he spoke at his party's convention. But some of his actions closer to home have been controversial, raising questions about his future prospects.

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Mom And Pop And Hoboken: Portraits In Mile Square City

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Frank Sinatra's hometown is swiftly morphing into a commuter hub. What does that mean for the longstanding business owners? It's hard enough to survive the economy, let alone Hurricane Sandy.

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N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Federal taxpayers will pay the lion's share of the restoration for the Jersey shore damage caused by Sandy. But since most of those who will benefit are private landowners on the shore, one N.J. lawmaker wants to prohibit the shore towns from charging access fees to their public beaches.

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Locals Blast JCP&L

Monday, December 10, 2012

More than a hundred people turned out Monday night in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, at the first of a series of public hearings by the state's Board of Public Utilities, as part of a review of how the state's power companies handled Sandy.

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Christie Says Aid Request Allows NY-NJ to Use Funds How 'We See Fit'

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Monday that he's happy with the roughly $60 billion that the Obama Administration has proposed for hurricane relief — even though it's a far cry from the $82 billion that the region requested.

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NJ Governor Nominates 2 to State Supreme Court

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has nominated two people to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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Ten Years to Rebuild Smarter, More Resilient Jersey Shore, Experts Say

Monday, December 10, 2012

It will take a decade to rebuild the Jersey Shore, and when it is done its economy may be different and there may be a much smaller population, according to a disaster expert who oversaw the recovery of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Public Gets Turn to Chime in on Utilities' Post-Sandy Performance

Monday, December 10, 2012

Last week, the state legislature weighed in on the post-Sandy performance of the power utilities. This week it's the public's turn.

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On 'The Daily Show,' Christie Defends Relationship With Obama

Friday, December 07, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he is hopeful that the federal government will give his state the money that it needs to recover from Sandy — and defended his relationship with President Barack Obama during his appearance on "The Daily Show" Thursday.

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Citing New Concerns About Costs, Christie Vetoes Health Benefit Exchange Bill -- Again

Friday, December 07, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the Legislature’s health benefit exchange bill on Wednesday, saying he wants answers to questions about the potential cost to the state of the exchange -- a key component of the Affordable Care Act.

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Barrier Islands Gas and Water Update

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The New Jersey barrier island communities hit hardest by Sandy won't see full natural gas service until after Christmas, while full water lines may not get installed until after the New Year.

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Christie Vetoes State-Run Health Exchange Bill

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation establishing a state-run health insurance exchange in line with the Affordable Care Act.

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