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Thousands Of New Jerseyans May See Higher Hospital Bills

Thousands of New Jerseyans may soon see higher hospital bills. Aetna, the state's second-largest health insurance company is in contract negotiations with RWJBarnabas Health, the state's largest hospital network.  Those talks are at an impasse over reimbursement rates.  The hospitals want to be paid more but Aetna is balking.  It's sent letters to 45-thousand policy…

Newark Pastor Accused Of Stealing From Plumbing Company

A New Jersey pastor is facing charges for allegedly stealing seven-hundred thousand dollars from a plumbing company.  Middlesex County prosecutors accuse Robert Keith of taking the money while he was a bookkeeper for the plumbing company between 2015 and February of this year.  Keith is the pastor at Newark's New Ebenezer Baptist Church.  The West…

Christie Grades Trump's Performance In Office

Governor Chris Christie says President Trump still has plenty of time to accomplish his initiatives in office.  During an interview on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday, Christie was asked to grade the President's time so far at the White House, which he said was an incomplete.  "I would suggest that everybody take a breath," Christie said.…

NJ Credit Rating Downgraded For Record 11th Time Under Christie

New Jersey's credit rating is being hit with its eleventh downgrade since Governor Christie took office seven years ago.  The long string of credit drops is a record in the Garden State and will make it much harder for New Jersey to borrow money.  Moody's Investors Service is, once again, citing New Jersey's underfunded pension…

Owners Sue To Demolish Westfield "Watcher" House

The owners of a home in Westfield that's drawn letters from a stalker known as "The Watcher" are suing to demolish the house.  Derek and Maria Broaddus paid nearly one-and-a-half-million dollars for the house back in 2014 but after getting threatening letters, refused to move into it.  In one letter, an anonymous writer who calls…

Federal Prosecutors Want Three Years For Convicted Bridgegate Conspirators

Federal prosecutors are seeking three years for convicted Bridgegate conspirators Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni. Governor Christie's former allies face sentencing tomorrow in the 2013 lane closure scandal. Prosecutors say the two engaged in a brazen and vindictive abuse of power when they created a four-day traffic jam to punish the mayor of Fort…

Trump Reportedly To Name Christie To Head Opioid Commission

There are reports President Trump plans to name Governor Chris Christie as chairman of a commission aimed at fighting the nation's opioid problem.  The move was first announced Friday by "The Washington Post," which reports Christie has been working with Trump senior advisor Jared Kushner on the issue for the past few weeks. "NJ Advance…

Long-Time South Brunswick Mayor Dies At 81

South Brunswick's mayor is dead at the age of 81.  Frank Gambatese died Saturday morning after a brief illness.  He'd been in office for 20 years, making him the longest-serving mayor in South Brunswick history.  He previously served as mayor of West Paterson, which is now known as Woodland Park.  The viewing for Gambatese will…

Hundreds Expected To Attend Pro Trump Rally In Seaside

Hundreds are expected to turn out to a President Trump rally and march on the Seaside Heights boardwalk tomorrow.  Seaside Heights police say they and other communities are going to be sending officers to make sure everything goes smoothly.  The Make America Great Again march is expected to start at Franklin Avenue on the boardwalk…

City Of Elizabeth Outlaws Using Furniture For Parking Spots

Elizabeth is banning the use of furniture to save parking spots on city streets.  City officials say any furniture placed on the street, to mark a spot as reserved, will be tossed into the trash.  Some residents have been using pieces of furniture or objects, like chairs and garbage pails, in locations where parking can…