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Refusing to Back Down on Gay Marriage Stance, Christie Rips Lawmaker With Slang Term

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is using a slang term to refer to an openly gay state lawmaker who compared him to former segregationist Southern governors — calling Democratic Assemblyman Reed Gusciora "numb nuts."

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New Jersey News

Newark Told to Produce Facebook Pledge Log

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Jersey's largest city must produce a list of documents related to a $100 million pledge to its public schools from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, a judge ruled Friday.

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New Jersey News

Net Property Taxes Up 20 Percent Under Christie

Monday, January 30, 2012

Property taxes are eating up a larger share of family income under Governor Chris Christie than under previous governors, primarily due to a sharp reduction in direct property tax relief over the past two years. In fact, net property taxes are 20 percent higher under Christie than they were when Democrat Jon Corzine left office two years ago.

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New Jersey News

Famed NJ Rock Club The Court Tavern Mysteriously Shuttered

Sunday, January 29, 2012

WNYC
A New Brunswick rock club known for its gritty atmosphere, cheap beer and a basement that featured some of the most exciting rock bands to come out of New Jersey, has shut down after more than 30 years.

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New Jersey News

Bucking the Trend, Newark Gang Activity Fueled by Drugs: Report

Friday, January 27, 2012

Gang homicides in Newark are largely related to drug trade, unlike in other gang violence ridden cities, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.

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New Jersey News

Newark Mayor Cory Booker 'Patently Disagrees' With NJ Governor Chris Christie on Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Thursday, January 26, 2012

WNYC

Newark Mayor Cory Booker told WNYC that he “patently disagrees” with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s call for a voter referendum this November on whether to legalize gay marriage in the state.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Referendum on Christie's Referendum

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed a ballot initiative to let voters decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

LISTENERS: Do you think public referendums are the right way for states to decide on marriage equality? Who should decide whether states should allow same-sex marriage: the voters or the legislature? Text "whodecides" to 30644, give us a call, or comment here. 

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New Jersey News

Crime Up But Murder Trend Reversed in Newark

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The murder rate in Newark may have increased by about 5 percent in 2011, but Mayor Cory Booker said Wednesday that the upward trend in murders and shootings that began in the city in the summer of 2010 has been reversed.

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New Jersey News

Finger-Pointing Precedes Teacher Contract Talks in Newark

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The last time negotiators for the state-run Newark Public Schools met with the district’s teachers union, the $100 million Facebook gift was not yet national headlines and Superintendent Cami Anderson was still an administrator in New York City schools.

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WNYC News

Christie Vows to Veto Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vowed to veto a same-sex marriage bill Tuesday, the same day a state Senate panel approved it.

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New Jersey News

NJ Prosecutor Charges Homeless 19-Year-Old With Synagogue Bombing

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A New Jersey prosecutor says a homeless, 19-year-old unemployed man charged in the firebombings of two synagogues is an anti-Semite who intended to cause harm. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday that investigators believe Anthony Graziano of Lodi knew there were people inside when he threw Molotov cocktails into a Rutherford synagogue building that also houses the rabbi's family.

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New Jersey News

NJ Gov Wants Gay Marriage on the Ballot

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A New Jersey Senate panel has approved a same-sex marriage bill the same day Gov. Chris Christie vowed to veto it, saying he supports putting the issue on the ballot.

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New Jersey News

NJ Loses Superintendent of Year to NY

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A month after being honored on the floor of the state Senate, New Jersey’s school superintendent of the year is headed to New York, another consequence of the Christie administration’s cap on school administration salaries.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie, His Courts, and Garden State Marriage Equality

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gov. Christie appoints two new judicial nominees, and New Jersey supporters of marriage equality rally in Trenton. Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for the New Jersey News Service, give us the latest. 

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New Jersey News

1 Dead in Tanker Accident in Elizabeth

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One person is dead after a fiery crash involving a car and a tanker truck in Elizabeth.

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New Jersey News

Same-Sex Marriage Hearings Take Center Stage in Trenton

Monday, January 23, 2012

Same-sex marriage is set to take center stage in Trenton on Tuesday as a proposed bill gets its first hearing in the state Senate. Gay rights activists and those who oppose the bill are expected to be at the statehouse in large numbers for rallies outside and to testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

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New Jersey News

Goethals, Bayonne and Outerbridge Crossing Tolls to Drop

Monday, January 23, 2012

Commuters who use E-ZPass to cross the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and Outerbridge Crossing will see tolls cut in half starting next month.

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New Jersey News

Assemblyman to Probe Stalled NJ School Projects

Monday, January 23, 2012

The chairman of the New Jersey Assembly Education Committee said he plans to hold investigative hearings in February about why the Christie Administration has begun so few school construction and repair projects.

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New Jersey News

Potential Jurors Will Learn Name of Man on Tape With Clementi

Friday, January 20, 2012

Potential jurors in the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on a roommate will learn the name of the other man seen in the video.

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New Jersey News

Highland Council Delays NJ Gas Pipeline Extension

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Opponents of a proposed gas pipeline extension planned to run through pristine wilderness in a protected part of the Highlands, N.J., the undeveloped northwest corner of the state, got a victory Thursday night when a council voted to delay action.

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