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Debris Removal Firm Has Deep NJ Political Ties, Report Finds

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Christie administration was quick to sign up with a Florida firm to help clean up the state after Sandy. The firm, Ashbritt, specializes in expediting Federal Emergency Management Agency payments for debris removal for local governments. It also has given close to $300,000 dollars to both the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, according to The Star-Ledger.

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Wave of Out-of-State Builders Has NJ on Guard

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New Jersey is seeing an unprecedented wave of home improvement contractors from out-of-state, looking to cash in on repairing the tens of thousands of homes damaged by Sandy, according to state officials. The state's Division of Consumer Affairs is warning that failure to do some basic research could cost home owners dearly.

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Senator Menendez Returns to DC Amidst Ethics Review

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez heads back to Washington Monday as questions over his relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a long time friend and major campaign donor from Florida, continue to attract scrutiny.

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Hoboken Slowly Getting Back to Normal

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Three months after Sandy sent floodwaters streaming through the streets of Hoboken, things look mostly back to normal. But behind the scenes, the recovery continues.

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Christie: NJ Adopting Feds' Advisory Flood Maps

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Governor Chris Christie says New Jersey is adopting the advisory flood maps released last month by the federal government to help guide rebuilding following Sandy.

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Seaside Heights Faces ‘Economic Suicide’ If Boardwalk Isn’t Rebuilt by May

Friday, January 18, 2013

The iconic boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore is being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Sandy. Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers says the boardwalk should be restored by Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.

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Christie Takes Aim At Gun Violence and NRA

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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In response to the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting, Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a panel to evaluate current gun laws in the state.

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Sandy Aid Debate Heats Up in the House

Monday, January 14, 2013

This weekend, in several towns hit hard by Sandy in both New York and New Jersey, residents turned out at impromptu "Walk A Mile In Our Shoes" rallies aimed at keeping pressure on Washington to pass the $50.7 billion dollar relief bill.

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Christie State of the State Focuses on Re-Building

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign with a State of the State address that viewed his governorship through his own rosy lens and repeated his campaign mantra that everything the state needs – including a massive rebuilding effort after Sandy – can be achieved without raising taxes.

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Christie's State of the State Address to Stick to Sandy Rebuild Theme

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

The pomp and circumstance of the 2013 Governor's State of the State address comes in an election year in which both the governorship and the entire state legislature are up for grabs.

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Watch and Chat Live: NJ State of the State Address

Monday, January 07, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to address the state's efforts at rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, as well as his contentious proposal to cut taxes in the year ahead. Watch the address and chat live with us.

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Most Eligible Newark Teachers Take a Pass on New Bonus Program

Friday, January 04, 2013

As Newark’s landmark teachers contract begins to be implemented, only about 20 percent of district teachers who can opt to earn bonuses for exemplary evaluations and service in hard-to-fill slots have actually decided to do so.

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Budget Cuts Loom as Shortfall Tops $700M

Friday, January 04, 2013

With New Jersey facing a $705 million budget shortfall that could easily double by June, the Senate Democratic budget chairman yesterday called upon the Christie administration to lay out a plan to close the gap before the size of the deficit becomes virtually unmanageable.

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Sandy Aid Delay Felt on Main Street

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The delay in billions of dollars in Sandy disaster aid is hurting the finances of scores of municipalities throughout the region and adding uncertainty for tens of thousands of small businesses in those towns.

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Union Fights Computer Learning that Replaces Teachers

Thursday, January 03, 2013

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New Jersey's largest teacher's union has gone to court to close a Newark charter school where students spend hours each day in front of a computer screen.

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Inside the Meeting With John Boehner: NJ Congressman Frank LoBiondo on Sandy Aid

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Jersey and New York's congressional representatives from both sides of the aisle are blasting the House Republican leadership's decision to keep the Sandy aid bill from getting a vote on Tuesday.

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Newly Consolidated Princeton Greets New Year

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Princeton borough and township became one Princeton on January 1, using the borough form of government. The new mayor and council were sworn in as part of a celebration that included a “Consoli-Cake.”

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FEMA Flood Maps Point to Changes in Coastal Construction

Monday, December 24, 2012

As homeowners who suffered losses from Sandy start to rebuild following the storm, FEMA has released new flood maps for ten coastal counties in New Jersey. New maps for New York City and Westchester are expected soon.

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In Return To Sayreville, Town Looks All But Abandoned

Saturday, December 22, 2012

WNYC

Sayreville was one of the first places Governor Christie went to survey post Sandy damage in the days after the storm. Now, in the hard hit section of town near Raritan Bay, the houses stand empty and the attention is gone.

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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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