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WNYC News

Gov. Christie Continues Push For Property Tax Cap

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the leaders of the Democratic-controlled New Jersey legislature reached an agreement on a budget deal this week. The budget is expected to pass in floor votes on Monday.

In an interview with WNYC, Christie says he's happy ...

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WQXR News

NJ Incumbents Win Easy Victories

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

New Jersey congressional incumbents cruised to easy victories on Tuesday.

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WQXR News

Obama Defends White House Reponse to Oil Spill

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The president says he's paid close attention to the spill since oil first started gushing into the Gulf.

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WQXR News

Poll Finds NJ Voters Disengaged

Monday, June 07, 2010

New Jersey voters head to the polls on Tuesday to determine who gets to run for 13 of the state's House seats in November.

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WQXR News

NJ Men Held for Trying to Join Jihadist Group

Monday, June 07, 2010

Authorities arrested two New Jersey men at John F. Kennedy airport on Sunday before they boarded flights to Egypt en route to Somalia. Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism for making their way to Somalia to join an alleged jihadist group.

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WNYC News

Meadowlands Scores Super Bowl XLVIII

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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The Super Bowl is coming to New Jersey. The NFL has decided to hold it's 2014 championship game, Super Bowl XLVIII, in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands home of the Giants and Jets.

It'll be the first open-air Super Bowl ever in a northern ...

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WQXR News

Meadowlands to Host 2014 Super Bowl

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Jets and Giants will host Super Bowl 48 at their new Meadowlands stadium.

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Transportation Nation

TN Moving Stories

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Transit Cuts Edition:

WNYC: NJ Transit Cuts Started Sunday

Jesse Jacksons rallies with transit workers in Cleveland to protest 12 percent service cuts and 80 layoffs.... (Plain Dealer)

...but Detroit had him first! He was there protest that city's 100 layoffs. (Free Press)

The Times chronicles the social death that occurs when a bus line stops.  Kinda like when "Cheers" closed...

And In Houston, Mayor Annise Parker's criticisms of transit agency become fodder for Republican Governor Rick Perry in his re-election campaign. (American Statesman)

But, hey, the Olympics helped transit: Ridership up almost 20 percent in post-Olympics Vancouver. (The Province)

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WQXR News

NJ Transit Cuts 31 Weekday Trains

Monday, May 24, 2010

NJ Transit riders should check their schedules this morning. That's because the nation's third-largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit cut is cutting 31 weekday trains, or four percent of its daily load, to plug an ongoing budget deficit.

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WNYC News

Christie Vetoes 'Millionaire's Tax'; Saturday Protest Planned in Trenton

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a measure that would have restored a higher income tax on the state’s wealthiest residents. Democrats in both houses included the tax increase with votes to boost prescription drug benefits for seniors and to restore property tax rebates ...

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WNYC News

Final Phase in 1st Newark Schoolyard Slayings Trial

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lawyers made their final arguments today in the murder trial of Rodolfo Godinez. He is one of six defendants accused in a brutal 2007 killing of three college students in a Newark schoolyard. These were young adults with promising futures, and the crime was shocking, even by the violent standards ...

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WNYC News

Christie Touts Property Tax Referendum in Hoboken Town Hall

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Governor Chris Christie wants to limit property taxes, and he wants to put it to voters directly. He kicked off his referendum campaign with a stop in Hoboken yesterday.

Governor Christie's number is 2.5. That's the biggest percent increase a town could raise its property taxes, ...

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WQXR News

Booker Wins Second Mayoral Term in Newark

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cory Booker has won a second term as mayor of Newark, handily defeating three challengers with 59 percent of the vote.

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WNYC News

Booker Wins Second Mayoral Term in Newark

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cory Booker has won a second term as mayor of Newark, handily defeating three challengers with 59 percent of the vote. Former Essex County Prosecutor Cliff Minor ran a distant second.

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, the city's Web site has Booker with more than ...

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WNYC News

Booker Seeks a Second Term as Newark Mayor

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cory Booker is seeking a second term as mayor of Newark in municipal elections tomorrow. Four years ago, Booker replaced Sharpe James, who had run the city for two decades, and ended up serving time on federal corruption charges soon after leaving office. Booker promised ...

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WNYC News

Election Day Tomorrow for NJ Local Races

Monday, May 10, 2010

Voters in dozens of New Jersey cities and towns are set to head to the polls in local elections tomorrow. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: 86 of the state's 566 municipalities hold what are billed "non-partisan" contests that determine who gets to be mayor and ...

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Asparagus

Friday, May 07, 2010

Asparagus season got an early start this year with the warmer weather, and Greg Donaldson of Donaldson Farms says there are only four weeks left. Try his recipe for Marinated and Chilled Jersey Fresh Asparagus.

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WNYC News

Christie In Standoff With NJ Senate President

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

After just four months in office, New Jersey Governor Christie is in a standoff with Senate President Steven Sweeney. As WNYC's Bob Hennelly tells us, it's over the governor's nominee to the state's highest court.

REPORTER: Judges serve seven years and then have always been re-appointed ...

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WNYC News

NJ Voters Reject Majority of Proposed School Budgets

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

For the first time in 34 years, New Jersey voters have rejected a majority of school budgets. According to unofficial results, voters turned down 260 of 479 budgets in 19 counties in yesterday's elections, which were particularly contentious this year.

Under Gov. Chris Christie's proposed state ...

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WNYC News

NJ Voters Decide on School Budgets

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Jersey voters are going to the polls today to pick school boards and to decide the fate of local school district budgets. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Billions of dollars are at stake yet fewer than one in five voters usually turns out. This ...

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