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NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in a file photo.  (Credit: David Madden)

NJ’s Largest Teachers Union Supports Sweeney’s Proposal To Push For Federal Loans To Help State Pension Plans

Sweeney has insisted his proposed trillion dollar fund for troubled states to tap into is not a bailout.

10 hours ago

New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks to supporters at Livingston High School, in Livingston, NJ, on the day he launched his White House campaign.  Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP/ Getty Images

Survey: NJ Residents Aren’t All That Happy With Life In The Garden State

If you live in New Jersey and you’re not all that thrilled about it lately, you are not alone.

07/30/2015

File photo. Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.  (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope’s Dip In Approval Rating Not Expected To Lessen Impact Of Papal Visit

A newly released Gallop poll suggests America’s no longer all that enamored with Pope Francis, although he’s still a rather popular guy.

07/26/2015

(Cherry Hill township mayor Chuck Cahn, in file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Settlement Will Preserve Cherry Hill Golf Course

It must remain a golf course for at least five years and should the owners ever want to sell, Cherry Hill gets first chance to buy.

07/25/2015

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Obama Approves Disaster Relief For South Jersey Towns Hard Hit By Last Month’s Storms

The White House has approved New Jersey’s request for federal disaster relief for four South Jersey counties hammered by a storm last month that left some 300,000 people in the dark, many of them for days.

07/22/2015

Robin Blaker, Camden County's Director of Public Safety (credit: David Madden)

South Jersey Ready To Handle Papal Visit, Officials Claim

If you live in southern New Jersey and are making plans to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia in late September, you might want to keep your options open. Local officials say they’re getting ready and that safety is a top priority.

07/22/2015

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Rowan University Inspires Young Girls To Become Engineers

Rowan University is playing host to some 100 middle school girls over the next two days, young ladies who are thinking about careers in engineering.

07/21/2015

File photo: The boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ.  (credit:  David Madden)

Jersey Shore Is A Destination For Many Looking To Escape City During Papal Visit

Hotels and motels at the Jersey Shore have noticed an uptick in business during the week of the pope’s visit to Philadelphia over the same time last year.

07/20/2015

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Survey: What Kind Of Cheese Do Pennsylvanians Prefer On Their Cheesesteak?

We talk about surveys at KYW Newsradio all the time, but a Texas pollster with ties to our area asked that question of Pennsylvania voters.

07/19/2015

David Gentile at this week's DRPA meeting in Camden. (Credit: David Madden)

DRPA Hires Second Ever Inspector General To Oversee Agency’s Efforts

David Gentile succeeds Tom Raftery, who left last fall complaining he couldn’t adequately do his job.

07/18/2015

The Margate shoreline (Credit: NJ DEP)

Eminent Domain Suits Aim To Get Easements For New Dune Protection System Down Shore

The Christie Administration has threatened for months to take shore homeowners to court if they did not grant easements for formation of a statewide network of dunes to protect against the next major storm.

07/17/2015

(Glenn Straub, leaving bankruptcy court in Camden in October 2014.  File photo by David Madden)

Florida Developer Fighting To Break Deal To Take Control Of Showboat From Stockton University

He says the school is responsible for clearing up the confusion.

07/12/2015

Delaware Governor Jack Markell. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Activist Fights For Formal Slavery Apology From State Of Delaware

This is the third time that Harmon Carey has asked Gov. Jack Markell to issue an apology on behalf of the state.

07/11/2015

(Rabies encephalitis.   Image from CDC - public domain)

Raccoon That Bit Woman in South Jersey Tests Positive For Rabies

The animal was destroyed and a woman exposed to it is getting shots as a precaution.

07/10/2015

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Killer of Upper Darby Police Officer Dennis McNamara Dies After 13+ Years in Prison

Thomas Campbell, who went by the street name “Tom Thumb,” had been on the lam from weapons charges when he came upon and murdered 10-year veteran officer Dennis McNamara.

07/10/2015

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