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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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Does Super Bowl Math Add Up?

Monday, January 06, 2014

WNYC

This year’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is predicted to bring a half a billion dollars to the New York and New Jersey region. But economists don’t expect to see that kind of cash raining down on the Garden State.

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Christie Makes Court Nominations That Raise Eyebrows

Friday, January 03, 2014

Giving up on another Supreme Court nomination, the Republican governor has now failed to get three of his nominees through the Democratic state senate.

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The 4 Plans to Reduce Newark's 111 Murders

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

Newark, N.J. closed out the year 2013 with 111 murders – the highest in 23 years.

After three children were shot on Christmas night, those vying to become the city's next mayor are detailing their plans to lower crime.

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The League of Former Governors

Thursday, January 02, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

No, it's not the latest series from DC comics. NJ Spotlight featured a "Holiday Sampler" this past week - a collection of year-end essays written by four former New Jersey governors: Brendan Byrne, Jim Florio, Christie Todd Whitman and Dick Codey. New Jersey's ex-governors have been getting a significant amount of attention lately as pressure group on a mission.

 

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Cory Booker's Message to de Blasio

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The New Jersey Senator offers good wishes to the new, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. In a surprise call to WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, Booker said he shares de Blasio's mission to address inequality in society.

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Suspected Christmas Night Shooter of two Newark Teens Arrested

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

Newark, N.J. is ending 2013 with more than a hundred murders — the most the city has seen since 2006.

In a five-day period around the holidays, three teens were shot and killed.

 

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NJ Undocumented Students About to be Eligible for In-State Tuition

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

Tears streamed down Silvia Huerta's face. The 19-year-old had just stood at a news conference and listened as Democratic leaders announced a compromise with Republican Gov. Christie on a bill giving in-state tuition to undocumented students.

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Best of the Blogs: 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

Every week, Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons joins us to talk about stories found on New Jersey blogs and community news services. This time, she calls our attention to some of the best local stories of the year.

Mary talks about the reporting highlights of 2013 with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst. You can also check out her full list on the NJ News Commons page.

 

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NRA Likens Holocaust to a Gun Safety Initiative

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WNYC

Jewish groups are criticizing a leader of the National Rifle Association for likening a new gun safety initiative to the Holocaust.

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Fatal Essex County Carjacking One of 400 Stolen Cars This Year

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

The death of Dustin Friedland, shot and killed in Short Hills, N.J., is the latest of 400 carjackings in Essex County so far this year.

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10 NJ Neighborhoods Still Reeling from Sandy

Monday, December 16, 2013

NJ Spotlight

We've heard a lot about the boardwalk towns of the Jersey Shore — but which places are really in the worst shape?

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