Garden State News

Advocates for marriage equality are seeking a new, clean bill -- one that does not create new exemptions for those who are not supportive of gay marriage. ...
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The $25 million project launched in May, but experts in the state's tourism industry say that was too late to make any significant impact. ...
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Though Hurricane Sandy hit over a year ago, its damages are still being felt in these coastal communities....
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The US Department of Housing and Urban Development released it's Annual Homeless Assesment Report, and counted roughly 12,000 New Jersey residents as homeless....
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95,000 high school seniors graduated in 2013, representing about 87.5 percent of students who began school four years prior. ...
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New Jersey employers are no longer permitted to ask employees for their private passwords during interviews or after hire. The state is the 12th in the nation to implement a law regulating social media privacy in the workplace....
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The $90 million project would establish a pipeline in Maurice River in Cumberland County to the former BL England power facility in Upper Township in May County. ...
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A new bill proposes authorizing the state Motor Vehicle Commission to issue a driver's license endorsement for autonomous vehicles and establish regulations for their operation....
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Internet Gambling Comes to NJ

November 25, 2013

A bill by Sen. Raymond Lesniak would make NJ the first state to license casinos to conduct online wagering restricted to people who live outside the United States....
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Medicare recipients in New Jersey are more likely to be prescribed brand-name drugs than anywhere else in the country, putting the Garden State in front of a national trend of what some say is a wasteful overprescribing of brand-name medication....
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Though there's 74 days left before the Big Dance, some companies are already blitzing the airwaves with Super Bowl-related ads. ...
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey, Walpack in Sussex County is home to the oldest population in New Jersey....
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There has been little change in the test scores for New Jersey's 2,500 schools in the past few years as the state has begun to transition to the new Common Core standards. ...
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After reading about the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan, Edward Sorock, a Merchant Marine veteran who was nursed back to health in a hospital in the Philippines during World War II, felt he had to repay the compassion he was shown by Filipino hospital workers nearly 70 years ago. ...
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Of the state’s total adult population of more than 6.8 million, little more than three in 10 chose a candidate for governor. The estimated turnout of 38.8 percent was the lowest turnout for any November general election in which a statewide office – governor or U.S. senator – topped the ballot. ...
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Chris Christie may have dominated the governor race, but here are some lesser-known political players who came out on the top (or bottom) this election cycle....
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The suspected gunman, Richard Shoop of Teaneck, fired several shots before he was found dead in a mall construction zone. ...
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A ballot initiative seeks to immediately raise the rate to $8.25 an hour and build in automatic annual increases tied to the Consumer Price Index....
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Governor Chris Christie withdrew his appeal Monday, the first day gay couples were able to wed in New Jersey under Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson’s order and the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay that order....
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The state Department of Education approved three of 38 applications for new charters to open in 2014, two located in Trenton and the third in Jersey City. The approvals are only preliminary, with final charters not issued until next summer....
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