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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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New NJ Min Wage Hikes: Good for Workers; Bad for the Economy?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie won re-election by about 60 percent. Voters simultaneously approved an economic measure he vehemently opposed by about the same margin. It will raise the state's hourly minimum wage by one dollar to $8.25.

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Gov. Christie's Right Back in Campaign Mode

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Fresh off his 20-plus point win in Tuesday's election, many say Governor Chris Christie is right back in campaign mode — this time, for a run for the White House in 2016. Maggie Haberman, senior political writer for Politico, said the Republican is very good at capturing and leveraging national media attention.

"There is no question that he is extremely good about using the bully pulpit that he has, he's right next to the New York media market, and he is seen as a sort of quote-unquote sensible Republican by the press, that seems to work in his favor," she said.

To hear Host Amy Eddings' full interview with Maggie Haberman, click on the audio player.

 

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Christie Cruises To Victory

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Governor Chris Christie was re-elected in New Jersey Tuesday night with 60 percent of the votes.

The race was called for Governor Christie a minute after the polls closed. At his election night party - on the boardwalk in Asbury Park - the Republican Governor walked out with his arms raised, to the song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”

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Companies Wary of Affordable Care Act Plans for Small Businesses

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

NJPR

Small businesses who offer insurance appear to be sticking with what they have rather than venture out into the Affordable Care Act marketplace. 

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Christie Re-Elected as NJ Governor

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

WNYC

The Associated Press called the race Tuesday as soon as the polls closed, based on interviews with voters as they left polling places.

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NJ Mall Shooter Didn't Want to Hurt Anyone but Himself, Say Authorities

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

WNYC

Authorities say they do not believe the alleged gunman who killed himself after causing a lockdown at New Jersey's largest shopping mall Monday night wanted to hurt other people.

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Updated: Paramus Mall Shooter Found Dead

Monday, November 04, 2013

Update: Authorities say they have found the body of the suspected gunman who opened fire late Monday night at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Northern New Jersey. The body was found in an area under construction and inaccessible to the public. The Bergen County Prosecutor says the alleged shooter, 20-year-old Richard Shoop of Teaneck, N.J. apparently killed himself.

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What's with the No-Show Storm Czar?

Monday, November 04, 2013

WNYC

The guy appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to direct New Jersey's recovery from Sandy doesn't make public appearances or take calls from the press.

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Christie Runs on Rocky Economic Record

Sunday, November 03, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie is making his case for re-election, in part, by portraying himself as a savior of New Jersey's economy. Here's an examination of his biggest economic development program.

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Just Your Average 10-Foot High Neighborhood Totem Pole

Friday, November 01, 2013

A totem pole. In Chatham. Right there on Edgewood Road.

As part of our "one-year-after-Sandy" coverage we have a story about a New Jersey artist who saw a golden opportunity in his Sandy-ravaged neighborhood. That damaged tree? Surely it's a future totem pole.

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NJ Election Spending Highest Ever

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WNYC

Independent special interest spending in Tuesday's election in New Jersey is more than twice its previous all-time high.

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Why a Vote for Christie Could Mean You're Voting in Guadagno as Governor

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie hasn't held a press conference in six weeks. His second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, hasn't had one in five months. Her campaign refuses to let her sit down for an interview and yet she could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey.

 

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Tracking the Federal Sandy Aid Money One Year Later

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

The Obama administration's $60.4 billion emergency funding request to Congress last December stated that part of the money for recovery and rebuilding should be used "to help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and coastal flooding, as well as impacts associated with a changing climate."

It also instructed that government officials at all levels should work together "to develop mutually agreed upon assessments of future risks and vulnerabilities facing the region, including extreme weather, sea level rise and coastal flooding, and incorporate these into their recovery planning and implementation."

One year after Sandy, here’s a detailed look at where some of that money has gone, how it’s trickling down to New Jersey, and how portions of it are hopefully being used to make the state safer and more resilient to severe weather along its coast.

 

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