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Poll Finds New Jerseyans Souring on State's Sandy Recovery Efforts

The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Wednesday found public satisfaction with the recovery effort has dropped below 50 percent for the first time since the storm hit in October 2012.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Other McCain

British Jury Acquits Lesbian, 40, Who Had Drunk Sex With Girl, 15

A female radio DJ who had sex with a 15-year-old girl after plying her with vodka has walked free from court because she did not know the teenager's real age.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, US News, Conservative Political News

WKXW-FM Trenton

US Decries Anti-Semitic Leaflets in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry says the leaflets are, quote, "grotesque and beyond unacceptable."

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine,

The Jersey Journal

In response to bridge scandal review, Christie names Seton Hall dean as ombudsman

TRENTON - In response to the review of his office commissioned in the wake of the September lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, Gov. Chris Christie today appointed Seton Hall University Law School Dean Patrick Hobbs as a new, independent ombudsman.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Seton Hall University

Patch.com

Love Your Local Beach? Brag About it In a Statewide Contest

Is your favorite beach in Monmouth County? County leaders are hoping you'll cast a vote for one of the county's 23 beaches in a statewide best beaches survey at NJTopTenBeaches.org .

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Related Topix: Monmouth County, NJ, Best of 2007, Freehold, NJ, Asbury Park, NJ, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ

Patch.com

Unlock the Secrets of the Great Swamp

The Great Swamp Watershed Association's Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt is back for another fun-filled day of outdoor exploration and discovery in and around one of New Jersey's most important natural areas.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Morristown National Historical Park

More Monmouth Musings

Patrick Murray: Mark Magyar mischaracterized his analysis

Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray responded to my post this morning, Patrick Murray is emphatic that his next poll will be negative for Christie, about his quote in Mark Magyar's anti-Chistie spin piece on NJSpotlight with an email asserting that his analysis was mischaracteriszed.

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Related Topix: Monmouth University, Chris Christie, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Patch.com

Fair Haven Police Receive New Jersey State Chiefs Of Police Accreditation

The Fair Haven Police Department received accreditation status from the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Accreditation program during the borough's council meeting on April 14. Accreditation is completed within an eight-phase process that starts with an application and evolves through self-assessment, policy development, mock assessment, an ... (more)

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WKXW-FM Trenton

Play Trevia and Win Dennis and Judi Comedy Tickets [4/16]

If you think you know New Jersey, you should play Jersey "Trevia" tonight at 10 with Steve Trevelise! You could win tickets to see Dennis and Judi Live at The Brook Art Theatre on May 10th with Steve Trevelise and special guest Uncle Floyd! You could also win tickets to Catch A Rising Star in the Princeton Hyatt, or a Dennis Malloy Live DVD from ... (more)

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New Jersey State Police

Troopers Arrest One of New Jersey's Top 12 Most Wanted

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, members of the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit arrested James Wade Barclay, ending the hunt for one of New Jersey's top 12 fugitives that spanned for more than two decades.

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Related Topix: Burlington County, NJ

The Jersey Journal

New Jersey American Water to resume treating water with chloramines

New Jersey American Water has resumed the use of chloramines to treat water at its Canal Road and Raritan Millstone Water Treatment Plants.

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Related Topix: Millstone, NJ, Bound Brook, NJ, Cranbury, NJ, Dunellen, NJ, Cranford, NJ

AmmoLand

New Jersey is Once Again the Center of Challenge & Opportunity for Freedom

The Spring of 2014 could go down in history as one of the greatest times of both challenge and opportunity New Jersey gun owners have ever seen.

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Related Topix: Guns, US News, US Supreme Court

WKXW-FM Trenton

Most New Jerseyans Say Taxes Too High [AUDIO]

When it comes to state taxes , New Jersey residents are among the most likely to complain that they are too high.

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The Jersey Journal

Opinion: Dedicate funding to New Jersey's precious open spaces

New Jersey's open space preservation programs are in crisis, and without long-term, sustainable funding they will grind to a halt - and our way of life here in the Garden State will surely suffer.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government, Agriculture, Science, Highlands, NJ, Pine Barrens (Pinelands), NJ, Opinion

Center for American Progress

Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Henrik Holgersson cooks for his son, Arvid, at their home in Stockholm. Holgersson has split Sweden's generous parental leave with his girlfriend and is spending eight months at home with their child.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

NJ.com

Poll: Should NJ amend its constitution to protect judges in wake of Christie's moves?

TRENTON - Would you support an amendment to New Jersey's constitution that would ban governors from declining to reappoint state judges unless they are deemed unfit for the job? Last week, the state Bar Association said after seeing Gov. Chris Christie deny reappointment to two state Supreme Court justices, it's time to rewrite the constitution and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie

TheAlternativePress.com

EPD Participates in National Drug Collection Day

EDISON, NJ The Edison Police Department in conjunction with the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence of Middlesex County will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back on April 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 100 Municipal Blvd, Edison, NJ.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Edison, NJ, Middlesex County, NJ

BroadwayWorld.com

Winners Announced for 2014 Garden State Film Festival

The Garden State Film Festival closed its four-day event with a sold-out Awards Dinner at the Trump Taj Mahal on April 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Up, Edward Asner

WKXW-FM Trenton

Do You Favor Full Legalization vs. Decriminalization of Small Amounts of Pot? [POLL]

The debate rages on over whether or not to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana vs. an out and out legalization of the sale and use of recreational pot - along the lines of what is allowed in Colorado.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

The Jersey Journal

Editorial: On Tax Day 2014, N.J. residents still face weeks to 'Tax Freedom Day'

He refers to the vagaries of nature condensed in a single month. The weather at one minute inspires all the warm hopes of spring to emerge and then dashes their bright buds with lashing rain and chill - a literal and emotional battery.

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Related Topix: Tax, New Jersey Government, US Governors, Chris Christie, Opinion

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