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Methodists Win Round in Boardwalk Battle

Friday, January 17, 2014

NJ Spotlight

A reversal by FEMA means a religious community may qualify for Sandy aid for a damaged boardwalk.

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Overstating the Benefits of Consolidation

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

In 2011, residents voted to merge Princeton Township and Princeton Borough into a single town - Princeton. This week, in his state of the state speech, Governor Christie held up Princeton as a shining example of what consolidation can do to reduce the cost of services in New Jersey towns. He claimed a savings in one year of $3 million.

But Planet Princeton says that "$3 million" in savings is a myth that was debunked last year. Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons has been following the story and speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst.

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NJ Gambling Revenues Are Way Below Expectations

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

One billion dollars. 

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Christie Mentions Bridgegate, Then Reiterates Old Proposals in State of the State

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

WNYC

Gov. Christie reiterated at the top of his high-profile State of the State speech Tuesday that "mistakes" were made in the bridgegate scandal, but he then quickly moved on to offer a range of proposals, most of which he has pushed in the past.

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It is Time Chris Christie Played the Humble Card?

Monday, January 13, 2014

WNYC

What was supposed to be a two-week long victory lap has turned into the worst period of Chris Christie’s political career. He’ll try to right the ship today in his annual State of the State address. Watch it live now.

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Feds Launch Probe Into Christie's Use of Sandy Recovery Funds

Monday, January 13, 2014

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating the use of Sandy aide on the Christie Administration's "Stronger Than the Storm" advertising campaign.

The ads featured the governor at the beach with his family.

Representative Frank Pallone, a Democrat, thinks that was inappropriate because Christie ran for reelection ...

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Political Fallout for Christie Continues

Monday, January 13, 2014

The New Jersey State Assembly is setting up a special investigative committee to look into the G.W. Bridge lane closure scandal as the political ramifications for Christie pile up.

Monday should have been the day that Governor Christie took a first step in the reshuffling of his administration in advance ...

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Poll: Christie Still Popular with NJ Residents

Monday, January 13, 2014

A new poll finds Governor Christie remains popular with New Jersey residents in spite of last week's revelations that members of the Governor's staff played a direct role in the closure of local access lanes to the G.W. Bridge.

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Thousands of Bridgegate Documents Released — Vulgarities Included

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thousands of pages of documents released Friday afternoon by New Jersey Democrats investigating Governor Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal reveal new details about how the scandal unfolded.

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NJ Mayors: Was Christie Getting Revenge on Me, Too?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mayors in New Jersey say they're starting to consider foul play on behalf of the Christie administration in light of the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.

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Christie Loses Pinelands Pipeline Vote

Friday, January 10, 2014

Some observers say the rejection of the Christie-backed gas pipeline could be a sign of weakened political strength amidst the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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Will Bridgegate Impact Christie's Chances in 2016?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

We know it's early, but we thought we'd take a look ahead to 2016.

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Christie's Quick Trip to Fort Lee—And a Mayor's Forgiveness

Thursday, January 09, 2014

WNYC

Capping off a dramatic day in the history of the Christie Administration, Mayor Mark Sokolich said not to blame the governor for the George Washington Bridge lane closures that snarled traffic in his town last year. "I'm a forgiving guy," said Sokolich.

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Four Ways to Understand Bridgegate

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Thursday was a tough day for Chris Christie, and a dramatic one. With the release Friday of hundreds of pages of new documents related to the Bridgegate scandal, the New Jersey governor can probably expect more tough days ahead.

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Pay-Per-Charge Mobile Phone Kiosks in Hoboken

Thursday, January 09, 2014

With so-called "Bridge-gate" dominating headlines in the state, it's hard to talk about anything else. But Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University gives it a try.

Pay-per-charge mobile phone charging stations coming to Hoboken? Mary tells New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the convenience - and the pitfalls - of the technology.

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Sandy Aid Distribution 'Not Perfect': NJ Official

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A New Jersey official who oversees the distribution of billions of dollars in federal Sandy aid acknowledged on Wednesday that the state has made some mistakes in how it's handled the recovery process, but he said that much of the criticism it’s received is unwarranted.

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3 Stages of Chris Christie's Crisis Management

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

As the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal unfolded over the last six weeks, the man at the center of the storm started by shrugging it off. But after emails surfaced this week linking a top aide to the lane closures, the governor now says he's 'outraged' and is calling for action.

Update: Gov. Christie is holding a press conference at 11a.m., and we'll have it live right here.

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Christie's Exit from Global Warming Pact Challenged

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Environmental lawyers argued before a New Jersey appellate court Wednesday that the state violated its own rules when it withdrew from a regional agreement with 9 other states to reduce power plant emissions.

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Newark Mayor Says Gov. Christie Hasn't Responded to Requests for Help

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

WNYC

Newark officials say the city will add 100 more police officers by the end of 2014. But Gov. Chris Christie has had nothing to do with that, says Newark Mayor Luis Quintana.

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More Bridgegate-Style Politics in New Jersey?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Another North Jersey mayor is claiming he's receiving political retribution from Trenton.

Jersey City's pension system could save millions of dollars — if New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney allows legislators to vote on a bill reforming it. The bipartisan bill already passed unanimously in the state assembly. But so ...

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