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Christie, Lawmakers Agree to Fix Anti-Bullying Law

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey lawmakers have agreed to fix the state's anti-bullying law. The law was struck down in January when a state panel found it was a financial burden to school districts.

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Kennedy Center Plans Nordic Arts Festival in 2013

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Nordic artists will take over the Kennedy Center next year for a monthlong festival to cap a new season of programs in 2012 and 2013 that were announced Tuesday.

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NY, NJ, CT Politicians Seek Minimum Wage Increase

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Legislative leaders from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing a novel, unified approach to promote higher minimum wages, hoping to spur a national movement and eliminate a major argument of opponents in the Northeast who say hikes hinder a state's competitiveness.

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Strauss-Kahn Hearing in NY Gets Delayed

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

A New York court has postponed a hearing on a lawsuit filed against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her in a hotel.

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NJ Rep. Donald Payne Dies at 77

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Payne was New Jersey's first black congressman. The 12-term member of the House had announced in February that he was undergoing treatment for colon cancer and would continue to represent his district.

 

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Rutgers Roommate Saved Tweets, Detective Says

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

A detective has shown jurors that a Rutgers University student saved screenshots of his roommate's Twitter postings that said he was seen on a video chat "making out with a dude" and "daring" others to watch.

 

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Nassau County Closes Precincts to Cut Budget

Monday, March 05, 2012

A suburban New York county has voted to realign its police precincts.

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'Third Jihad' Narrator Rallies in Support of NYPD

Monday, March 05, 2012

The narrator of "The Third Jihad," a documentary that uses dramatic footage to warn against the dangers of radical Islam, spoke at a rally Monday to support the New York Police Department's aggressive counterterrorism efforts, even though city officials have disavowed the film.

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Bloomberg: NJ Surveillance Complaints 'Ridiculous'

Friday, March 02, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New Jersey officials' complaints about NYPD surveillance of Muslim groups are "ridiculous."

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Back in Service After Day Offline

Thursday, March 01, 2012

A nuclear plant in the New York suburbs has been reconnected to the electrical grid after a day and a half offline.

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NJ Governor Chris Christie Critical of NYPD Surveillance Secrecy

Thursday, March 01, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kept up his criticism of the New York Police Department on Thursday saying the department ignored one of the key lessons of the 9/11 attacks when it conducted secret surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey: sharing information.

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Conservative Publisher Andrew Breitbart Dies at 43

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York and former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, has died in Los Angeles. He was 43.

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Remains of Some 9/11 Victims Went to Landfill

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A new Pentagon report reveals that partial remains of some 9-11 victims were sent to a landfill after they could not be identified.

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Cardinal Dolan Wants to Be a Saint

Monday, February 27, 2012

New York's newly elevated Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he wants to be a saint.

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Christie: Report of Spying on Muslims in NJ Is 'Disturbing'

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he found a report of NYPD surveillance operation targeting Muslims in Newark "disturbing."

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Leader of NY-based Folk Nation Gang Arrested

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Federal authorities say they've arrested a fugitive leader of a violent New York City gang linked to a series of armed robberies and shootings.

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Judge Upholds NY Town's Gas Drilling Ban

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A state Supreme Court judge has upheld a community's ban on gas drilling, in the first ruling on whether local governments can prevent drilling through local ordinances in New York state.

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Crane Owner Starts Trial in Deadly Collapse

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A money-hungry construction crane owner's decision to skimp on a vital repair job led to a collapse that killed two workers, a prosecutor said Tuesday as the owner went on trial in a manslaughter case he says is casting the 2008 accident as a crime.

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Friends, Family Remember Whitney Houston at NJ Funeral

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Throngs of grief-stricken family members and friends remembered  iconic songstress Whitney Houston during a private funeral on Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J, the church that she sang in the choir as a young girl.

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The Dude's Big Homecoming in Caracas

Friday, February 17, 2012

Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema's poster boy, takes Los Angeles Philharmonic to his homeland. The visit comes fresh from winning a Grammy.

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