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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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New Jersey News

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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New Jersey News

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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New Jersey News

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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New Jersey News

NJ Assembly Committee Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Friday, February 03, 2012

A same-sex marriage cleared a New Jersey Assembly committee on Thursday

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New Jersey News

Rutgers Faculty Calls for Cuts to the Athletics Department

Thursday, February 02, 2012

WNYC

Faculty members at Rutgers University's School of Arts and Sciences are calling for cuts in the school’s athletic department's budget.  Most areas of the university have undergone budget cuts, but sports have not.

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New Jersey News

Donald Trump Eyes NJ Golf Course as Site for Cemetery Plot

Thursday, February 02, 2012

For a man who seemingly has everything, there is one thing that has eluded Donald Trump: he wants to be buried on his favorite golf course in New Jersey.

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New Jersey News

GM Agrees to Pay $19M for Toxic NJ Clean Up

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

General Motors has agreed to pay $19.5 million to clean up toxic pollution in New Jersey on portions of the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers and Newark Bay. 

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New Jersey News

Christie Patronage Hires at Port Authority Excessive: Expert

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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A Princeton professor emeritus and author of a book on the Port Authority says Governor Chris Christie's hiring recommendations at the Port Authority far outpace his predecessor's patronage hire. 

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New Jersey News

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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