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Transportation Trust Fund Closer to Depletion

Despite all the talk about hammering out a deal to find a dedicated funding source for the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund, lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie have not been able to reach an agreement yet. If no deal is reached by July 1, the TTF will officially go bankrupt and most road and bridge projects will be halted.

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A bird inside a backyard feeder in Howell
A bird inside a backyard feeder in Howell (John Napoli @MonmouthWeather via Twitter)
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We May Be in For a Snowy Saturday

While snowfall from Wednesday’s clipper system was limited to the southern half of New Jersey, a weekend storm looks to bring rain and accumulating snow to the entire state.

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Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Poll: Christie Shouldn’t Run for Prez, Would Lose if He Does

If a presidential primary was held today in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie would win the Republican nod, as would former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Democrats' side. The latest Quinnipiac University poll finds Clinton would then defeat Christie by double digits in a head-to-head matchup.

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What Happens When Students ‘Opt Out’ of PARCC?

Controversy continues to swirl around the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) tests. Facebook and other social media groups have been formed to protest the exams and garner support for opting students out of taking them.

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I see Sponge Bob...and... (Craig Allen photo)
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Belmar Backs Off a Proposed Ban on Hanging Wet Beach Towels

Rejecting a suggestion by code enforcement officials, Belmar's mayor says residents there won't be prohibited from hanging wet clothing and towels on their front porches this summer.

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More bridges close as maintenance money runs out in NJ

With New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund scheduled to run out of cash this summer, the state is being dotted with shuttered bridges that will remain closed indefinitely.

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Snow is now accumulating rapidly on the median of the NJ Turnpike near exit 1.  (NJ Turnpike web cam photo)
Snow is now accumulating rapidly on the median of the NJ Turnpike near exit 1. (NJ Turnpike web cam photo)
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Bands of heavy snow could impact evening commute

Several inches of snow accumulation are expected in Central and South Jersey, and bands of moderate to heavy snow could make for a challenging evening commute.

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Governor Chris Christie gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in 2013
Governor Chris Christie gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in 2013 (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie, Democrats at odds over tax cuts and hikes

In his State of the State Address, Gov. Chris Christie called on the Democrat-controlled NJ Legislature to lower taxes while also pledging to veto any income tax increase he gets from lawmakers. Democratic leaders fired back and said the governor has to consider every revenue-raising option to help turn New Jersey's economy around.

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Sayreville War Memorial High School
Sayreville War Memorial High School (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Sayreville Could Face $1.5M Lawsuit by Alleged Hazing Victim

The Sayreville School District could face a $1.5 million lawsuit if one of the alleged victims of the recent hazing scandal follows through with plans to sue the district for negligence, according to a recent report by NJ Advance Media.

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Moorestown school officials explain the PARCC test
A display in Moorestown provides PARCC test information. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
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Find activities for no-PARCC kids, NJ parents say

As debate continues over the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, boards of education across the Garden State are being lobbied by parents to make accommodations for students who refuse to take the exam.

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NJ Education Commissioner Defends PARCC Test

New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner David Hespe is trying to assure parents, students and educators that the PARCC test is both valuable and necessary.

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Ice covers a roadway. (Moses Robinson, Getty Images News)
Ice covers a roadway. (Moses Robinson, Getty Images News)
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NJDOT prepares for next bout of winter weather

With more winter weather in the forecast for this week, New Jersey drivers and state transportation officials are hoping we don't see a repeat of what happened two days ago, when many roads suddenly became covered with a thin layer of black ice, causing hundreds of accidents.

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