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Sunday | NJ.com

Nearly a third of N.J. residents considered poor, new report shows

TRENTON - Though New Jersey is often cited as one of the wealthiest states in the nation, nearly a third of its residents lived in poverty in 2012, according to a new report that aims to redefine what it means to be poor in the state.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Edison, NJ, Passaic, NJ, Columbia, NJ

Sunday | Courier News

NJ report: Families earning $64,000 are 'poor'

Nearly a third of the Garden State is struggling to make ends meet, according to a new report from the Legal Services of New Jersey Poverty Research Institute NJ report: Families earning $64,000 are 'poor' Nearly a third of the Garden State is struggling to make ends meet, according to a new report from the Legal Services of New Jersey Poverty ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Bridgewater, NJ, South Bound Brook, NJ, Bound Brook, NJ, Somerset County, NJ

Sunday | Patch.com

More than 1 Million New Jerseyans Plan to Travel for an End-of-Summer Getaway

AAA Travel projects just over 1 million New Jerseyans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a one percent increase over 2013.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Life, Labor Day, Holidays

Sunday | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Road Warrior: How to make your teen a near-perfect driver

If you're a parent who pounds your foot on an imaginary brake while teaching your teen to drive, you might be happy to know that your frantic mentoring will likely pay huge personal dividends - assuming you're a good role model behind the wheel.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Family, Kids, Train Disaster, Westfield, NJ

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Asbury Park Press

After August lull, expect busy fall for Christie, SweeneyAfter August ...

The New Jersey Statehouse in late August is a bit like a train station at 2 a.m. - empty, except for the occasional ne'er-do-well peering into corners looking for God knows what.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Chris Christie, US Governors, Rutgers University

Fri Aug 29, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Gasoline prices in New Jersey falling close to $3 a gallon

To go along with predictions of mostly sunny weather, New Jerseyans can expect the cheapest Labor Day weekend gasoline prices since 2010.

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Related Topix: New Jersey

NJ.com

Red light cameras shouldn't enforce speeding, Pohatcong Township mayor says

New Jersey's five-year red light camera pilot program is scheduled to come to an end in December 2014.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Chris Christie, US Governors, Trenton, NJ, Warren County, NJ

The Item

The New Jersey Department of Transportation to inspect the bridge Tuesday, Sept. 2.

A construction vehicle scraped the Hobart Gap overpass of Route 24 on Tuesday, Aug. 26, knocking equipment it was carrying onto the roadway, according to the Millburn Township website.

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Patch.com

Township Funding for Environmental Management Services Landfill Questioned

Gloucester Township Council approved a resolution on first reading that authorizes various improvements to Blackwood Lake Dame and allows for a portion of the costs of closure, remediation and related activities with respect to the Gloucester Environmental Management Services Landfill at its meeting Monday night at the municipal complex.

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Related Topix: New Jersey

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Water Online

Stormwater Utilities Absent From Hurricane Sandy States

"Stormwater runoff is an enormous problem that leads to dangerous flooding and polluted waters in New Jersey and other states," the Stormwater is often managed through stormwater utilities.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, Vermont, Vermont Government

The Washington Post

Bleachers at 9:30 Club: Fun.'s Jack Antonoff on his new band, Lena...

Depending on your age and musical tastes, you know Jack Antonoff as one-third of fun.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New Jersey

Wed Aug 27, 2014

NJ.com

Another ignorant and arrogant New Yorker attacks Chris Christie on ARC: Mulshine

Chris Christie: Of course the New Yorkers wanted us to build them a brand-new train terminal without them contributing a dime; but they've got a lot of nerve trying to blame the governor for wising up to their scam Those clueless New Yorkers, I mean.

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Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, US Governors, Chris Christie, Publishing, Media, New Times, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Jon Corzine, New Jersey, Opinion

PennLive.com

Labor day weekend guide: Travel, weather, roads and more

People take part in the Middletown Labor Day parade on Saturday, August 31, 2013.

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Related Topix: Weather, New Jersey

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Paramus Post

The Affordable Care Act supports patient-centered medical homes in New Jersey health centers

Obama administration awards over $429,785 to support facility improvements in 2 New Jersey health centers to deliver better coordinated care Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $429,785 in Affordable Care Act funding to 2 health centers in New Jersey to support patient-centered medical homes through new ... (more)

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Patch.com

More than 1 Million New Jerseyans Plan to Travel for an End-of-Summer Getaway

AAA Travel projects just over 1 million New Jerseyans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a one percent increase over 2013.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Life, Labor Day, Holidays

The Jersey Journal

Airlines get $42M in jet fuel tax breaks from New Jersey, analysis finds

A state policy that only taxes airlines on fuel used during taxiing and takeoff amounted to a $42 million tax break for the industry in 2013, according to an analysis released today.

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The Jersey Journal

Attorney seeks release of assets seized to allow hundreds access to their medical records

Rehan Zuberi's mansion in Boonton Township was the center of operations for the Medicaid fraud scheme, according to authorities.

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Related Topix: New Jersey

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Item

Fracking takes toll in Pennsylvania, but New Jersey gets bargain

The recent boom in natural gas drilling across Pennsylvania has turned some property owners into millionaires.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Bergen County, NJ, Passaic County, NJ

Patch.com

Department of Agriculture Unveils Project to Educate Citizens About Tree-Killing Pests

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today unveiled a new exhibit at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange designed to educate the public about invasive pests threatening trees in New Jersey.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Agriculture, Science, Essex County, NJ, Orange, NJ, West Orange, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Letter: Slow SNAP application review distresses New Jersey families

Jennifer Velez, human services commissioner for New Jersey, is pictured in this file photo.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Agriculture, Science, Chris Christie, US Governors, Opinion

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