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Was the NJ Attorney General Protecting Christie?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Allegations of corruption in a rural New Jersey Sheriff's office shook the community in Hunterdon County in 2010. The sheriff was accused of not properly conducting background checks on deputies and issuing a fake police ID for a prominent donor to Gov. Chris Christie.

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Lt. Gov. Candidates Face off in First Debate Tonight

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

The woman who could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey will hold a debate tonight. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is widely expected to step into the governor's office if Gov. Chris Christie starts running for president.

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NJ Judge Won't Delay Gay Marriage; Christie Appeals

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A state judge refused Thursday to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey until a legal appeal can be settled. But the administration of Republican Gov. Chris Christie immediately sought and was granted a request to file an emergency challenge to the decision.

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Cory Booker's Father Dies at 76

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WNYC

Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, 76, passed away in Las Vegas today after recently suffering a stroke, according to Booker's campaign.

The mayor, who is running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, canceled his campaign events for the rest of the day.

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Poll: Christie Has 2-1 Lead in Gov. Race, Buono Inches Closer

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WNYC

According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, 62-percent of likely voters back Republican Governor Chris Christie over Democrat Barbara Buono. It's almost a 2-1 lead in New Jersey's Governor's race.

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Final Senate Debate in NJ

Thursday, October 10, 2013

There's less than a week to go before a special election for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey. Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced each other in the second of two debates Wednesday night.

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"This Trenton Life"

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"This Trenton Life," a play created by high school students and the Passage Theatre Company, was performed this summer in in a revitalized vacant lot in Trenton. A mini-documentary about the experience now appears on the web site, State of the Arts. Mary Mann is with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University. She speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the collaboration.

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Booker Touts a "Construction Boom" in Newark... Do the Numbers Back it Up?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

WNYC

On Cory Booker’s campaign trail you’ll hear that Newark is in the midst of an economic and construction boom.

“Where now one of the most commonly seen birds in Newark is the crane,” Booker said at a recent event. But some economists say the numbers don’t back up claims of an economic revival. 

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Christie Says He Could Balance a Role as Gov. With a Potential Run for President

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WNYC

During Tuesday night's debate with State Sen. Barbara Buono, Gov. Chris Christie would not commit to serving the full four years if he's re-elected in November and decides to run for President in 2016.

"I can walk and chew gum at the same time," Christie said. "I can do this job and also deal with my future. And that's exactly what I will do."

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A Week Before Special Election, Booker and Lonegan Draw Contrasts

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WNYC

In early polls for the New Jersey Senate race, Democrat Cory Booker led Republican Steve Lonegan by 35 points. And many experts assumed the road to the Senate would be a cakewalk for Newark’s celebrity mayor. But with Booker’s lead down to 15 and just a week to go, the race is closer than expected -- and heating up. 

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$58 Million Spent On Lobbying NJ Lawmakers

Monday, October 07, 2013

NJ Spotlight

More than $58 million was spent last year by lobbyists on New Jersey lawmakers. Topping the list is the utility PSE&G.

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The 2 Things Booker, Lonegan Agreed on In Their First Senate Debate

Friday, October 04, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate candidates Cory Booker (D) and Steve Lonegan (R) disagreed on almost everything during their first debate today in Trenton.

Booker supports creating a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented people and offering federal financial aid to college students. Lonegen does not.  

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NJ Senate Candidates Set to Debate Today

Friday, October 04, 2013

Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, will face off today in their first debate in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race.

Terry Golway, history professor at Kean University, says recent polls showing Lonegan gaining ground on Booker raise the stakes for the debate.

 

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Democratic Christie Supporter Charged with Misuse of Funds

Thursday, October 03, 2013

WNYC

One of New Jersey's most powerful Democrats is being charged with misuse of funds. 

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is accusing Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo of misusing campaign funds and failing to disclose campaign spending over a two-year period. DiVincenzo is a crucial ally of Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

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Newark Teacher's Union Fights $30 Million Grant

Thursday, October 03, 2013

WNYC

Newark schools are at risk of losing up to $30 million in federal money from the district's  Race to the Top grant.

The Newark Teacher’s Union supported the application last year but now Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson says the union is the only one of the required groups that hasn't signed on.

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What Happened to the Poison Ivy-Eating Goats?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

From civilian employees facing furloughs at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to the closure of national parks in New Jersey, we've been hearing about the many ways the partial government shutdown is affecting people in the state.

But New Jersey bloggers have been doing a good job calling our attention to some of the less obvious impacts.

Mary Mann is with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University. She speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about some of the OTHER results of the shutdown.

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More Than 3,000 Furloughed at NJ Military Base

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

The military’s Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst base near the heart of the Jersey shore employs about 6,700 civilians. More than half were furloughed this week following the federal government's shutdown.

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Merck To Cut 8,500 More Jobs

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Merck plans to lay off 8,500 workers as the company faces stiffer competition from generic drug makers.  That's on top of the 7,500 job cuts announced earlier.

Merck announced the latest layoffs yesterday. In total, the company is cutting about 20 percent of its work force.




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Sandy Rebuild Slowed by Permit Logjam

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

WHYY

Homeowners trying to repair or rebuild after Sandy have endured long waits to receive insurance checks or government aid and contractors have more work than they can actually do. Then, the last big hurdle can be obtaining the necessary approvals and permits from towns' zoning and building departments.

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Sandy Victims Get 6 More Months to File FEMA Docs

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

After pressure from a number of lawmakers, FEMA announced on Tuesday that it will grant an additional six month extension for Sandy survivors to file Proof of Loss statements, which are the first step in appealing a flood insurance settlement.

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