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NJ Utility Companies Could Face Steep Fines for Power Delays [AUDIO]

Last year, New Jersey was hammered by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and a freak October ice storm that caused widespread and prolonged power outages throughout the state. The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) held several hearings to find out what problems needed to be addressed in order to avoid a repeat of the hardships caused by those devastating storms. Yesterday, Governor Chris Christie announced he’s proposing legislation that holds public utility companies responsible for their performance during natural disasters, including significant financial penalties.

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Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker (Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker (Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)
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Chris Christie and Cory Booker Become Verbal Sparring Partners [AUDIO]

In Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, Newark Mayor Cory Booker told a crowd that if more Democrats turned out to vote in New Jersey’s 2009 gubernatorial election, “the world wouldn’t know who (Chris) Christie is.” Asked if he thinks the statement might have been Booker’s opening salvo in an effort to unseat him next year, Governor Christie seemed unfazed.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Do You Know Who’s Running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey? [AUDIO]

With the fall election only a couple of months away, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds Democratic incumbent U.S.Senator Bob Menendez has a commanding lead over Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos.

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NJ Driver's License (NJ DMV)
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NJ Drivers Can ‘Skip the Trip’ to Motor Vehicle Commission to Renew Licenses [AUDIO]

Some New Jersey drivers will soon be able to skip the trip to renew their driver’s licenses.

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Flickr User 401k
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1 in 3 New Jerseyans Struggling to Survive

A new report finds more Jersey families are having a tough time making ends meet than anyone might have imagined.

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Al Bello, Getty Images
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Defending Champion Giants Fall to Cowboys in Opener [VIDEO]

 

The Dallas Cowboys waited all year for another shot at the Giants, and when they got it Wednesday night, they were relentless in a 24-17 victory that really wasn’t that close.

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Flickr user 401K 2012
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New Scams Targeting Seniors in Ocean County

 

Those scammers are at it again, targeting senior citizens.  This time?  It’s health and medical insurance schemes.  Officials and authorities in Ocean County are warning everyone to be extra careful.

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Teens Implicated in Forked River Car Wallet Theft

 

Three southern Ocean County teens are implicated in the theft of a wallet and making over $000 dollars in illegal credit card purchases.

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Valhalla's Pirates, by R. Key Townsquare Media
Valhalla's Pirates, by R. Key Townsquare Media
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Pirates to Invade Barnegat Saturday

As you drive along Route 9 in the area of Bay Avenue in Barnegat this Saturday, you’ll notice a huge Pirate Ship blocking the Town’s main drag to celebrate a very special annual event.

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Mitt Romney (Getty Images)
Mitt Romney (Getty Images)
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U.S. Worse Off Now Than in 2009, Says Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pointing the country’s $16 trillion debt and the millions of people who rely on food stamps as proof that Americans aren’t better off than they were four years ago.

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Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County during the Halloween, 2011 snowstorm.(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County during the Halloween, 2011 snowstorm.(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Chris Christie Takes Action To Protect Jerseyans From Power Outrages

Last year, a tropical storm and a freak October ice storm hit the Garden State causing lengthy power outages that displaced thousands of New Jerseyans for days on end, some for more than a week.

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Flickr User United Nations Photo
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Jersey Sierra Club Boss Blasts NJ DEP

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has held a hearing today, as part of a plan to petition the EPA to change the way air pollution is monitored in the Garden state, because over the past couple of years, data indicates pollution levels have dropped.

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