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PUBLIC HEARINGS HELD ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL

Some lawmakers are working to try and repeal the way the medical marijuana bill is being implemented by Gov. Chris Christie. A hearing was held on Thursday to this regard. Many key Democrats are saying that the rules put into place by Christie are too restrictive. Lawmakers would have to …

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NEW JERSEY INCLUDED IN MASSIVE MOB ARRESTS

Over 120 mob members were arrested from New England, to New York, and New Jersey on Thursday. The arrests came from five different crime families on a number of charges, including murder and corruption. The mob hit did not mean all of the charges were related among the arrests, but …

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED FOR LOBIONDO

U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) was named Chairman of the House Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee by full House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (FL-07) for the 112th Congress. LoBiondo previously served as chair of the subcommittee from 2001 through 2006 until he was term-limited out …

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BILL TO GIVE MAYOR'S VETO POWER PASSES COMMITTEE

A bill sponsored by Senator Van Drew to give mayors veto power over proposed actions by municipal authorities in order to prevent irresponsible spending or other decisions that could negatively impact local residents was approved today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. The legislation (S-2427) would provide mayors …

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BILL TO GIVE MAYOR’S VETO POWER PASSES COMMITTEE

A bill sponsored by Senator Van Drew to give mayors veto power over proposed actions by municipal authorities in order to prevent irresponsible spending or other decisions that could negatively impact local residents was approved today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. The legislation (S-2427) would provide mayors …

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IRS ANNOUNCES DELAY TAX RETURN PROCESSING

The Internal Revenue Service plans a Feb. 14 start date for processing tax returns delayed by last month’s tax law changes.  The IRS reminded taxpayers affected by the delay they can begin preparing their tax returns immediately because many software providers are ready now to accept these returns. Beginning Feb. …

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AUTHORITY THAT RUNS CAPE MAY LEWES FERRY HAS NEW CHAIRMAN

The Delaware River and Bay Authority has a new chairman.  William E. Lowe III was named the new chairman of the authority by the authority’s board of directors.  The board’s former chairman, Jim Hogan of New Jersey, now the vice chairman.  The authority operates the Cape May Lewes Ferry, the …

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TEEN WHO KILLED COP NOW CHARGED WITH ANOTHER MURDER

The 19 year old New Jersey teenager who allegedly killed Lakewood police officer Christopher Matlosz has now been charged with a second murder.  The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office has filed additional murder charges against Jahmell Crockam.  Authorities now believe Crockam shot and  killed a 20 year old man from Jackson, …

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