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Governor Christie Urges Federal Commitment To NE Corridor Transportation

  Governor Chris Christie joined Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne Jr. and state lawmakers today at Newark’s Pennsylvania Station to stress the importance of the federal government, New Jersey and New York continuing their commitment to upgrading and maintaining the transportation infrastructure of the busy Northeast Corridor.  In the past two weeks, Amtrak’s failure…

New Service Will Help Some NJ Military and Veterans Get Needed Healthcare

A new program unveiled by Governor Christie Tuesday is expected to help current and former members of the military and their families access private sector healthcare.  The program, called HeroCare Connect, is designed to help military patients get needed appointments with specialists within 48 hours. In 2014, Congress introduced the Veterans Choice Program, which allowed…

Former Dunellen Teacher Claims She Was Fired Over Chemo Treatment

A former Middlesex County teacher is suing the New Jersey Board of Education, claiming she was canned for taking time off to receive chemotherapy.   In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, the teacher alleges she was the target of discrimination at John P. Faber Elementary School in Dunellen.  The former special education teacher, who…

Guadagno Proposes Plan To Cut Property Taxes

New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno  is laying out a plan to cut property taxes.  The Republican who is running for governor tells "NJ Advance Media" her plan would cut taxes up to three thousand dollars for families who pay more than five percent of their income to school taxes.  She tells the news outlet…

Somerset County Woman Sues Wells Fargo

A former Wells Fargo bank worker from Somerset County is suing the bank, claiming she was fired for refusing to scam New Jerseyans.   Melinda Bini filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court earlier this month against Wells Fargo and three supervisors at its Highland Park branch, where she served as a former assistant…

Bridgewater Couple Stabbed By Own Son

Police in Bridgewater Township are investigating the stabbing of a couple believed to be at the hands of their own son.  The violence went down at a home on Washington Valley Road late last night. NBC 4 New York is reporting the suspect's mother died at the scene.  His father was rushed to the hospital…

Two Dead, Three Injured In Wrong-Way Crash

Two people are dead and three others injured after a crash in Middlesex County.  Police say a minivan driven by 51-year-old Percell Livingston, Jr. allegedly turned the wrong way onto Route 9 early Sunday morning.  He crashed into a minivan driven by 31-year-old Miguel Mendoza-Chong.  Both drivers were killed.  Three passengers in Mendoza-Chong's vehicle were…

Man Charged With Moving Woman's Body In Court

A man accused of moving a dead woman's body in Somerset County earlier this month will be in court today for a detention hearing.  A judge will decide whether David DeSantos, who is charged with disturbing human remains, can be released on his own recognizance. The 32-year-old from Henryville, Pennsylvania is accused of moving the body…

Man Dead, Girl Injured In Jersey City Shooting

Two men are in custody in a Jersey City shooting that left a man dead and a young girl injured. Shots rang out at Ocean and Van Nostrand Avenues around 10 o'clock last night.  The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office says a man was pronounced dead at the scene and a ten-year-old girl was rushed to…

Christie Calls For Regulatory Changes Following United Airlines Uproar

Governor Chris Christie is calling on federal officials to suspend a regulation that allows airlines to overbook flights after a United passenger was dragged off a Chicago flight that had been overbooked. Christie made the request in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.  He called overbooking "abusive" to passengers and that abolishing…