Garden State News

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In a Tuesday afternoon speech to the state legislature, Gov. Chris Christie introduced his $33.8 billion state budget proposal, which calls for a $1.3 billion pension payment beginning July 1. Critics say Christie's speech was a lot of hot air....
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A major change in New Jersey’s drunk-driving rules moved a step closer to reality Thursday with state Senate passage of a bill that would require first-time offenders to take a sobriety test every time they get behind the wheel....
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NJ Bridges Face New Scrutiny

January 21, 2015

A deadly bridge collapse in Cincinnati has spurred new attention to the condition of New Jersey’s roads and bridges....
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New Jersey is a state divided when it comes to football allegiances, but nothing has united Giants, Jets and Eagles fans quite like the infuriating image of Governor Chris Christie embracing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after the Texas team’s playoff win Sunday night. Some are speculating Christie’s visible celebration may have political consequences....
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Its seems the governor made it out of the Bridgegate Scandal largely unscathed—so far—despite members of his inner circle being tied to the politically motivated Washington Bridge lane closures, which snarled traffic for four days in September 2013....
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New Jersey drivers who drink before taking the wheel could get an unwanted gift from the state this holiday season. The state Senate is poised to vote in December on a bill that would toughen New Jersey’s DUI law....
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Atlantic City may be facing some new competition, as Philadelphia contemplates opening another casino. On November 18, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will vote on whether the City of Brotherly Love will get a second casino. The board will also decide which of the proposed projects will ultimately be chosen....
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Cory Booker will have his work cut out for him in a newly-red Washington, as Republicans have won control of the U.S. Senate. Booker defeated challenger Jeff Bell to hold onto his seat as New Jersey’s Senator, nabbing 56 percent of the vote....
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Sayreville football coach George Najjar has been suspended following a unanimous vote last night by the Sayreville Board of Education. Najjar has coached at Sayreville for two decades and led the team to three state titles. His suspension, as well as the suspension of four other assistant coaches, is with pay....
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The small Middlesex County town of Sayreville, once united by varsity sports, continues to make unwanted headlines after seven members of the high school football team were charged with sexually assaulting four fellow teammates....
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Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, best known from the reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey, were sentenced to 15 and 41 months in prison, respectively, for conspiracy, bankruptcy fraud and tax offenses, according to the United States Attorney District of New Jersey....
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Although the U.S. Justice Department’s nine-month investigation of the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has yet to conclude, sources revealed to NBC 4 New York that the probe has not uncovered any evidence that Governor Chris Christie was aware in advance of the September 2013 lane closings....
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As Atlantic City is reeling from three recent casino closings comes word that Trump Taj Mahal may be the fifth Atlantic City casino going under this year....
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Patrons and workers at Revel casino spent one last evening together on Labor Day, after which the $2.4 billion resort officially shut its doors for good this morning....
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The little borough of Sea Bright is set to receive big bucks in the form of state coastal protection funds for a seawall project aimed at protecting the Shore town from future storms like Hurricane Sandy....
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Parents of a New Jersey student who has been missing in Jerusalem for four days are offering a $100,000 reward for his safe return....
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The summer is winding down but the New Jersey State Police are just gearing up for their annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign....
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A Pennsylvania company is seeking approval of a 100-mile long, natural gas pipeline that would cut through two western New Jersey Counties. The $1 billion pipeline would bring low-cost natural gas to Pennsylvania and New Jersey homes and businesses....
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Revel Casino Hotel, once expected to be Atlantic City's savior, will be closing its doors next month. According to the Associated Press, the $2.4 billion casino has never shown a profit and failed to find a buyer after a recent bankruptcy filing....
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