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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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NJ AG Holds First Muslim Outreach Meeting

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa met with Muslim leaders on Wednesday in Newark as part of a Muslim Outreach Committee set up in the wake of the news that the NYPD had surveilled Muslim groups in the Garden State.

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Camden Mayor Fights Crime by Sacking City Police Dept

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Faced with the highest crime rate in the country, Camden Mayor Dana Redd is planning to replace the city’s unionized police force at the end of the month with a “Metro Division” of the Camden County Police Department.

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Horizon NJ Health Slashes Medicaid Reimbursements for Home Healthcare

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A 10 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursements from Horizon NJ Health has caused an uproar in the home health community, which fears that the cut in reimbursements will hamper agencies’ ability to handle more clients just when demand is expected to soar due to a change in how Medicaid is administered.

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Christie: Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair Speech ‘Didn’t Work’

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, fresh from his keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, said during an appearance on late night TV Tuesday that Clint Eastwood’s empty chair speech “didn’t work.”

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NJ AG to Host 1st Meeting of Muslim Task Force

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

New Jersey's attorney general is hosting the first meeting of a task force he created in the wake of revelations that the NYPD was conducting surveillance of New Jersey Muslims.

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1 in 10 NJ Transit Buses Are Delayed, Report Finds

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

More than one in 10 NJ Transit buses leaves late from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

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NJ Job Numbers Provide Sobering Backdrop to Labor Day

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

While New Jersey has replaced nearly all of the jobs lost during the first few months of the recession, population growth means that the state has about 60,000 more workers than jobs. This has created an employers' market and is creating a downward pressure on wages, analysts say.

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In NJ, More Than 1/3 Struggle to Get By: Report

Monday, September 03, 2012

The federal poverty rate in New Jersey was officially 10 percent in 2010 but a new report commissioned by the United Way of Northern New Jersey estimates that over one-third of state's households are struggling to get by.

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NJ Store Worker Fatally Shoots 2 Employees, Self at Supermarket

Friday, August 31, 2012

Authorities say the gunman in the New Jersey supermarket shooting fired at six employees, including one outside the store, before killing himself.

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In the Spotlight of the RNC, The Garden State Blossoms

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Once Clint Eastwood came out center stage in Tampa to interrogate an empty chair that represented President Barack Obama the New Jersey delegation never sat down.

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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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