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NJ Transit trains
NJ Transit trains (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Could NJ Transit commuters face more fare hikes?

Earlier this week, New Jersey Transit formally approved a 9 percent fare hike, and some service cuts, to close a $56 million budget gap. New Jersey's leading transportation expert believes the agency's budget gap next year may be much larger and a more significant fare hike may have to be adopted.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied by his family, speaks to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied by his family, speaks to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Christie still has ‘a lot of work to do’

Political experts say despite Gov. Chris Christie's recent policy speeches and visits to key states, has a lot of work to do.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Senate to hold Transportation Trust Fund hearing next month

As work within much of the New Jersey Legislature slows down this summer, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said in Thursday that work will still be done, particularly in the Upper House.

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New Jersey ranks 41st in the nation for worst state to take a road trip

Thinking about taking a road trip this summer? New Jersey might not be a top choice. New Jersey ranks 41 in the nation for the worst state to road trip in, according to a survey by WalletHub.

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Seaside Heights boardwalk after Sandy
Seaside Heights Boardwalk, 1/18/13 (Townsquare Media)
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Rutgers could play role in proposed storm resilience center

Rutgers University is considering helping with the development of plans proposed by residents for a Resilience Center in Seaside Heights for future storms.

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Frank Stingone, Hoboken Nine
Frank Stingone of the Hoboken Nine Base Ball club stands where the first-ever organized baseball match was played. (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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New Jersey Pride – NJ’s claims to fame

The final installment of this series looks at the state's accomplishments and firsts that should make residents truly proud to call New Jersey home.

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Newark Liberty International Airport
Passengers at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B (Courtesy of Port Authority of NY and NJ)
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Lasers pointed at 11 flights over New Jersey

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating reports of lasers being pointed at 11 flights over New Jersey last night.  

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(Onzeg, ThinkStock)
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Study – Cell phone notifications may be a dangerous distraction

We have all heard a lot about distracted driving. But a new study suggests our brain may be distracted from a task by a sound or a vibration, even if we try to ignore it.  

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idle vehicle warning, No Idling Zone
Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ
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New Jersey residents – Turn off your engines

The state of New Jersey is reminding residents that it's against the law to keep a vehicle idle for more than three minutes.

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Who are more New Jerseyans developing allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
Who are more New Jerseyans developing allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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More New Jerseyans are developing allergies

It's not your imagination. A growing number of adults and children in New Jersey are developing allergies, at all times of the year, even in the dead of winter when there's snow on the ground. 

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NJ has almost 3,000 teachers rated as 'ineffective' or 'partially ineffective.' (Fuse, ThinkStock)
NJ has almost 3,000 teachers rated as 'ineffective' or 'partially ineffective.' (Fuse, ThinkStock)
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New Jersey has almost 3,000 ‘struggling’ teachers

Figures released by the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) revealed that almost three percent of the state's teachers are rated "ineffective" or "partially effective." That percentage might seem small, but the Garden State has a lot of teachers, so that number represents almost 3,000 teachers.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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New Jersey Pride – Is Christie our friend or foe?

New Jersey Pride (Part 4 of 5): In an exclusive weeklong series, we examine the best and worst of the Garden State. Stereotypes and other factors influence how the outside world views New Jersey and its residents, but pride runs deep among those Jersey-born and raised.

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