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Blame The Feds: Professor Christie Defends Sandy Aid Distribution

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie offered Wednesday a detailed, step-by-step analysis of why Sandy aid has been slow getting to victims -- and why it is largely the federal government's fault, not his.

At a town hall meeting in Berkeley Township in Ocean County on the Jersey Shore, Christie downgraded his assessment ...

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Try and Try Again: A Newark School’s Make-or-Break Year

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Hechinger Report
New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

A principal faces a challenge—turn around a low-performing school in a poor part of the city. If the kids don’t improve, this might be the next neighborhood school to close.

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Feds Question Christie's Campaign Manager's Landlord, Attorney Says

Monday, March 03, 2014

Nine days after the smoking gun, "time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" emails were made public in January, the FBI called Bill Stepien, Gov. Chris Christie's former campaign manager.

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New Jersey Breaks Foreclosure Logjam, Yields Flood of Dismissals

Monday, March 03, 2014

NJ Spotlight

With new foreclosure cases continuing to pour into New Jersey courts, administrators have taken a key step to unclog the legal system.

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Claiming "Dysfunction," Newark Superintendent Will No Longer Attend School Board Meetings

Friday, February 28, 2014

WNYC

The state-appointed Newark Schools Superintendent, Cami Anderson, is no longer attending the monthly school board meetings that draw hundreds of parents and community members.

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"Traffic Problems" At Newark Airport -- It Eventually Happened

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WNYC

On Thursday morning the New Jersey Legislature committee investigating Bridgegate issued its latest batch of documents: Unredacted emails from Gov. Christie appointee David Wildstein to key figures in the lane-closing scheme. The only real news to come out of the new docs was this exchange from last August, before the ...

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Chris Christie Live! Embattled Gov Jokes His Way Through Town Hall

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

Amidst all the pension talk, a light blows out and Christie tells an adoring crowd it's to make him "look better."

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Stop-and-Frisk Rate Higher in Newark than NYC

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WNYC

A new report by the ACLU found that, on average, 91 out of every 1,000 residents in Newark were stopped by police in the second half of 2013. In New York City, that figure was eight out of 1,000. See how those numbers break down by race.

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Sweeney Reverses Stand on Gun-Control Measure

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Jersey lawmakers are trying once again to reduce the number of bullets a gun magazine can hold - from 15 to 10.

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Christie Relations With Press Get Frosty

Monday, February 24, 2014

WNYC

Maybe it means the scandal-plagued governor is back to his old self. Maybe it means he's cracking under the pressure. Either way, Chris Christie has had a number of dicey encounters over the last week.

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Snow Piles On the Hardship in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Friday, February 14, 2014

WNYC

With more than double the snowfall average this winter, those in low-income neighborhoods say the snow and the cold are significantly impacting their lives.

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Severe Weather Online

Friday, February 14, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

Another snowy week in New Jersey is coming to a close. So we thought we'd check in on some of the local weather news sites in the state - sites that a lot of residents have really come to rely on. Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst to chat about Jersey Shore Hurricane News, Severe Weather NJ, and NYNJPAweather.com

 

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Amid Criticism, NJ Quietly Firing 2nd Sandy Contractor

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The firing is reminiscent of the situation of HGI, the biggest Sandy contractor, which was secretly fired in December.

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Top 10 New Jersey Towns Receiving Flood Insurance Payouts Since 1978

Monday, February 10, 2014

FEMA has distributed $5.4 billion in the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Botched Process Denied NJ Residents Millions in Sandy Relief

Friday, February 07, 2014

Three-quarters of all those who appealed denial of federal Sandy aid from two popular housing assistance programs administered by the state of New Jersey wound up winning their appeals, raising new questions about the distribution of the funds.

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Will Christie Leave Another Pile of Federal Cash on the Table?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

NJPR

The governor has 2 weeks to spend millions in Affordable Care Act funds or it returns to Washington.

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Ten Sandy Contractors Give to GOP Group Headed by Christie

Monday, February 03, 2014

The national Republican group that Gov. Christie chairs -- and that helped to elect him governor twice -- collected donations last year from at least 10 companies hired by New Jersey for Sandy relief, WNYC has learned. 

A review of IRS documents released late Friday indicate that the companies, which ...

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American Dream Not Realized In Time For Super Bowl

Saturday, February 01, 2014

NJPR

As thousands flock to MetLife Stadium this weekend, the vision of a huge money-making entertainment  complex next door has turned into a mirage.

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Patch Fires Editorial Staff

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

Patch's new owner fired about 80% of its editorial staff on Wednesday. According to NJ News Commons, the firings occurred during a conference call with staff. Mary Mann, with NJ News Commons, is a former Patch employee. She tells us a skeleton crew will remain to run Patch’s 89 New Jersey sites. Speaking with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst, she says the impact on local news reporting in the state could be significant.

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Christie Warns Against Sex Trafficking at Super Bowl

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"To anyone engaged in this conduct, or somebody four days out from the Super Bowl who might be contemplating it: Don’t try it," Christie said.

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