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WNYC News

Christie to 'Tell It Like it Is' to Live Free or Die State

Monday, April 13, 2015

Gov. Christie heads to New Hamphire in an attempt to make some gains in Republican primary. 

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WNYC News

Union Beach Flood Control Offers Hope to Sandy-Ravaged Community

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Residents are thrilled by the news, while environmentalists await further details of ambitious waterfront construction plan

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Limiting Chain Stores in Jersey City

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Mayor Fulop proposes limiting the number of chain stores in downtown Jersey City.

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WNYC News

Christie's Record on Sandy Recovery Is Hurting his Run for President

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

NJ Spotlight
The governor’s handling of the storm has already lost the backing of some well-heeled party faithfuls.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Sandy Recovery: 'New Jersey's Done a Terrible Job'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

In this episode, a former Christie supporter delivers some harsh words, and the Governor gets ready for a return trip to New Hampshire.

WNYC News

Former Port Authority Chairman to Retire from Private Law Firm

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

David Samson steps down from his law and lobbying firm as federal prosecutors continue to investigate his tenure at the Port Authority.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Public Shaming, Toms River & Subway Poetry

Friday, April 03, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Public Shaming (First) | Toms River Pollution (Starts at 18:44) | Subway Poetry (Starts at 37:53)
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WNYC News

Menendez Pleads Not Guilty

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Menendez pleaded not guilty before a federal judge. He's charged with 14 counts of corruption that allege he used his Senate seat to benefit Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgin.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Menendez Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted on federal corruption charges. NJPR's Nancy Solomon, NJTV's David Cruz & The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich explain the charges.

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WNYC News

Key Takeaways From the Menendez Indictment

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted on 14 counts of corruption. Among the alleged crimes: securing visas for a wealthy donor's Dominican and Ukranian girlfriends.

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WNYC News

Menendez on Federal Corruption Charges: 'I Will Be Vindicated'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The senior New Jersey Senator has been indicted for accepting gifts from a friend who is also a political donor. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Case Study: Toms River

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Dan Fagin won the Pulitzer Prize for his in-depth account of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, the children who were sickened and the community that fought back. 

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

The Governor's Secret Weapon?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

According to a CBS poll released this week, only 27 percent of Republicans would consider voting for Chris Christie. But supporters say he's still the one who can beat Hillary.

WNYC News

Working to Keep Politics Out of NJ's Pension-Fund Investments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Offered a chance to put wider restrictions in place, NJ State Investment Council says it will first look to tightening current regulations

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WNYC News

Organic Kale Salad with a Side of Hope

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A pop-up restaurant in Union Beach, N.J., offers a weekly night out for a town still struggling to recover from Sandy.

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New Jersey News

Cracks In Christie's Post-Bridgegate Ethics Reform

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Allies installed in watchdog roles, an ethics panel disbanded, policies left unstrengthened. A year later, Bridgegate ethics reform in the governor's office is marked by unmet promises. 

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Presidential Politics, Ethics Reform and Sandy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Christie may have decided it's better to wait on a campaign announcement, and in the meantime, he's got some Hillary-style email problems of his own.

WNYC News

Undefeated Princeton Women Take on NCAA, Trying to Make Ivy History

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Only one women's Ivy League basketball team has ever won a game in the tournament. Now the undefeated Lady Tigers are trying to show they can compete for a national title.

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WNYC News

Bankruptcy Could Be In The Cards For Atlantic City

Friday, March 20, 2015

Once the place to gamble on the East Coast, the city is struggling to pay its bills and residents are waiting anxiously for what's next.

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The Takeaway

NJ Lawmakers Say Christie's Exxon Deal Stinks

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This week, the New Jersey State Senate approved two measures designed to push back against an environmental settlement Governor Chris Christie recently proposed to make with Exxon.

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