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Gov. Christie Vetoes NJ Gay Marriage Bill

Friday, February 17, 2012

Governor Chris Christie followed through on his threat to reject a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey. He vetoed the bill Friday, hours after it had been delivered to his desk.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Whitney Houston and New Jersey Flags

Friday, February 17, 2012

David Cruz, reporter for NJTV, talks about Whitney Houston's ties to New Jersey and Gov. Christie's decision to fly flags at half-staff in tribute to her. What do you think? Did the Governor make the right call in flying flags at half-staff? Let us know!

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New Jersey News

As Protesters Rally at Rutgers-Camden, Consortium, Not Merger, Discussed

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Meetings of the Rutgers Board of Governors are usually staid affairs. The February 15 convocation was anything but: Hundreds of students and faculty -- some bearing signs and banners -- were there to protest the proposed merger of Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University.

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New Jersey News

NJ Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages, setting the stage for an expected veto by Governor Chris Christie.

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New Jersey News

Christie Announces School Construction Plans

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Governor Chris Christie announced plans Wednesday to build 20 new schools in New Jersey to address overcrowding and crumbling buildings in low-income school districts.

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Governor Chris Christie Wants Some Criminals Held Without Bail

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants individuals with a violent history to be held in jail without bail.

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Fifth Person Convicted in NJ Schoolyard Murders

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A defendant was convicted on Tuesday in the 2007 execution-style killings of three college students in a Newark schoolyard.

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WNYC News

NJ Hometown Remembers Whitney Houston

Monday, February 13, 2012

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Pop star Whitney Houston's funeral service will be held Saturday in the New Jersey church where she first showcased her singing talents as a child.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Senate Pres. Sweeney on Gay Marriage

Friday, February 10, 2012

Stephen Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, discusses Monday's vote on the same sex marriage bill in the senate.

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New Jersey News

NJ Given Chance to Move Beyond No Child Left Behind

Friday, February 10, 2012

With the Obama administration Thursday waiving New Jersey from No Child Left Behind, the state was in effect given the green light for its own plan for how public schools will be monitored, assisted, and in the case of those that don’t improve, overhauled and potentially shut down.

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WNYC News

Obama Gives Education Waviers to 10 States

Thursday, February 09, 2012

New Jersey is one of ten states that received a waiver from the No Child Left Behind education law on Thursday. President Barack Obama says his decision will give the 10 states the flexibility needed to set high standards for students and hold schools accountable.

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New Jersey News

NJ Property Taxes Rise 2.4 percent

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Property taxes in New Jersey rose 2.4 percent in 2011 despite a 2 percent cap imposed by Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature.

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NJ Agency Faulted for Handling Toddler's Case

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Child welfare officials in New Jersey failed to connect concerns of child abuse and domestic violence in the case of a 2-year-old whose father is accused of tossing her to her death still strapped in her car seat.

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WNYC News

Fresh Direct Plans Move to the Bronx

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Fresh Direct, the grocery delivery service based in Long Island City, Queens, announced plans Tuesday to open new headquarters in the Bronx within three years — despite attempts from New Jersey to woo the company to the Garden State.

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New Jersey News

Rutgers Students, Faculty Protest Merger Plans

Monday, February 06, 2012

Students and professors from Rutgers University's Camden campus protested a proposal to merge their school with Rowan University at a New Jersey Senate hearing on Monday.

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WNYC News

US Closes Embassy in Damascus Amid Growing Violence in Syria

Monday, February 06, 2012

The United States has closed its embassy in Damascus as violence intensifies in the Syria, now eleven months into a crackdown on political dissidents that began last March. All embassy staff, including U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford, have left the country.

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WNYC News

Judge Gives Green Light to Port Authority Toll Hikes, For Now

Monday, February 06, 2012

A federal judge in New York has declined to order the elimination of toll increases imposed last summer at bridge and tunnel crossings in New York and New Jersey.

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New Jersey News

Newark Expected to Close 7 Failing Schools

Friday, February 03, 2012

Newark's school superintendent  is expected to suggest closing  seven failing schools as part of a package of district-wide reforms.

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Interactive Map: Private School Enrollment in NJ

Friday, February 03, 2012

Private vs. public school? With an average tuition of about $20,000, that's the million dollar question for parents considering the extra cost. What’s been their answer? This map shows the percentage of kids attending private schools across New Jersey.

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Clementi's Older Brother: I Don't Hate Tyler's Roommate

Friday, February 03, 2012

The brother of the Rutgers student who committed suicide said he did not hate the roommate who secretly streamed a video of his brother on the Internet with another man days before he jumped off the George Washington Bridge.

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