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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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Journalist Anthony Shadid Dies in Syria

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid has died in eastern Syria while on a reporting assignment. The Times says he died Thursday apparently of an asthma attack.

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Widow of Late NJ Assemblyman Sworn In

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The widow of Assembly GOP leader Alex DeCroce has been sworn in to fill the legislative seat left vacant by his sudden death.

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NJ Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages, setting the stage for an expected veto by Governor Chris Christie.

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Charles Anthony, Met Record-Holder, Dies at 82

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Charles Anthony, a character singer who set the record for most appearances at the Metropolitan Opera - 2,928 - during a career that spanned from 1954 to 2010, died Wednesday. He was 82.

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NJ Gov Holds Town Hall in Caldwell

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie has renewed his call for New Jersey towns to share more services.

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Women Sue City over Pepper-Spray Use at Protest

Monday, February 13, 2012

Two Occupy Wall Street protesters have sued the city, saying a New York Police Department inspector caused them permanent physical and psychological injuries when he pepper sprayed them last fall.

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Detroit Symphony Webcast Sets Viewer Record

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Detroit symphony has set what it believes is a record for the most viewers of a live, online performance by a U.S. symphonic group.

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Remains of Another 9/11 Victim Identified

Friday, February 10, 2012

Remains of another 9/11 victim have been identified.

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NYPD Officer Shot in Head Leaves Hospital

Friday, February 10, 2012

A policeman who was shot in the head left a Manhattan hospital in a wheelchair as hundreds of uniformed officers gave him a thunderous round of applause.

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Ex-State Senator Nicholas Spano Pleads Guilty in Tax Case

Friday, February 10, 2012

Former state Sen. Nicholas Spano has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Seeks Soloist via YouTube Contest

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra officials insist it's not "American Idol" meets Mozart.

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States, Banks Reach Foreclosure-Abuse Settlement

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Federal officials say the five largest mortgage lenders have reached a $25 billion settlement with 49 states over foreclosure abuses that took place after the housing bubble burst. They will have three years to fulfill the terms of the landmark deal announced Thursday.

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NJ Property Taxes Rise 2.4 percent

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Property taxes in New Jersey rose 2.4 percent in 2011 despite a 2 percent cap imposed by Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature.

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NJ Agency Faulted for Handling Toddler's Case

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Child welfare officials in New Jersey failed to connect concerns of child abuse and domestic violence in the case of a 2-year-old whose father is accused of tossing her to her death still strapped in her car seat.

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