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Yacht Explosion Hoax Calls Came From Land, Coast Guard Says

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Coast Guard says two hoax calls reporting an explosion on a motor yacht off central New Jersey came from land and the rescue effort cost the agency tens of thousands of dollars.

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New Jersey News

Court Blocks Christie on Affordable Housing

Monday, June 11, 2012

The New Jersey Supreme Court has blocked an attempt by Governor Chris Christie to eliminate the state's Council on Affordable Housing.

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New Jersey News

Rowan Goes Public With Opposition to Proposed Rutgers Merger

Monday, June 11, 2012

There's been no end to hoopla over the fact that the Rutgers University faculty opposes a proposed merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University. Now it appears that the Rowan faculty does not support the restructuring either.

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New Jersey News

Using the High Line as a Model, Jersey City Bets on the Embankment

Friday, June 08, 2012

While New York City’s High Line celebrates its three-year anniversary June 8, Jersey City may be getting an elevated park of its own. Residents and government officials are closer than ever to concluding a 13-year battle to acquire an abandoned rail line and turn it into open space at the center of an urban neighborhood, and they’re looking to the High Line for inspiration and advice.

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New Jersey News

Opposition to Online Charters Heats Up State BOE Meeting

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The State Board of Education on Wednesday got an earful on the Christie administration’s push for charter schools and other so-called innovations, both pro and con, some quite public and some a bit quieter.

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It's A Free Country ®

As Walker Rises, So Does Christie

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

WNYC

Not long ago, a Republican Governor elected just after the Obama landslide in a “blue” state painted a line in the sand. 

In a big-union state, he took on the unions.  In a state formed by rail transportation, he killed a big federal rail project and sent huge sums back to the federal government.  The more the unions howled, the happier he seemed poking sharp sticks in their eyes.

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New Jersey News

Pascrell, Payne Jr. Win Key NJ Primaries

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

New Jersey voted Tuesday in the first primary since redistricting eliminated one of the state's congressional districts. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell won a hard-fought battle of incumbents, besting fellow Congressman Steve Rothman in the Democratic primary in the state's newly drawn 9th District.

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New Jersey News

Live! NJ Election Results

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

New Jersey voters headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in the first primary since redistricting eliminated one of the state's congressional districts. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell won a hard-fought battle of incumbents Tuesday, besting fellow congressman Steve Rothman in the Democratic primary in New Jersey's newly drawn 9th District. In the 10th District, Donald Payne Jr. was elected to the seat his father held for over 20 years.

View the results of NJ's primary races with the latest figures from The Associated Press.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Election Day Guide

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Lee Keough, managing editor of NJSpotlight.com, and Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, take an in-depth look at today's New Jersey state primary election.

→ Resources: NJ Spotlight Voter Guide | 10th District Interviews | 9th District Interviews | New District Map

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Baby-Friendly New Jersey

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

New Jersey health commissioner Mary O'Dowd talks about a UNICEF initiative that designated two NJ hospitals "baby-friendly" and her own efforts to increase breastfeeding rates.

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New Jersey News

The 2012 Voter Guide: Covering NJ's Candidates and Contests

Monday, June 04, 2012

Both parties' presidential nominees may be decided, but there are still a dozen high-profile battles around the state -- including the crowded Republican U.S. Senate field -- to draw voters to the polls on June 5.

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New Jersey News

Harris Defeat Underscores Political Impasse Over NJ Supreme Court

Friday, June 01, 2012

Republican Governor Chris Christie and Senate Democratic leaders are locked in a constitutional battle over the political balance and future independence of the New Jersey Supreme Court — one that threatens to leave the once-proud high court two justices short all the way through next year’s gubernatorial election.

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New Jersey News

Christie Accuses Dems of 'Partisan Politics' after Court Pick is Voted Down

Thursday, May 31, 2012

An angry Gov. Chris Christie accused Senate Democrats of playing partisan politics at the expense of the gay, black Republican he nominated to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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New Jersey News

Interactive Map | Wide Disparities in Child Wellbeing Throughout NJ

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A child advocacy group's annual survey of the overall wellbeing of New Jersey's kids reveals there is a wide gap between the county where they fare the best, and the one where they fare the worst.

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New Jersey News

Facebook Fund Releases Wish List for Newark Public Schools, Charters

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Foundation for Newark’s Future, the fund created from Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark public schools, will soon commit approximately $15 million to the city’s charter schools -- nearly doubling its overall outlay so far.

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New Jersey News

NJ Finds NYPD Muslim Surveillance Is Legal

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Governor Chris Christie's administration has concluded that New York City police did not violate New Jersey laws when they conducted surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups in the state.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Diaspora in the Dominican Elections

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Erica Gonzalez, executive editor of El Diario, explains the role of Dominicans abroad in the recent Dominican elections. For the first time, Dominicans in New York and New Jersey were able to vote for seven congressional seats to represent the diaspora.

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New Jersey News

NJ Budget Officials Forecast Shows Lower Revenue

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Legislature's chief budget officer says New Jersey has achieved only half of the $1 billion in revenue growth Gov. Chris Christie anticipated for this fiscal year.

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New Jersey News

Where Ex-Rutgers Student Dharun Ravi Will Spend His Jail Sentence

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The ex-Rutgers student who was convicted of 15 counts including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate will spend next month inside a jail cell in a Northern New Jersey facility

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New Jersey News

Rowan Faculty, Employees Endorse No-Merger Recommendation

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A union representing Rowan University’s faculty, adjunct faculty, coaches, and librarians has endorsed a set of recommendations that oppose the school’s proposed merger with Rutgers-Camden. Despite a pledge of neutrality by Rowan’s administration and the union itself, representatives of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 2373 voted to approve a proposal written by a state-wide coalition of labor unions that asserts, “Rutgers-Camden must remain a part of Rutgers University.”

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