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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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NJ Budget Numbers Less Rosy than Christie’s

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The bi-partisan research arm of New Jersey's Legislature presented figures Tuesday that contradict revenue estimates from the Christie Administration.

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New Jersey News

Lautenberg Calls for Investigation Into Rutgers-Rowan Merger

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg on Monday sent a letter to the federal education secretary asking him to review the proposed merger of Rutgers' Camden campus with Rowan University because it could wind up costing students more.

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Christie Signs Anti-Bullying Measure into Law

Monday, March 26, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie has signed New Jersey's tough anti-bullying legislation into law.

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Features

Look | Cherry Blossom Trees Flourish in Newark

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Washington D.C. may be famous for its cherry blossom trees — but Branch Brook Park in Newark, N.J. has more of the flowering pink trees that are the harbingers of spring. Check out a slideshow here.

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New Jersey News

Battle over NJ Supreme Court Nominees Continues

Friday, March 23, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie hasn’t said what his next move will be in the failed New Jersey Supreme Court nomination of Phillip Kwon. A confirmation hearing for his second nominee, Bruce Harris, will be rescheduled.

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Ravi's High-Profile Media Campaign Both Savvy and Risky, Legal Experts Say

Friday, March 23, 2012

Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi has launched a high profile media campaign this week following a conviction on 15 counts of privacy invasion, evidence tampering and bias intimidation. Ravi never testified at his own trial, and legal experts say making his case before the public now could be a savvy, but risky way to influence the sentencing judge.

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New Jersey News

Poor Conditions for Immigrant Detainees in NJ, Report Finds

Friday, March 23, 2012

Conditions for immigrant detainees in Essex County, NJ, do not fully comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's national detention standards, according to a  new report from the New York University School of Law School.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cuomo ekes out a settlement on pension and redistricting reforms, while Chris Christie must be thrilled that he's got Democrats talking tax cuts.

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New Jersey News

Asian-American NJ Supreme Court Nominee Rejected

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Senate panel has rejected Gov. Chris Christie's Asian-American nominee to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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NJ Unemployment Holds Steady at 9 Percent

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Jersey's unemployment rate in February was unchanged from the month before at 9 percent, according to data released Thursday.

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WNYC News

After Rutgers Spycam Case, Universities Grapple With Privacy Online

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The conviction of Dharun Ravi in the Rutgers webcam spying trial last week raises difficult questions for universities when it comes to protecting students online and ensuring their policies keep up with the realities of campus life.

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New Jersey News

Christie Faces Hurdle in Remaking NJ Supreme Court

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Governor Chris Christie faces a major hurdle in remaking the New Jersey Supreme Court Thursday when the majority Democrat Senate Judiciary Committee will vet his nominees for two open seats on the seven-member court.

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Christie's Supreme Court Nominees Set to Face Senate Committee

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Jersey Democrats say they will rigorously question Governor Chris Christie's two nominees to the state supreme court on Thursday.

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New Jersey News

Christie Details $1M College Scholarship Program

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie has announced a college scholarship program for economically disadvantaged high-school students.

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NJ Gets Top Grade for Ethics But Gaps Remain: Report

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Jersey got the top grade in a national public accountability survey — but the same report found there are a number of ways vested interests can circumvent campaign finance laws to influence politics in the state.

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With Guilty Verdict, Deportation is Possibility for Ravi

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Now that Dharun Ravi has been convicted of 15 charges related to his use of a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, he may also face possible deportation proceedings.

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New Jersey News

Lawmakers Unsure Higher Ed Merger Needs Their OK

Monday, March 19, 2012

A legislative panel hearing testimony on a proposal to reorganize New Jersey's higher education system isn't sure the merger plan requires their approval.

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New Jersey News

Days After Verdict, Returning Rutgers Students Weigh In on Dharun Ravi Conviction

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rutgers University students returning from spring break Sunday had mixed reactions to the conviction of former student Dharun Ravi, who was found guilty last week of invasion of privacy and bias intimidating for using a webcam to spy on his roommate who committed suicide days later. He now faces up to 10 years in prison and possible deportation to India.

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New Jersey News

NJ Legislature Passes Anti-Road Rage Bill

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Legislation to toughen road rage penalties has unanimously passed both chambers of New Jersey's Legislature and now heads to Gov. Christie for consideration.

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