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A New ACA Helpdesk for NJ

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WNYC

While the federal government repairs and tinkers with its balky healthcare.gov website, New Jersey health advocates are stepping up ways to bring in-person assistance to those still muddled about their insurance options.

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Soup Kitchens Didn't Get Enough Food Donations to Offer Thanksgiving Meals

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WNYC

Churches in North Jersey who regularly feed the hungry say they didn’t get enough food donations this year to offer a Thanksgiving meal.

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Sandy Rebuild's Invisible Victims

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

Whenever disasters strike, day laborers are often among the first to report to the front lines of the recovery effort.  But disaster work for immigrants  can be fraught with danger, safety violations and worker abuses.

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Newarkers Asked to Avoid Low-Lying Areas Ahead of Nor'Easter

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WNYC

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana is urging residents to avoid streets considered flood areas, singling out streets near the Passaic River that may be particularly vulnerable during the nor'easter.

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With Insurance Company Approval, New Jerseyans Can Extend Canceled Health Plans

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Jersey residents will be able to extend canceled health plans for another year under the Affordable Care Act, as long as their insurance companies agree.

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Go to Hoboken... Just Don't Drive There

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WNYC

As of October, Hoboken generated $150,000 in residential parking fees, and $3.5 million in parking tickets. Some residents question whether there is an incentive to relieve the parking congestion.

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Port Authority Heads Asked to Testify on George Washington Bridge Closures

Friday, November 22, 2013

WNYC

The transportation committee of the New Jersey State Assembly has asked the heads of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in a hearing on the abrupt lane closures to the George Washington Bridge in early September. The legislators are trying to find out whether Chris Christie loyalists backed up traffic just to punish a local mayor who didn't endorse the governor.

 

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Christie's New Job

Friday, November 22, 2013

AP

Governor Christie was officially elected chairman of the Republicans Governors Association by his fellow GOP governors Thursday in a closed-door meeting at a resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The job involves campaigning and fundraising in as many as 36 states. But Christie told reporters that he is still giving PRIORITY to his job in New Jersey.

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'New Brunswick Today' Investigates

Friday, November 22, 2013

The news service, New Brunswick Today has been making waves - producing investigative reports on the New Brunswick Water Utility covering up water quality violations and on Rutgers trying to keep its Hurricane Sandy report secret.

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the nearly two-year old print and web service - and how it's making a name for itself through investigative reporting.

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Christie Emerges From Behind Closed Doors

Friday, November 22, 2013

With just one news conference and no other public appearances or speeches, Gov. Chris Christie kept mostly out of sight during the Republican Governors Association meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.  And then, just as New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz was calling it a night, he saw Christie walking by.

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Chris Christie as "The King of Governors"

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's the unofficial launch of Chris Christie's run for president. The New Jersey governor is in Scottsdale, Arizona this week to be installed as the chair of the Republican Governor's Association. The governor arrives with a big expectations and a large entourage. New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz is there and discusses the scene with host Amy Eddings.

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How Booker's Twitter Activity has Changed Since Becoming Senator

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WNYC

TIME has analyzed the final 2,500 tweets Cory Booker sent as mayor of Newark, going back to July 6, 2013, with his recent tweets as a U.S. Senator. The conclusion: he tweets even more now, and he's getting more sleep.

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Christie Takes Helm of RGA Today

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WNYC

Chris Christie takes the helm of the Republican Governor's Association this week. The high-wattage Jersey boy will now control a pot of money that could influence 36 gubernatorial races next year and keep him at the head of the pack in the GOP.

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Princeton to Use Meningitis Vaccine Not Approved in U.S.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Princeton University officials decided Monday to make available a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the sometimes deadly disease on campus.

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Christie Finally Gets a Supreme Court Nominee Confirmed

Monday, November 18, 2013

NJPR

New Jersey Gov. Christie did something Monday that he has only been able to do once before in his four years in office: He moved a Supreme Court nominee through the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

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New Jersey Bets on Online Gambling

Monday, November 18, 2013

Online gambling starts in the Garden State this month. 

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Christie Makes First Stop on Way to Presidential Campaign

Monday, November 18, 2013

WNYC

Fresh off his re-election victory, Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Arizona Tuesday to take on an additional job: chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

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$5-Billion On The Way

Friday, November 15, 2013

Another $5-billion of aid money is on its way to New Jersey, New York and other Sandy-affected states. And environmental and housing advocacy groups are applauding federal provisions they feel will ensure more transparency and sustainability in how the money is spent.

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New Jersey Allows Non-Violent Offenders to Safely Surrender

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Hundreds of people with arrest warrants lined up in the rain in Jersey City Thursday to turn themselves in through New Jersey's "safe surrender" program. 

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Christie Speaks to Press for First Time in Two Months, Dodges Questions

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie took questions from the media for the first time in two months today. But he would not say what his legislative priorities are for his second term. 

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