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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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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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WNYC News

Latest Jobless Numbers Released

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Joblessness rose in New York City, was flat in New York State, and went down in New Jersey last month.

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New Jersey News

NJ's Acting Ed Commissioner Moves Around Confirmation Block

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Jersey’s acting Commissioner of Education, whose nomination to the post has been blocked, has found a way around that hurdle — he has established a residential address outside of Essex County.

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New Jersey News

Reprising Address, Christie Is Well Received in Democratic Stronghold

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Just a few days after his State of the State, Governor Chris Christie took his case for increased accountability for the state's failing inner city schools and tenure reform to an overwhelmingly African American community where he got less than 5 percent of the vote in 2009.

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Christie Defends Income Tax Cut Proposal

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said it’s time to “double-down” on the state’s economic comeback — and he believes the way to do that is by enacting the ten-percent, across-the-board cut in the state’s income tax he proposed during his State of the State address this week.

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New Jersey News

Rutgers Lands Federal Transportation Grant

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rutgers University has scored a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The school's Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) was one of 22 institutions to get the federal grants this year.

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New Jersey News

Dems Say Christie Tax Cut Weighted for Rich, Puts School Dollars at Risk

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Halfway through his first term, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for a 10-percent income tax cut for all brackets and a revival of the state's Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor hands the — and handling the Democrats a real rhetorical challenge.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Governor Christie's State of the State: No Transpo Talk, But He Worked In A Driving Metaphor

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

The two transportation references in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's State of the State address involved a driving metaphor and a shout-out to people listening while behind the wheel.

"Now is not the time to put the brakes on New Jersey’s growth.  Now it is the time to put the foot down harder on the accelerator.  Now is not the time to turn back. Now is the time to make New Jersey greatness a reality again."

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"To everyone in this room, to everyone watching in their home or listening in their car, I have one simple message:  for the New Jersey Comeback to continue and grow, we must all come together."

Christie's State of the Union address focused on education, taxes, jobs, and crime. There were no lofty promises about infrastructure improvements or making commuters' lives easier -- or even fixing potholes. Although, to be fair, there were some images of shovels breaking ground in his recent video, "The Jersey Comeback has Begun."

By way of contrast, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed an infrastructure bank in his recent State of the State address and talked about the need for coordination between the state's various transportation entities -- although he also didn't actually utter the word "transit."

You can see the text of Christie's speech here.

 

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New Jersey News

Transcript: Governor Chris Christie's 2012 State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lt. Governor Guadagno, Madam Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the 215th Legislature, Members of our Congressional Delegation, Members of the Supreme Court, our former governors and the people of the State of New Jersey:

This has been a difficult week for all of us who work in this State ...

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New Jersey News

NJ Environmentalists Fight Gas Pipeline Expansion

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Jersey environmentalists are fighting a gas pipeline project that would cut through the protected Highlands, the undeveloped northwest corner of the state.

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New Jersey Governor Christie Proposes Income Tax Cuts in State of State Address

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for a 10 percent across-the-board cut in state income taxes in his State of the State address Tuesday in Trenton.

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New Jersey News

Christie to Decide on Water Bill Ripped by Environmentalists

Monday, January 16, 2012

Governor Chris Christie has until Tuesday to decide whether to sign a bill that environmentalists claim puts 300,000 acres of the state’s most ecologically sensitive land in the cross-hairs of developers.

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New Jersey News

Hoboken Cancels St. Patrick's Day Parade

Friday, January 13, 2012

The St. Patrick's Day parade in Hoboken has been canceled because officials could not agree on a date to hold it.

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New Jersey News

Officials Look to Ax NJ School Board Members for Failing to Complete Background Check

Friday, January 13, 2012

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The New Jersey Department of Education said Thursday that 200 school board members must step down from their posts for failure to complete a required criminal background check.

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New Jersey News

Christie Condemns Bias Attacks in Northern NJ

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie condemned the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in Bergen County a day after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a synagogue in the town of Rutherford.

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Features

City Transplants Re-Create Music Scene in New Jersey

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Most people’s conception of the New Jersey suburbs doesn’t include an underground music scene a la the East Village in the 1970s. But many New York City transplants who now call New Jersey home are re-creating their night lives in informal, interesting ways.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jon Corzine’s Riskiest Business

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vanity Fair business writers, contributing editors Bryan Burrough, William D. Cohan, and Bethany McLean discuss the personal and professional tribulations of Jon Corzine. They spoke to friends and associates of the embattled former Goldman C.E.O. and New Jersey governor to examine the private demons and blind ambition that led Corzine to the MF Global scandal. Their article “Jon Corzine’s Riskiest Business” is in the February issue of Vanity Fair. The paperback release of William Cohan's latest book, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, is out today.

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