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Governor Christie Acts On Legislation On His Way Out

Outgoing Governor Chris Christie had a busy day Monday, cramming in action on 150 pieces of legislation.  Highlights include Christie signing bills criminalizing drone use while drunk, outlawing the use of bump stocks and mandating criminal background checks for people who work in homes for the disabled.  He vetoed a proposed ban on traveling circuses…

Phil Murphy Becomes NJ's 56th Governor

Democrat Phil Murphy is New Jersey's 56th governor.  The former Wall Street executive and diplomat taking the oath of office at noon Tuesday at the Trenton War Memorial, along with his running mate, Lieutenant Governor-elect Sheila Oliver.  Murphy, who's 60-years-old, has never held elected office before but is about to assume one of the most…

Superintendent Search At NJ Bullying Death School

A New Jersey school district where a girl killed herself after apparently being bullied is going to launch a search this month for a new superintendent.  Rockaway Township Schools' Greg McGann recently announced that he plans to resign July 1st at the end of his contract.  Twelve-year-old Copeland Middle School student Mallory Grossman committed suicide…

Walmart Is Increasing Pay, Adding Benefits For Employees

Walmart is raising its starting wage to eleven-dollars for all hourly employees nationwide, crediting the White House tax overhaul.  Currently, Walmart employees make nine-dollars an hour, which will increase to ten-dollars an hour after training is completed. In a statement to employees, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon expresses a desire to "continue investing" into employees with…

Feds Raid 7-Elevens Across The U.S.

Nearly 100 7-Eleven franchise stores across the U.S. are the targets of immigration agents.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirms agents served notice of inspection and conducted interviews with employees and managers of the stores Wednesday.  An ICE official tells NBC News that Customs Enforcement will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by…

CHRIS CHRISTIE -MOST UNPOPULAR NJ GOVERNOR ON RECORD

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – According to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, when asked late last November about the end of Christie’s tenure, just 5 percent of residents said they are going to miss Christie when he’s gone – only about 350,000 out of the approximately 7 million adults who live in the Garden State. On the other hand, ten times this number said they…

Christie Declares State Of Emergency For Shore Communities

Governor Chris Christie is declaring a state of emergency for Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean counties. The winter storm is expected to continue throughout the day, bringing heavy snow to the Jersey coast, high winds and freezing temperatures throughout the state. He's also closed state offices for all non-essential employees, and notes essential workers…

Snowy Nor'easter Cancels, Delays 3,000 Flights

A powerful storm is canceling nearly three-thousand flights. Forecasters say the Nor'easter will march up the East Coast today.  The storm's gusty winds will bring the coldest wind chills of the season to many places.  The horrible conditions are forcing airlines to cancel more than 28-hundred flights and delay another 150.  Most of the cancellations…

The Garden State Braces For The First Storm Of 2018

The first snowstorm of the year is upon us.  In Central Jersey it's expected to start at around 4 am on Thursday morning with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees.  The area could get anywhere from 1 to 3 inches and places father west will likely see less.   The snow will continue with areas of blowing…

AAA Rescues Over 61,000 As Frigid Temps Wreak Havoc On Batteries 

Hamilton, NJ, January 3, 2018 – More than 61,000 AAA Mid-Atlantic members across the auto club’s five-state and Washington, D.C. region called AAA Mid-Atlantic for emergency roadside service over the 10-day year-end holiday travel period, a 25 percent increase over the anticipated call volume of 49,000, based on last year's figure for the time frame. Busiest…