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Lautenberg, Senate's Oldest Member, Says He Will Retire

Friday, February 15, 2013

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg announced to supporters in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., on Friday that he will not seek reelection to a sixth term next year, when he turns 90.

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WNYC News

Five-Term Sen. Frank Lautenberg Announces Retirement

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg says he will not seek re-election in 2014.

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Soundcheck

Yo La Tengo: In-Studio

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The veteran indie rock trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew joins us to play three delicate love songs from their new album, Fade.

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New Jersey News

Ongoing Questions in Menendez Saga

Monday, February 11, 2013

WNYC

Questions continue to dog New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez about his relationship with his friend and campaign donor, Doctor Salomon Melgen.

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WNYC News

Pro Tips: Snowstorm

Friday, February 08, 2013

Much of the region is under a blizzard warning as a nor'easter bears down on the area. Here's the latest on official statements, planning and updates that you'll need to watch.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Moves To Ban the Jughandle

Thursday, February 07, 2013

It's a classic Garden State move - go right in order to go left. Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do and What It Says About Us, talks about what the jughandle left turn means to New Jersey drivers, and why lawmakers are moving to ban it from the state.

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WNYC News

First of Sandy Aid Spelled Out for NY, NJ

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan, the so-called Sandy Czar, traveled to a pizza parlor on Staten Island's hard-hit eastern shore Wednesday to announce how the federal government's divvying up $5.6 billion in federal Sandy aid. It'll be split roughly equally among New Jersey, New York state, and New York City.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Barbara Buono: Candidate for Governor

Monday, February 04, 2013

Barbara Buono, New Jersey State Senator and Democratic candidate for Governor, discusses her bid to challenge incumbent Chris Christie in New Jersey's gubernatorial election this Fall.

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New Jersey News

Debris Removal Firm Has Deep NJ Political Ties, Report Finds

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Christie administration was quick to sign up with a Florida firm to help clean up the state after Sandy. The firm, Ashbritt, specializes in expediting Federal Emergency Management Agency payments for debris removal for local governments. It also has given close to $300,000 dollars to both the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, according to The Star-Ledger.

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WNYC News

#Coastcheck Update: Tuesday, January 29

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reporter Janet Babin made another stop along the Jersey Shore before heading to Staten Island Tuesday. She said Highlands, New Jersey still resembles a disaster area, but before the community can move forward, residents have to decide how to rebuild.

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New Jersey News

Christie: NJ Adopting Feds' Advisory Flood Maps

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Governor Chris Christie says New Jersey is adopting the advisory flood maps released last month by the federal government to help guide rebuilding following Sandy.

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WNYC News

Super Bowl 2014: NJ v. NYC?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Forget the teams playing in the 2014 Super Bowl, the biggest match-up may be between New Jersey and New York City.

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WNYC News

Menendez Says Bill Allows Undocumented People to Earn Citizenship

Monday, January 14, 2013

As the White House crafts its proposals to overhaul the immigration system, a bipartisan group of senators has also been meeting to draft up its own comprehensive reform bill.

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WNYC News

Dozens Injured in Lower Manhattan Ferry Crash

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Authorities say 74 people were injured in the Manhattan ferry crash — two of them critically. There were 326 passengers on the vessel when it arrived from New Jersey on Wednesday morning.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Assessing Christie's 2013 State of State

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave his annual State of the State address yesterday. WNYC's Bob Hennelly discusses how Christie addressed the policy response to Sandy, and kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign.

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New Jersey News

Christie State of the State Focuses on Re-Building

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign with a State of the State address that viewed his governorship through his own rosy lens and repeated his campaign mantra that everything the state needs – including a massive rebuilding effort after Sandy – can be achieved without raising taxes.

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New Jersey News

Watch and Chat Live: NJ State of the State Address

Monday, January 07, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to address the state's efforts at rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, as well as his contentious proposal to cut taxes in the year ahead. Watch the address and chat live with us.

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New Jersey News

Most Eligible Newark Teachers Take a Pass on New Bonus Program

Friday, January 04, 2013

As Newark’s landmark teachers contract begins to be implemented, only about 20 percent of district teachers who can opt to earn bonuses for exemplary evaluations and service in hard-to-fill slots have actually decided to do so.

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New Jersey News

Budget Cuts Loom as Shortfall Tops $700M

Friday, January 04, 2013

With New Jersey facing a $705 million budget shortfall that could easily double by June, the Senate Democratic budget chairman yesterday called upon the Christie administration to lay out a plan to close the gap before the size of the deficit becomes virtually unmanageable.

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