New Jersey

Christie's temper flares again on the boardwalk

Gov. Christie got into a verbal smackdown on Thursday with a man who reportedly made snide remarks about his education policies. A video posted on the TMZ website shows Christie gripping a vanilla ice cream cone as he strides down the Seaside Heights boardwalk while joining a battle of words.…

At least three killed as storm pounds N.J.

A curfew between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. is now in effect in all municipalities in Atlantic County, with the exception of Atlantic City, according to the Ventnor police department. At a news conference Saturday night, Vincent Maione, president of Atlantic City Electric, said he hoped that…

Interactive Map: NJ Per-Pupil Spending

The typical NJ school spent $16,600 in 2010-2011. Most districts spent less per pupil in 2010-11 than in 2009-10, in part because of tough state-imposed spending caps and aid, according to data from the 2010-11 New Jersey School Report Card issued earlier this month by the state Department of Education.…

Christie nominates two county residents

Two Camden County residents have been asked by Gov. Christie to serve as judges. Linda M. Kassekert, a Pennsauken resident who has chaired the Casino Control Commission for a decade, received the governor's nod to be an administrative law judge. Steven J. Polansky, a Cherry Hill resident and lawyer at…

Rutgers boards won't cede control

Rutgers' two boards declared Wednesday that the university's governing structure would remain intact, signaling to Gov. Christie and legislative leaders that their plans to remake the state's public universities could face significant hurdles ahead. A set of "principles" approved by the boards of trustees and governors expressed

Battleship gets DRPA loan

The Delaware River Port Authority board renewed a $900,000 loan guarantee Wednesday to help keep the Battleship New Jersey moored on the Camden waterfront. The financially struggling tourist attraction faced default on the loan if DRPA did not extend the three-year guarantee, first signed in 2003. A default would have…

Click It or Ticket

May 21 through June 3, 2012, has been selected as the national "Click It or Ticket" mobilization enforcement period. In Merchantville and across the country law enforcement officers will actively be participating to ensure all motor vehicle occupants are buckled up day and night to reduce the risk of injury…

6th Legislative District Job & Resource Fair

As representatives of the Sixth Legislative District, we would like to inform you of a job fair that we will be hosting next week. The job fair will be held on May 16, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill National Guard Armory 2001 Park Boulevard,…

Reining in Readmissions in NJ

Medicare will soon begin penalizing hospitals for readmitting patients within 30 days of their discharge, and New Jersey hospitals are bracing for what could be thousands of dollars in lost revenue. As they have worked over the past few years to get a grip on this issue, hospitals have come…

Kids will be testing the Test

When elementary and middle school students sit down next month for the annual state testing, they will get their first taste of new national academic standards coming to New Jersey –- even if they may not know it. The Christie administration will begin to “field test” questions derived from the…

NJ Aims to Keep Seniors at Home

A New Jersey healthcare program known as Global Options, which helps seniors age in place rather than nursing homes, is earmarked for a big boost in funding under Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed 2013 budget. New Jersey is moving forward with its push to help seniors remain in their homes and…
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