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More calls for Christie to step down as he runs for President

As Governor Christie tries to shine on the presidential stage, his detractors in New Jersey have another complaint about him.  Some Democrats and liberal groups say the Republican governor should step down because he’s not able to focus closely enough on his home state.  Christie announced last week that he’s running for president. He has…

Waves and wind knock out Jersey Shore fireworks display

A day after a large wave washed out a Jersey shore community’s Fourth of July fireworks, the wind wreaked havoc.  Seaside Heights canceled its display Sunday for the second straight day, this time citing winds “exceeding regulatory limitations.”  The show was scrapped Saturday night when a wave ran so far up the shore it soaked…

Gas prices down slightly in Central Jersey

The price at the pump is down for a second straight week in Central Jersey.  Here are the local averages, followed by the AAA national average, for the week ending July 3rd, 2015:      Regular – Central Jersey:  $2.50, down 4-cents – National:  $2.77, down 1-cent.        Mid-grade – Central Jersey:  $2.79, down 1-cent –…

Charges upgraded against Plainfield man accused in fatal Route 1 crash

Charges have been upgraded against a Plainfield man authorities say ran a red light on Route One in Edison, and caused a crash that killed a township woman.  29-year-old Chiwueze Ebere now faces aggravated manslaughter charges — and his bail was increased to $150,000 — after investigators with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office developed further…

Maine’s governor endorses Christie for President

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has endorsed Governor Christie, a day after he officially joined the 2016 Republican presidential primary.  LePage became the first Republican governor to announce a pick in the presidential race.  The outspoken leader called Christie “the real deal.”  Christie set aside a morning event in New Hampshire and detoured to Maine to…

New app drives push to “buy local” in Woodbridge

The push to get people to “buy local” is being taken to another level in Woodbridge, where the township has unveiled its very own app aimed at directing customers to local businesses.  Mayor John McCormac and others debuted the app on a downtown tour Wednesday through the township’s many business districts, stopping in Colonia, Fords…

Rainy June saves Central Jersey from drought

A rainy June appears to have rescued Central Jersey — and the rest of the state — from a dangerous summer drought.  State Climatologist Dave Robinson says the New Brunswick area say 6.13 inches of rain in June, 1.74 inches more than normal.  That’s the 15th-wettest June on record, and sixth-wettest since 2001.  Robinson says…