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NJ Prosecutors Who Make Errors Aren't Disciplined, Report Finds

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A report found that New Jersey prosecutors — whose mistakes may lead to convictions that are reversed on appeal — were never disciplined for their in-court errors.

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Cost of Subsidizing Offshore Wind May Have Hit a Downdraft

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The developer of the state’s first offshore wind farm is telling regulatory officials that the project's impact on ratepayers will be significantly lower than a similarly scaled initiative in Rhode Island, which is likely to be the first operating wind farm off the East Coast.

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Getting Out the School Board Vote in the Garden State

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

While the presidential election in November is getting all the headlines, another landmark vote will be taking place on November 6 that is struggling to grab people's attention.

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Senate Committee Takes Up More Than a Dozen Bills for Alternative-Fueled Vehicles

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Jersey has one of the most ambitious clean energy programs in the nation, but some have criticized the state for not doing enough to promote the development of electric vehicles and other alternative-fueled cars.

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Culture of Corruption in North Bergen

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Hudson County town of North Bergen is so corrupt that town officials used city employees to get themselves re-elected, handed out no-show jobs and made electioneering part of keeping of those jobs, according to a report in the Star-Ledger

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Camden Set to Impose Nighttime Curfew

Friday, September 14, 2012

The city of Camden, N.J, is imposing a curfew on businesses including restaurants and retailers, starting on Monday.

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NJ Poll Shows Obama with an Advantage

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Fairleigh Dickinson Poll shows President Barack Obama leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a whopping 14 percent among likely Garden State voters.

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Food Policy Councils: A New Model for Fighting Hunger and Disease

Friday, September 14, 2012

A handful of anti-hunger advocates in New Jersey have decided that it's time for a new model when it comes to addressing issues of food security.

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NJ Begins Planning for the Next Major Storm

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Warning that extreme weather is here to stay, state regulatory officials yesterday began weighing steps that New Jersey electric utilities should take to improve response times when restoring power to customers.

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Some Lukoil Stations Hike Prices Up to $8 a Gallon in Protest

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

About 30 Lukoil gas station operators in New Jersey are staging a protest Wednesday by raising prices up to $8 for a gallon to call attention to what they say is unfair pricing by the Russian oil company.

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NJ Schools Prepare to Implement New Teacher Evaluations

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Jersey’s plans for having a statewide teacher evaluation system in place by 2013-2014 goes full throttle this year, with every school district in the state being required to start putting the key pieces in place.

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Christie Defends Rosy Tax Revenue Estimate

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defended his estimates of how much tax revenue the state will collect by December — but the governor’s call for a tax cut is in jeopardy because the state may be short $253 million of projections, a report released Monday found.

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Angry Critics Call NJ's Blueprint for Growth Too Radical

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Christie administration’s draft strategic investment plan is touted by officials as a blueprint for spurring economic development in New Jersey, a goal seemingly embraced by many.

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More Than the Shore: NJ Struggles to Capitalize on Historic Past

Monday, September 10, 2012

Given New Jersey's rich historic heritage, tourism could be more than the Jersey Shore. But even before the economic downturn, many involved with “heritage tourism” were concerned about some trends in how travelers view art and history.

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Trenton Mayor Arrested in Corruption Probe

Monday, September 10, 2012

Federal agents have arrested the mayor of New Jersey's capital city as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.

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A Slamming Good Time On The Jersey Shore

Friday, September 07, 2012

At the Keansburg Amusement Park in Keansburg, N.J., the "Bumper Car Psychos" have been crashing their way to fame since 1996. Every Friday night, Tom Mgerack and Keith Van Brunt cruise the track in their favorite cars, grinning from ear to ear as they slam their targets into the wall.

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The Life and Death of Newark's Eighteenth Avenue School

Friday, September 07, 2012

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After more than 130 years in Newark’s Central Ward, the Eighteenth Avenue School didn't open its doors to new and returning students on Thursday.

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Special Report: Staffing Newark's Quitman Street School to Succeed

Friday, September 07, 2012

Quitman, a school in Newark’s high-crime, high-poverty Central Ward, has become a symbol of a new push to turn around the city’s struggling schools by closing down the worst of them and replacing staff at others.

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Christie Admin Wants Tougher Penalties When Utilities Are Slow to Restore Service

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The state’s four electric utilities would face stiffer penalties if they fail to quickly implement restoration plans in the event of severe storms, according to a recommendation introduced by the Christie administration. The governor wants the Legislature to move rapidly on the proposal, enacting it into law this fall.

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N.J. Mayor Booker Backs Democratic Party Platform

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., presented the Democratic Party platform this week at the convention in Charlotte, N.C. Booker tells Steve Inskeep the economy is in a much better place than it was four years ago when Barack Obama first ran for president.

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