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Top NJ Officials Discuss High-Speed Police Escorts

New Jersey's top state law enforcement officials discussed high-speed police escorts during a meeting Wednesday.

We started some years ago to form and support the Rowan name for education and I’m not anxious to change it.

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2 NJ Troopers Suspended Amid Highway Escort Probe

New Jersey officials are investigating allegations that state troopers escorted “high-end” sports cars, without permission, along several state highways last month.

Nets Fall in Final NJ Home Game

The Philadelphia 76ers spoiled the Nets' final game in New Jersey with a 105-87 victory Monday night. For New Jersey fans it was a bittersweet game. In the fall, the NJ Nets will be re-billed the Brooklyn Nets and play in the yet to be completed Barclays Center.

Traffic Down, Revenues Soar After Toll Hike

Six months after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised prices at its six bridges and tunnels, the numbers are in: about a half million fewer drivers per month are using them. That's a 5 percent decrease overall.

“We must provide our principals with the same type of meaningful feedback and data on their performance that we are now beginning to provide to teachers if we are serious in our mission to continue to improve student outcomes.”
— Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf on NJ Launches Evaluation Pilot for School Principals

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States Release New Jobs Figures

New York State’s economy added 21,500 private sector jobs in March 2012, the State Labor Department reported Thursday. But in a sign that the economic recovery may be flagging in the region, New Jersey reported losing 9,000 jobs last month.

Lautenberg, Port Authority Exec Spar Over Tolls

A Senate committee hearing on the fairness of toll hikes devolved into a slugfest between Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)  and Bill Baroni, deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

NJ Is Skimming Our Tax Revenue: Mayors

Mayors from across New Jersey are calling on the state to stop skimming tax revenue from utility companies they say rightly belongs in local coffers.

State Agency Proposes Natural Gas Pipeline Through Liberty State Park

A Spectra Energy pipeline project is one of several natural gas pipeline proposed — spurred by the discovery of large fossil fuel deposits in Pennsylvania and New York.  The plan to have it connect through Liberty State Park on its way to New York City has generated much controversy.

NJ Gives Group 1st Permit to Grow Pot Legally

New Jersey has issued its first permit for a nonprofit group to grow medical marijuana legally.

Spring’s No Break for Tuesday’s School Vote Holdouts

The sudden move this winter by a vast majority of New Jersey school districts to November elections has drawn much of the public’s attention, but don’t tell that to a handful of districts still heading to the polls this Tuesday.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Neighbor From Burning House

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was treated and released from a hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.

“These policies have positioned New Jersey for business expansion, economic growth and job creation as our economy recovers.”
— Maureen Hassett, of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on NJ Spent $178M on Business Tax Incentive: Report

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Trustee Considers Going After Assets of MF Global Execs

The court-appointed lawyer responsible for recovering more than a billion dollars for former customers of the commodities broker MF Global said Thursday he may go after the personal assets of company executives.

NJ Puts New Labels on Schools for Test Scores, Graduation Rates

With No Child Left Behind essentially off the books, welcome to New Jersey’s new age — and labels — for school accountability.

NJ Voters Support NYPD Muslim Surveillance: Poll

Most New Jersey voters approve of the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims in the state, according to a new poll.

Christie Tries to Dampen Down VP Speculation

Now that Mitt Romney has a clear path the Republican nomination for president, focus has begun to shift to who his potential running mate might be. Gov. Chris Christie’s name has been floated often. But the New Jersey governor repeated Wednesday that he has “a job to do here."

New Brush Fires Erupt in NJ Meadowlands

Firefighters remain on the scene of a large brush fire in the meadowlands of northern New Jersey that's producing plumes of thick, black smoke.

Booker Defends Public Feud with Devils Owner

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is taking a long-simmering dispute with New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek public.