Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass

Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass (via AP Video)

Pope Francis has begun celebrating his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff by placing a baby Jesus statue in a replica of a manger in St. Peter’s Basilica. (Dec. 24)

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Posted: December 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Christianity, Christmas, Pope Francis | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass

RED BANK: BRIDGE FIX NEARS COMPLETION

RED BANK: BRIDGE FIX NEARS COMPLETION (via redbankgreen)

The rebuilding of twin Route 520/Newman Springs Road bridges over the Swimming River between Red Bank and Middletown, which began in April, is on schedule to wrap up next month, Monmouth County officials said Tuesday. Milling and paving of the roadway…

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Posted: November 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: News, Red Bank | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on RED BANK: BRIDGE FIX NEARS COMPLETION

NJ Candidates, Political PACs Break the Bank, Breaking Records for Spending

So far, the 264 candidates seeking 120 seats in the New Jersey Legislature have raised $27.7 million toward next month’s election, according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. But that’s only a small sample of the money being…

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Posted: October 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, NJ State Legislature, NJNewsCommons | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on NJ Candidates, Political PACs Break the Bank, Breaking Records for Spending

Opinion: Same-Sex Marriage Poses No Political Threat to Gov. Christie

Opinion: Same-Sex Marriage Poses No Political Threat to Gov. Christie (via NJSpotlight)

While New Jersey’s gay community is understandably encouraged by the recent Superior Court decision declaring a prohibition on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, the cold reality is that the stronger hand is still held by its chief opponent, Gov.…

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Posted: October 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Gay Marriage, marriage, Marriage Equality | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Opinion: Same-Sex Marriage Poses No Political Threat to Gov. Christie

NJ Supreme Court Overturns Affordable Housing Rules, Puts COAH on Tight Deadline

Thursday’s New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that struck down the state’s most recent affordable housing regulations also sent the Council on Affordable Housing back to the drawing board. The decision gives the council five months to come up with…

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Posted: September 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: COAH, New Jersey, News, NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary, NJ Supreme Court, NJNewsCommons | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on NJ Supreme Court Overturns Affordable Housing Rules, Puts COAH on Tight Deadline

Trends Toward Greater Doctor Shortage Worry State Legislators

New Jersey policymakers looking to address a looming shortage of doctors in the state need to act quickly, as the problem appears to be getting worse and more quickly than predicted. More of the state’s medical residents are planning to leave the…

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Posted: September 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Amy Handlin, Caroline Casagrande, Health Care, News, NJNewsCommons, RePost | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Lonegan pokes fun at Booker with red carpet affair in Newark

Lonegan pokes fun at Booker with red carpet affair in Newark (via NJ.com)

NEWARK — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan glided up the red carpet, his wife at his side, and posed as the flash bulbs popped tonight. Then Lonegan, the former mayor of Bergen County’s Bogota, walked inside a Newark restaurant, into…

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Posted: September 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, News, NJNewsCommons, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lonegan pokes fun at Booker with red carpet affair in Newark

Speaking to parties’ bases, Booker and Lonegan propose unlikely ideas

Speaking to parties’ bases, Booker and Lonegan propose unlikely ideas (via NJ.com)

Democrat Cory Booker wants to reinstate a federal ban on assault rifles, give $400 a year to poor kids for college funds and pass comprehensive climate-change legislation. Republican Steve Lonegan wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, end the Federal…

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Posted: September 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, NJNewsCommons, RePost, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Hurricane Sandy insurance complaints lead to N.J. enforcement actions against adjusters

Hurricane Sandy insurance complaints lead to N.J. enforcement actions against adjusters (via NJ.com)

Nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy slammed into New Jersey, the state’s insurance regulator has quietly fined a handful of industry professionals over their work following the Oct. 29 superstorm. So far, the Department of Banking and Insurance hasn…

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Posted: September 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, NJNewsCommons, RePost, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Hurricane Sandy insurance complaints lead to N.J. enforcement actions against adjusters

Steve Lonegan praises Rahm Emanuel, bashes Cory Booker in Jersey City

Steve Lonegan praises Rahm Emanuel, bashes Cory Booker in Jersey City (via NJ.com)

JERSEY CITY — Steve Lonegan was hoping to scrap with Rahm Emanuel in Jersey City. Instead he ended up complimenting him — sort of. “I want to commend Rahm Emanuel,” Lonegan said, standing outside of the downtown restaurant where Emanuel and…

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Posted: September 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, News, RePost, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Steve Lonegan praises Rahm Emanuel, bashes Cory Booker in Jersey City