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In Flooded New Jersey, No Oversight For Levees

Thursday, November 01, 2012

There's no state agency that regulates or maintains levees in the Garden State. But the flooding brought by Sandy will inevitably bring calls for more flood-protection systems.

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New Jersey Issues Water Advisory, Restrictions

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A boil water advisory has been issued for several municipalities in New Jersey, as the state continues to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Water-use restrictions statewide  having also been ordered to aid conservation amid possible shortages after superstorm Sandy.

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Gov. Christie Gets Close Up View of Sandy’s Destruction

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On Bordentown Road in the Old Bridge section of Sayreville, N.J.,  traumatized residents begged Governor Chris Christie to come and view what Sandy had wrought. What he saw was one home after another where the force of Sandy had moved homes off their foundations

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 'Postpones' Halloween

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The notoriously tough New Jersey governor said it was a "commonsense and necessary step" to keep citizens safe.

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VIDEO: Sandy's Damage As Seen From The Sky

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Footage taken from a National Guard Helicopter shows the power of Sandy's storm surge.

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Hurricane Sandy: Will the Utilities Do Any Better This Time?

Monday, October 29, 2012

With predictions of a potentially catastrophic storm hitting New Jersey, many residents probably will spend lot of time without any power this week.

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Track | Live Updates from #NJSandy

Sunday, October 28, 2012

NJ News Commons, based at Montclair State, monitors the hurricane recovery efforts and pulls together information from multiple news sources across the state.

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In NJ, Residents Prepare for the Worst

Saturday, October 27, 2012

In New Jersey, residents prepared for Hurricane Sandy as the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday.

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NJ Braces for Hurricane Sandy

Friday, October 26, 2012

Governor Chris Christie called for mandatory evacuations of barrier islands from Sandy Hook to Cape May.

Are you in a flood zone? Check out WNYC's NY-NJ storm surge map.

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Appellate Court Upholds NJ Superintendent Salary Caps

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ever since Gov. Chris Christie in late 2010 imposed tight limits on school superintendent pay, there was the presumption that this issue would ultimately have to be decided in the courts.

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NJ Court: Infertile Men, Women Not the Same

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Jersey's Supreme Court upheld a law Wednesday that critics say discriminates against infertile women — ruling that a woman uses a surrogate to give birth with someone else’s eggs cannot be considered the mother unless she adopts the child.

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NJ Assembly Looks Into Unspent Foreclosure Funds

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WNYC

The New Jersey Assembly held hearings Wednesday on the Christie administration's programs to reduce foreclosures in the state. The hearings focused on $300 million in aid from the federal government that was intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure.

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Journalists Blocked From Voters at NJ Polls on Election Day

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A federal judge in New Jersey is blocking a group of more than 100 newspapers from getting access to voters as they leave polling places on Election Day.

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NJ Woman Sues NBA for Gender Discrimination

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A New Jersey woman who worked for the NBA as a senior account executive filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the league.

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Water Companies Will Earn Faster ROI on Infrastructure Upgrades

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Parts of New Jersey's water and sewer systems are more than 100-years old. Given that the average usable life of pipe is about 50 years, this situation is an accident waiting to happen. Why don't the utilities move to address the problem? They're worried about how long it will take them to recoup their investments. But they now have one less thing to worry about: A state agency has made it possible for them to recover their money far faster.

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2 Teens Charged in Death of NJ Girl

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A New Jersey prosecutor says two teenage brothers have been charged with murdering a 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a recycling bin.

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The Legal Question for Camden: What Constitutes a Toxic School?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Does a child attending a low-performing New Jersey school district -- arguably the state’s lowest-performing district -- have a constitutional right to pursue a better education elsewhere?

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Facebook Foundation Turns Corner with Contribution to Newark Contract

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Foundation for Newark’s Future, the organization created to distribute Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark schools, hasn't exactly set the world ablaze.

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Kyrillos, 'Christie Friend,' Challenges Menendez for Senate Seat

Sunday, October 21, 2012

WNYC

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is waging a spirited campaign for re-election, despite holding an 18-point lead in the polls. He has more money and more name recognition than Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. But Kyrillos has his ace in the hole.

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Newark Teachers Contract, a Game-Changer for NJ's Often-Troubled School District

Friday, October 19, 2012

It is touted as a historic agreement, one that will remake how Newark teachers are judged and paid -- one that may even serve as a model for other school districts around the country.

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