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4 hrs ago | ABC News

Woman Sues After a 8THEISTa Plate Denied, a BAPTISTa Approved

A woman filed a federal lawsuit alleging that her First Amendment rights were violated when she was denied a license plate that would proclaim her atheist views in New Jersey, though a plate reading "BAPTIST" was approved.

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8 hrs ago | The Real Deal

Rendering of PRC Group's student housing project at College of New Jersey

The PRC Group obtained a $52.5 million construction loan for its $80 million student housing project at The College of New Jersey.

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19 hrs ago | Reason Magazine

Is This the Supreme Court's Next Big Gun Case?

The Second Amendment protects the right to armed self-defense. Does that include the right to carry guns in public? District of Columbia v.

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Related Topix: Guns, New Jersey, US Supreme Court, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, US Politics

Fri Apr 18, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Analysis: David Samson's role went beyond Port Authority

Interview memos released this week by the lawyers Christie hired to probe the George Washington Bridge lane closures reveal how David Samson, center - who faced a series of conflict-of-interest questions before resigning from the Port Authority late last month - apparently interacted with Christie administration officials in a number of overlapping ... (more)

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Jacksonville Daily News

Bridge ceremony

A ceremony will be held later this month to mark the start of construction for the new high-rise bridge project in Beaufort.

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Daily Mail

Woman sues New Jersey for being denied '8THEIST' license plate...

Body found at side of Massachusetts Interstate is thought to be 5-year-old boy who hadn't been seen since September, but whose disappearance took three months to be reported Girl, 17, accused of murdering a police officer before going on a high-speed chase SMILES in court as her attorney claims her boyfriend forced her to participate A New Jersey ... (more)

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Brookale Public Radio

Overturned Chemical Tanker in Ocean County

The truck was carrying a sodium hypochlorite solution which is the active ingredient in household bleach, this afternoon.

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News12.com

Shannon Morgan sues New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission over '8Thiest' license plate rejection

She's suing the Motor Vehicle Commission, saying it violated her First Amendment rights when the application for the plate was denied.

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NorthJersey.com

NJ offering child-support amnesty

Parents who have warrants out for their arrest for not paying child support are being offered a weeklong amnesty beginning April 28. Under the headline "Do the Right Thing for Your Kids," the state Office of Child Support Services began this week advertising the opportunity for indebted parents facing possible arrest to visit county probation ... (more)

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Clifton Board of Education responds to ACLU's criticism

The Board of Education responded to criticism that it had silenced a resident's constitutional rights by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey at its last meeting.

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Daily Record

Feds digging into Fenimore Landfill

A federal public-health agency will perform public-health assessment activities at Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury and has requested a meeting with representatives of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to discuss hydrogen sulfide emissions coming from the landfill.

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Daily Kos

Mastro Report proving to be a political, legal and public relations nightmare for Christie

Mark J. Magyar NJ Spotlight provides with an long and salacious reports of how and Why the Mastro report is becoming a nightmare for Gov Christie, that will bring a "BridgeGate Smiles to our Christie Watch addicts tonight.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Philly.com

N.J. officials debate taxing e-cigarettes

State officials say public health in New Jersey - as well as the state budget - would benefit from applying the $2.70-per-pack cigarette tax to electronic cigarettes, but the argument is receiving a cold reception among some legislators.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Smoking, Health

The Washington Post

Happy Birthday Wawa! 50 years old and still awesome

Those lucky enough to live near a Wawa in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia or Florida know that the stores are kings among gas station convenience stores.

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Daily Record

Fenimore Landfill time line: 1950s to present

Early history * Mid-1950s-1979 -- Frank Fenimore owns and operates Fenimore Landfill as a private waste landfill.

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The Tufts Daily

The ethics of Gov. Chris Christie

This congestion caused so much gridlock that commuters couldn't commute to in New York and students were unable to attend school, among other problems.

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Asbury Park Press

No more last-minute tax rush at post offices

Tuesday was Tax Day, and last-minute filers headed to tax preparation offices throughout the area to beat the midnight deadline.

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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, Agriculture, Science, Highlands, NJ, Pine Barrens (Pinelands), NJ, Opinion

Asbury Park Press

Texting, drivingdangerous mix

They believe that they can navigate the roads while simultaneously texting, talking on a hand-held phone or engaging in any number of other activities.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Record

Roxbury leaders accept DEP plan to cap Fenimore Landfill

It was a tough night for Roxbury residents -- and the township's leadership -- as Mayor Jim Rilee read a statement regarding the administration's decision to accept the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's plan to cap Fenimore Landfill.

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