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Georgia Kral  |  November 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New Yorkers think New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did the best job dealing with the storm, according to a Quinnipiac poll.VIDEO
Traditional canning jars hold varieties of marijuana in a cabinet at the La Brea Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Despite a federal crackdown on California's medical marijuana industry, the restrictive nature of New Jersey's pot program means its probably safe from federal threat. AP/Reed Saxon.
John Farley  |  December 5, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: January 30, 2012 1:15 PM | 19 Comments
Since federal prosecutors went after medical marijuana dispensaries in California, what makes New Jersey think it will escape the same fate?
Margarita Almaraz, second right, and Alfonso Mejia, left, embrace their two daughters, Ashanti, center, and Ashley upon their arrival at the airport in Mexico City, Monday, July 18, 2011. The parents were deported from the United States  in 2009 after being caught without proper documents and could not get visas to appear to testify before U.S. courts for their daughters custody hearings but their lawyer convinced a court in Chester County, Pennsylvania, to accept the testimony via Skype. It is the first time a U.S. court has allowed testimony in a custody case to be made over the Web via Skype according to their lawyers. AP Photo/Marco Ugarte.
Sasha Chavkin for New York World  |  November 17, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A recent reports says a growing number of children in New York City have been put in foster care after their undocumented parents were detained or deported.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 18, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Occupy Wall Street protesters have been criticized for an amorphous agenda but another group of union-backed activists delivered a clear message to Albany on Monday: "Tax the rich!"
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Sam Lewis  |  October 13, 2011 5:11 PM | 6 Comments
MetroFocus looks at what politicians had to say when the Occupy Wall Street movement started nearly four weeks ago, and what they're saying now.VIDEO
Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference in Trenton announcing he will not be running for President. (Photo courtesy of Chris Christie)
Steve Adubato for NJTV  |  October 6, 2011 2:59 PM | Comments
Candidates are always more attractive from a distance. But did you ever notice that as soon as they jump in, the media, the pundits and, of course, their political enemies begin to pick them apart and then they don’t look so good?VIDEO
A restaurant in Paterson, N.J. flooded by the overflowing Passaic River on Aug. 30. On Wednesday, federal officials will survey the damage in New Jersey. AP/Julio Cortez.
John Farley  |  August 31, 2011 11:17 AM | Updated: Sept. 1, 10:53 AM | 63 Comments
Flooding from Tropical Storm Irene continues to affect Northern New Jersey. On Wednesday, the president declared New York and New Jersey disaster areas.
Civil Service Employees Association union president Danny Donohue, right, talks about a labor deal with New York state during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. A five-year deal that would freeze wages for three years for 66,000 union members but would avoid hundreds of layoffs was approved Monday night, the union and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced. Also pictured are union treasurer Joe McMullen, left, and secretary Denise Berkley. AP/Mike Groll
City Hall News  |  August 19, 2011 10:12 AM | Comments
August means news is so slow that endless rain is a compelling headline. But fear not! There was still politicking. And where there’s politicking, there are winners, and losers.
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Kenneth L. Davis, M.D.  |  July 15, 2011 10:52 AM | Comments
Recommendations to reduce Federal funding for teaching hospitals would undermine the health and well-being of our citizens.
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