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As Host State for Super Bowl, NJ Officials On Alert For Human Sex Trafficking

Elie Honig, director of the state’s Division of Criminal Justice, says cops won’t be the only ones with eyes peeled.

01/24/2014

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N.J. Lawmaker Says State Should Legalize, But Regulate and Tax, Marijuana

Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union County), who chairs the state senate’s Judiciary Committee, says the war on marijuana has gone nowhere and it just makes sense to make marijuana available legally to those over 21.

01/24/2014

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Lowering His Profile, Gov. Christie Quietly Pocket-Vetoes 44 Measures

“We worked hard at the end of the session to try to advance good legislation that had bipartisan support, and most of those bills did,” said state senate president Steve Sweeney. “It was quite a surprise to see so many vetoed.”

01/23/2014

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NJ Senate Takes Up Measure To Require Sprinklers In New Homes

A vote is set this week that would make the Garden State the third in the nation to have such a requirement.

01/07/2014

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2013 IN REVIEW: Booker Gets US Senate Seat, Christie Reëlected

The death of US Senator Frank Lautenberg led to a special election for his seat. Newark mayor Cory Booker won handily.

12/25/2013

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Internet Gambling Opens To The Public In New Jersey

Starting today, New Jersey joins only two other states — Delaware and Nevada — in offering Internet gambling within its borders.

11/26/2013

(Advocates for Spanish speakers in New Jersey said the state's Spanish web site for Sandy recovery information was incomplete.  Image from renewjerseystronger. org)

Spanish Version of NJ Sandy-Recovery Web Site Draws Fire

A complaint has been filed with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, contending that the Christie administration is making it more difficult for Hispanics to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

10/08/2013

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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

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

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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