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Common Core – Poll shows New Jerseyans know little about it

The controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams have started in most school districts throughout the state this month, but a new poll reveals most New Jersey residents admit they don't know much about the Common Core education standards that are aligned with the standardized tests.

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Property tax drop: A few New Jersey towns share strategies

Garden State municipalities saw their average property tax bills increase by an average of 2.2 percent in 2014, but some actually managed to deliver a drop in property taxes to their residents, which is not an easy task in a tax-heavy state like New Jersey.

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Should New Jersey Municipalities Set Their Own Minimum Wages?

Some lawmakers think each of New Jersey's 565 municipalities should be permitted to establish its own individual minimum wages.

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Neptune Launches a New Initiative to Prevent Minors from Buying Alcohol

A Monmouth County police department partners with Prevention First of Ocean Township and local businesses that sell alcohol in a new initiative to prevent underage drinking. It's called the 100% Proofing Policy, according

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Generators for NJ gas stations – federal grant money still available

There's federal grant money still available to outfit gas stations along New Jersey's evacuation routes with back-up generators and quick-connects to keep them operating during a major disaster. 

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Retirement savings – The statistics for Americans are worrisome

Have you saved any money for retirement or are you among the many Americans who haven't socked away anything? You could get the opportunity to have your company take a small percentage from your paycheck and put it into a state-run retirement account.

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Sweeping Reforms are Coming to the National Flood Insurance Program

New Jersey U.S. Senator Bob Menendez meets with Superstorm Sandy victims today in a press conference to outline new measures aimed at cleaning up the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Menendez said he's gotten

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Fed up with winter? You’ve got company

New Jerseyans are once again facing off with Old Man Winter on Thursday, with snow and sleet causing difficult and hazardous traveling conditions.

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Snow on a residential street in Matawan Thursday morning. (Fred Tuccillo, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
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March snowstorms are not unusual for New Jersey

The phrase, "March comes in like a lion," exists for a reason. Snow events, like the one that began late Wednesday, are not a rare occurrence for the Garden State.

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NJ Snow Removal Funding Could Face 50 Percent Cut

As New Jerseyans brace for another winter storm Wednesday night. Gov. Chris Christie might be forecasting a milder winter next year. The governor's fiscal year 2016 $33.8 billion budget proposal calls for slashing the funding for snow removal by $44 million, a nearly 50 percent reduction.

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Sandy Fraud Reports Prompt Call for Wider Notification to Homeowners

With mounting evidence that hundreds of homeowners in New Jersey and New York had their Sandy flood insurance claims denied because engineering reports were doctored, a New Jersey Congressman is calling on FEMA to rectify the situation.

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Chris Christie strikes a right-facing profile for 2016

As he gears up for a run in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Gov. Chris Christie is stressing positions that may appeal to conservatives but could make it more difficult to court moderates in a general national election.

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