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In the Spotlight of the RNC, The Garden State Blossoms

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Once Clint Eastwood came out center stage in Tampa to interrogate an empty chair that represented President Barack Obama the New Jersey delegation never sat down.

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Police Car Chase Injures 3 Pedestrians

Thursday, August 30, 2012

For the third time in two weeks, police chases in and around Newark, N.J., have resulted in serious injuries.

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NJ Six Flags Combining Wild Safari Into World's Largest Theme Park

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey said it is combining the wild safari with its amusement and water parks to create an attraction they say will be the world's largest theme park.

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Newark School Renovation Project Greeted With Kudos and Criticisms

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A year ago, the Wilson Avenue School in Newark was the poster child for many of New Jersey's city schools -- after it was socked by the winds and rains of Hurricane Irene and forced to close for four months before students could return.

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At the GOP Convention in Tampa, New Jersey's Star Rises

Monday, August 27, 2012

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 New Jersey is back on the map. The state, which has not voted for a Republican for president since George Bush the elder, is suddenly important.  And the Governor, GOP keynoter Chris Christie, is besieged like a rock star by a never ending-stream of reporters.

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County Chair: Booker Weighs Bid for NJ Gov in '13

Friday, August 24, 2012

A New Jersey Democratic county chairman says Newark Mayor Cory Booker has told him he's considering running for governor against Chris Christie in 2013.

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Ahead of Keynote, Christie Says He Doesn't Care About GOP Platform

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he didn't care about the GOP platform and echoed his call for Missouri Congressman Todd Akin to resign less than a week before he delivers the keynote at the Republican National Convention.

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TSA Retraining Officers in Newark, Elsewhere Following Reports of Racial Profiling

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Transportation Security Administration is ordering officers nationwide to undergo retraining because of reports of racial profiling at several airports — including Newark Liberty International.

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Lawsuit Claims Halfway House Operating Illegally

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The union representing correction officers in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit that seeks to end a contract between Essex County and a private company that operates halfway houses.

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Christie Signs Higher Education Merger Bill

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveled through the state Wednesday as he signed a hard-won higher education restructuring bill.

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Six Flags to End Safari Drive-Thrus

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey will be closing its animal sanctuary a month early this season and says in the future it will no longer let visitors drive their own vehicles through the park.

Share your stories about visiting Wild Safari through the years.

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Deflecting Criticism, Christie Says NJ Comeback 'Has Begun'

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday batted down criticism from Democrats who've raised alarms about the rise in unemployment and decline of tax revenue in the state. 

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NJ Jobless Rate Spikes, Putting the ‘Comeback’ in Doubt

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Jersey's unemployment rate jumped from 9.6 to 9.8 percent in July, a level not seen since the 1970s according to the state's Department of Labor. The latest number is being used by Democrats to counter Gov. Chris Christie's claim the state is on a "comeback."

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Plastic v. Paper: NJ Legislature Readies to Tackle Battle of the Bags

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

They supermarket debate of paper vs. plastic could get complicated, and costly. Seven bills currently pending in the New Jersey Legislature call for a ban or fees on plastic grocery bags.

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Compose Christie's #Keynote: Your Suggestions

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. What should the rising Republican star say? We asked you to compose @GovChristie's GOP keynote in 140 characters. Here are some highlights.

Tweet us @WNYC or leave us comments.

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News Analysis: Romney’s VP Choice Limits Christie’s Options

Monday, August 13, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision to choose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate limits Christie’s options for a future presidential run and immediately shifts the focus in New Jersey to Christie’s 2013 gubernatorial reelection campaign.

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Opinion: What to Watch for in Romney's VEEP Pick

Thursday, August 09, 2012

An “outside the box” choice won't help Romney all that much, but his use of social media to unveil a pick already has.

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Assembly Committee Says Towns Should Be Allowed to Keep Affordable Housing Funds -- for Now

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Municipalities should not be forced to surrender their affordable housing funds to the state until the Council on Affordable Housing meets and makes decisions on how to move forward, said members of the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee yesterday. The hearing was to discuss the Christie administration's demand that the money previously set aside to build local housing should be returned to the state's coffers.

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Christie Administration Looks to Outside Experts for School Turnaround Strategies

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

As the Christie administration considers its options for how to improve the lowest of the state’s low-performing schools, it will be leaning heavily on a group out of Washington, D.C., that is finding itself more and more in the education limelight.

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Compromise, Caffeine and Trade-Offs: Behind NJ's New Tenure Reform Bill

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

With the signing yesterday of New Jersey’s new teacher tenure law, there was the expected fanfare about the stakeholders and bipartisan efforts that went into crafting the final bill.

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