Garden State News

Gov. Christie needed the Mastro Report to exhorerate him of wrongdoing in the GWB scandal, but issuing the investigation has brought new problems. ...
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NJ’s Weird Geography

March 25, 2014

Discussion of municipal consolidation has brought attention to some of the state's bizarrely structured towns - namely, the doughnuts, holes and enclaves....
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The non-profit's annual gala, Diamonds for Kale, will help support Grow It Green’s stewardship of the Early Street Community Garden and the Urban Farm at Lafayette. ...
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A New Jersey appeals court panel on Friday ordered the Council on Affordable Housing to meet at specific times to adopt new affordable housing rules in a manner it specified or face contempt charges and possible jail time....
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A new study from Montclair State University says New Jersey school administrators will spend at least 35 percent more time observing teachers under the new teacher-tenure law, but does little to alleviate other administrative responsibilities....
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The $34.4 billion state budget unveiled this week offers no tax cut, but contains $205 million in veiled tax hikes....
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Attorneys have filed suit to force Bridget Anne Kelly, Gov. Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Stepien, his former top political adviser, to provide correspondence and other documents regarding the September lane closures on the George Washington Bridge....
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A Virtual Spin on Snow Days

February 18, 2014

Pascack Valley Regional High School District, a Bergen County district which comprises two schools and about 2,000 students, held a "virtual day" of schooling, with students taking classes and completing assignments online. ...
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The Cherry Hill-based Fair Share Housing Center charged that the contractor hired -- and subsequently fired -- by the Christie administration “botched” the entire process of providing aid to New Jersey residents after Hurricane Sandy. ...
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Former Port Authority official David Wildstein said on Friday that "evidence exists" proving Governor Chris Christie was aware of the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September....
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With Bridgegate, staffing issues, accusations of misusing Sandy aid and a flurry of subpoenas levied against his office, Gov. Chris Christie is feeling the heat. ...
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In his address last night, Gov. Christie proposed expanding the school day and calendar, an idea viewed favorably by both sides of the aisle. ...
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The 33-year old casino, formerly known as the Golden Nugget, was sold to competitors for $23.4 million after it filed for bankruptcy in November....
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With 'Bridgegate' drawing the attention of the media, a state assembly committee, the U.S. Attorney's Office and a U.S. Senate committee, many investigations are on the horizon. ...
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The Governor's involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closures could have devastating consequences for his presidential prospects in 2016....
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New Jersey has been selected as one of six federal testing sites for drones – and not the kind used for covert military operations. These new drones could be used for cropdusting, mail delivery and other economically beneficial tasks. ...
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A CNN poll on 2016 presidential nominees ranks Governor Christie far above fellow GOP candidates Rep. Paul Ryan and Congressman Rand Paul – and even above potential Democratic front-runner Hilary Clinton. ...
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A 26-page report released today concluded NJ Transit needs better coordination, more places to safely store trains and quicker social media response in case of another "Superstorm Sandy."...
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Much of New Jersey's wealth is concentrated in the northern part of the state, according to recent data from the US Census Bureau. ...
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