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Rutgers Board Rejects Merger Plan

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Board of Trustees at Rutgers University has voted down a plan that would allow Rowan University to absorb its Camden campus.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Affordable Housing

Friday, May 04, 2012

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and Douglas Massey, Princeton sociologist and author of many books including American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, discuss affordable housing in New Jersey--40 years after the Mount Laurel decision.

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Features

NJ Gallery Celebrates WPA-Era Art and its Modern Appeal

Friday, May 04, 2012

On Thursday, an exhibit that celebrates WPA-era artwork opened at LightSoundSpace Gallery in Rahway, New Jersey. The idea behind the show is to inspire visitors with messages that curators say resonate strongly with the economic struggles faced by many at present. Check out a slideshow of works in the show.

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New Jersey News

Lautenberg Advocates for Rutgers to Stay in Camden

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Sen. Frank Lautenberg is lobbying for Rutgers University to maintain its presence in Camden.

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New Jersey News

NJ's Highest Court Rules Sick-Leave Payout Caps Legal

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled that it is legal for the state to cap payouts for unused sick time for top school administrators.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey's High School Graduation Rates Drop

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The New Jersey Department of Education Tuesday released 2011 graduation rates for high schools that were largely lower, in some cases significantly lower, than prior years.

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New Jersey News

Christie Shrugs Off Kimmel's Fat Jokes

Monday, April 30, 2012

Governor Chris Christie says having a sexy television star seated beside him made it easier to absorb the fat jokes Jimmy Kimmel made at his expense during the White House Correspondents' Club dinner.

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New Jersey News

Christie: Trooper Transfers Were Not My Doing

Monday, April 30, 2012

Governor Chris Christie said he was not involved in the decision to transfer 10 New Jersey state police commanders as the investigation into high-speed escorts of luxury sports cars continues.
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New Jersey News

Details Begin to Emerge about Highway Escort of Sports Cars

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

State troopers reportedly escorted a group of expensive sports cars traveling at 100 mph down the Garden State Parkway last month. It’s raising question about whether New Jersey is sending mixed messages about aggressive driving.

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New Jersey News

NJ Dems Rip Proposed Rutgers-Rowan Merger

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Some New Jersey Democrats took aim at a controversial plan to merge the Rutgers-Camden campus with Rowan University during a hearing on higher education funding Wednesday.

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New Jersey News

Mr. Rowan Hopes Rutgers Merger Won't Mean the Loss of His Name

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The monied benefactor after whom Rowan University is named said he doesn’t want the New Jersey school to lose its namesake if it merges with Rutgers-Camden.

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New Jersey News

2 NJ Troopers Suspended Amid Highway Escort Probe

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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

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Romney's Tri-State Swing: Six Fundraisers and a Few Unanswered Questions

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coming off the Northeastern primaries on Tuesday, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney will attend six fundraising events in New York and New Jersey.

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New Jersey News

Nets Fall in Final NJ Home Game

Monday, April 23, 2012

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.

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WNYC News

Traffic Down But Revenues Soar After Toll Hike At NY-NJ Port Authority Crossings

Monday, April 23, 2012

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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.

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WNYC News

Obama's Counter-Terrorism Advisor Praises NYPD

Friday, April 20, 2012

President Barack Obama's chief counter-terrorism advisor said Friday that he backed the NYPD’s counter-terrorism program, which has drawn fire for its covert monitoring of Muslims in and out of the city.

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New Jersey News

NJ Launches Evaluation Pilot for School Principals

Friday, April 20, 2012

A year into New Jersey’s teacher evaluation pilot, the Christie administration is moving on to the next job to go under the microscope: the school principal.

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WNYC News

States Release New Jobs Figures

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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.

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Report: NY, NJ to See Big Savings from Fuel Efficient Cars by 2025

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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An increase in fuel efficiency standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 will save New York and New Jersey motorists big money, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group. New Yorkers will save almost $3 billion a year, while New Jersey residents will save $1.5 billion.

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New Jersey News

Lautenberg, Port Authority Exec Spar Over Tolls

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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.

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