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NJ Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Will Continue

A judge’s ruling Friday that New Jersey must allow gay couples to marry will not be the last word on the issue after Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said it would appeal to a higher court.

09/28/2013

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New Jersey Judge: State Must Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.

09/27/2013

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Medical Marijuana Facility Expected To Open in Bellmawr, NJ in February

Compassionate Sciences says it will be opening a facility in Bellmawr both for growing medical marijuana and for treating patients.

08/29/2013

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NJ Now Requires Doctor’s Note For Handicapped Parking Permit Renewals

Those placards are renewed every three years. The next time yours is up, you’ll have to go to your doctor who will recertify that you still need it.

08/01/2013

(Rowan president Ali Houshmand dons a white lab coat, a gift from the Student Council, as the university announces its new school of osteopathic medicine.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Rowan University Set To Add Osteopathic Medical Degree Program

Rowan president Ali Houshmand says his goal is to double enrollment over the next ten years while increasing the school’s budget, endowment, and research grant funding.

07/01/2013

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American Cancer Society Chides New Jersey For Lack of Anti-Smoking Spending

New Jersey takes in $1 billion a year from tobacco, three-fourths of that from tax revenue. But not one penny of that is earmarked for smoking cessation programs.

06/19/2013

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NJ Special US Senate Primary Will Require Quick Work By Candidate Organizations

It turns out that the petition deadline, under state law, is this coming Monday.

06/05/2013

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New Jersey Officials Delighted With Big Drop In State’s Jobless Rate

“We’ve gone from 9.3 (percent) two months ago to 8.7,” said state labor commissioner Harold Wirths. “That’s the steepest drop since 1977.”

05/16/2013

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Court Puts Kibosh on Christie Adminstration Reuse of Low-Income Housing Funds

The ruling freezes some $140 million set aside for housing projects.

05/14/2013

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Delaware Same-Sex Marriage Law Could Have Impact in Nearby NJ, Pa.

What about a couple married in Delaware that moves to New Jersey? Or a couple who files for divorce in NJ?

05/08/2013

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Backers of Medical Marijuana Law in NJ Say Administration Still Foot-Dragging

Three years after passage of a law designed to create medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey, supporters say the Christie administration has done all it can to block the measure’s implementation.

03/21/2013

(A utility worker shuts off a gas main at a Long Beach Island home after Hurricane Sandy.  File photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Want To Improve Storm Response By Utilities

Most of the recommendations deal with keeping officials and the public informed when outages occur.

03/07/2013

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NJ Lawmakers Give Gov. Christie A Revised Online Gambling Law

New Jersey legislators have once again approved a plan to allow for online gambling within the state. And this time, proponents expect Governor Chris Christie to approve it.

02/26/2013

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NJ Says Its Photo-Matching Program Is Cutting Driver’s License Identity Fraud

In the first year, the operation — known as “Operation Facial Scrub” — has yielded 38 criminal prosecutions and more than 600 potential cases.

02/12/2013

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2012 Year in Review: Hurricane Sandy Whacks the East Coast

Hurricane Sandy hammered parts of New Jersey and New York in late October.

12/27/2012

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