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Police Car Chase Injures 3 Pedestrians

Thursday, August 30, 2012

For the third time in two weeks, police chases in and around Newark, N.J., have resulted in serious injuries.

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NJ Six Flags Combining Wild Safari Into World's Largest Theme Park

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey said it is combining the wild safari with its amusement and water parks to create an attraction they say will be the world's largest theme park.

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Newark School Renovation Project Greeted With Kudos and Criticisms

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A year ago, the Wilson Avenue School in Newark was the poster child for many of New Jersey's city schools -- after it was socked by the winds and rains of Hurricane Irene and forced to close for four months before students could return.

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Before Convention, Christie Launches New Social Media Accounts

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Gov. Christie has launched new Twitter and Tumblr accounts to provide information on his keynote address and his travels surrounding the Republican National Convention.

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County Chair: Booker Weighs Bid for NJ Gov in '13

Friday, August 24, 2012

A New Jersey Democratic county chairman says Newark Mayor Cory Booker has told him he's considering running for governor against Chris Christie in 2013.

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TSA Retraining Officers in Newark, Elsewhere Following Reports of Racial Profiling

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Transportation Security Administration is ordering officers nationwide to undergo retraining because of reports of racial profiling at several airports — including Newark Liberty International.

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Lawsuit Claims Halfway House Operating Illegally

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The union representing correction officers in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit that seeks to end a contract between Essex County and a private company that operates halfway houses.

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Christie Signs Higher Education Merger Bill

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveled through the state Wednesday as he signed a hard-won higher education restructuring bill.

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Six Flags to End Safari Drive-Thrus

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey will be closing its animal sanctuary a month early this season and says in the future it will no longer let visitors drive their own vehicles through the park.

Share your stories about visiting Wild Safari through the years.

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Deflecting Criticism, Christie Says NJ Comeback 'Has Begun'

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday batted down criticism from Democrats who've raised alarms about the rise in unemployment and decline of tax revenue in the state. 

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Crime-Riddled N.J. City Considers Axing Police Force

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Supporters of a regional police force in New Jersey are pulling together a plan to replace Camden's police department with a new division operated by the county. Some Camden residents, however, fear the move could jeopardize public safety in a city already ravaged by crime.

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NJ Jobless Rate Spikes, Putting the ‘Comeback’ in Doubt

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Jersey's unemployment rate jumped from 9.6 to 9.8 percent in July, a level not seen since the 1970s according to the state's Department of Labor. The latest number is being used by Democrats to counter Gov. Chris Christie's claim the state is on a "comeback."

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Plastic v. Paper: NJ Legislature Readies to Tackle Battle of the Bags

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

They supermarket debate of paper vs. plastic could get complicated, and costly. Seven bills currently pending in the New Jersey Legislature call for a ban or fees on plastic grocery bags.

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Compose Christie's #Keynote: Your Suggestions

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. What should the rising Republican star say? We asked you to compose @GovChristie's GOP keynote in 140 characters. Here are some highlights.

Tweet us @WNYC or leave us comments.

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News Analysis: Romney’s VP Choice Limits Christie’s Options

Monday, August 13, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision to choose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate limits Christie’s options for a future presidential run and immediately shifts the focus in New Jersey to Christie’s 2013 gubernatorial reelection campaign.

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Notable New Brunswick Music Venue Set to Re-Open

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A gritty New Brunswick, N.J, rock club, which shuttered in January, is getting ready for an encore.

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Questioning Gov. Christie's Commitment to Transparency

Friday, August 10, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto of a financial disclosure bill for hospitals has healthcare advocates up in arms -- and doubting his public stand on transparency. They say the proposed transparency requirements are necessary to ensure that for-profit hospitals do not operate under a veil of secrecy that could endanger patients and workers by putting profit before both.

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Judge: Giants, Jets Suit Over Megamall Premature

Thursday, August 09, 2012

A judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by the New York Giants and New York Jets to halt a megamall in New Jersey's Meadowlands, though the teams can still file legal challenges.

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Assembly Committee Says Towns Should Be Allowed to Keep Affordable Housing Funds -- for Now

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Municipalities should not be forced to surrender their affordable housing funds to the state until the Council on Affordable Housing meets and makes decisions on how to move forward, said members of the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee yesterday. The hearing was to discuss the Christie administration's demand that the money previously set aside to build local housing should be returned to the state's coffers.

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Jollibee Restaurant Follows Filipino Community to New Jersey

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The line of customers, almost all of them Filipino immigrants, snaked out the door at the Jollibee fast food restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey.  It was opening day, and everyone was there for a taste of home.

Jollibee is a Filipino fast food chain that’s so beloved by Filipino immigrants that its list of overseas locations reads like a map of the Filipino diaspora. There are Jollibees in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Dubai, where large numbers of Filipinos work as drivers, nurses, hotel staff and engineers. In Hong Kong Jollibee serves up its burgers and fries for homesick domestic workers picnicking in the parks on Sundays.

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