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NJ Is Skimming Our Tax Revenue: Mayors

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mayors from across New Jersey are calling on the state to stop skimming tax revenue from utility companies they say rightly belongs in local coffers.

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NJ Gives Group 1st Permit to Grow Pot Legally

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Jersey has issued its first permit for a nonprofit group to grow medical marijuana legally.

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Spring’s No Break for Tuesday’s School Vote Holdouts

Monday, April 16, 2012

The sudden move this winter by a vast majority of New Jersey school districts to November elections has drawn much of the public’s attention, but don’t tell that to a handful of districts still heading to the polls this Tuesday.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Neighbor From Burning House

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was treated and released from a hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.

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NJ Spent $178M on Business Tax Incentive: Report

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Jersey has an incentive program to lure businesses to the state that gives companies back the state income taxes their employees pay. A report, "Paying Taxes to the Boss," released by Good Jobs First, a tax policy group in Washington, D.C., found New Jersey spent $178 million on the program, more than any of the other 16 states with similar tax kickbacks.

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NJ Puts New Labels on Schools for Test Scores, Graduation Rates

Thursday, April 12, 2012

With No Child Left Behind essentially off the books, welcome to New Jersey’s new age — and labels — for school accountability.

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NJ Voters Support NYPD Muslim Surveillance: Poll

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Most New Jersey voters approve of the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims in the state, according to a new poll.

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New Brush Fires Erupt in North NJ

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Firefighters remain on the scene of a large brush fire in the meadowlands of northern New Jersey that's producing plumes of thick, black smoke.

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New Jersey’s High Tech Classrooms

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A computer voice guides 12-year-old Amir Accoo to spell the words he hears through his headphones: emergency, bulldozer,  minutes. Accoo spells minutes wrong and is asked to try that one again, several times. Later, he clicks on a proofreading button.

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PACs Skirting NJ's Anti-Corruption Laws

Monday, April 09, 2012

An examination by New Jersey's largest newspaper, The Star Ledger, has found that political action committees are managing to get around the state's new anti-corruption laws.

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Foreclosures Still Climbing For NJ Commercial Properties

Monday, April 09, 2012

Alongside pronouncements that the state’s business outlook is brightening, foreclosures of non-residential properties have been increasing in New Jersey.

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New Jersey News

Christie: Israel Trip Will Yield Dividends at Home

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he brought a little Jersey to Jerusalem this week in hopes of drumming up business and jobs back home.

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WNYC News

On the Brink | The New Face of Poverty: Meet Janice

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

In our new series On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty, meet Janice Hardy, an unemployed mother of two from suburban New Jersey who is facing homelessness as she, like many Americans, grapples with supporting her family and tries to get back on her feet.

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NJ Wants to Collect on Unredeemed Gift Cards

Monday, April 02, 2012

You know that gift card you got but never spent? Well, New Jersey would be happy to take it off your hands.

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WQXR Blog

New Orchestra Seeks Hip Young Audience in New Jersey

Monday, April 02, 2012

New Jersey has, in recent times, been mostly a backwater when it comes to start-up orchestras that specialize in contemporary programming and offbeat formats. But no longer.

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WNYC News

Security Overhaul Planned for the Port Authority

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Port Authority of NY & NJ announced Thursday that it is overhauling its security operations, starting with the hiring of a Chief Security Officer.

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Port Authority to Cut Nonunion Benefits

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey voted Thursday to cut bonuses and other benefits for its nonunion employees in a move expected to save $41 million over 18 months.

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New Jersey News

Christie to Travel to Israel, Jordan

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is set to leave Sunday for a weeklong trip to the Middle East. Travel to Israel is a gubernatorial tradition that began in 1988.

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Marine From NJ Killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A 29-year-old U.S. Marine from New Jersey died during combat operations in Afghanistan on Tuesday, Pentagon officials said.

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Emissions Control Deal Reached at Newark Trash Incinerator Plant

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

An agreement has been reached to improve emission controls at a Newark trash incinerator plant, according to New Jersey environmental officials.

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