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Trenton's Michael Brown Mural Ordered Painted Over by Police

Trenton's Michael Brown Mural Ordered Painted Over by Police
A Trenton, New Jersey, mural of Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri, has been painted over at the request of local police. Artists from the Sage Coalition painted it two weeks ago.
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NJ's Domino Effect: Paterson Becomes Fifth City With Mandated Earned Sick Days

NJ's Domino Effect: Paterson Becomes Fifth City With Mandated Earned Sick Days
Like dominos, New Jersey cities are one after the other passing sick day ordinances that would allow all workers to accrue paid time off for illnesses. The 3-5 days a year are a pittance compared to what's available in Europe, but at least it's a start.
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NJ Sen President Sweeney, Not Gov Christie, Was Right About State's Stifled Pension Contributions

NJ Sen President Sweeney, Not Gov Christie, Was Right About State's Stifled Pension Contributions
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney was right that making larger payments toward pension debt benefits pension fund. Seems logical, yes? Chris Christie, naturally, thinks otherwise.
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NJ Gov Christie Likely to Veto Pro-Pot Legislation

NJ Gov Christie Likely to Veto Pro-Pot Legislation
There is a bill in the New Jersey legislature that would legalize marijuana use and subject it to taxation, but Governor Chris Christie has signaled that he will veto the bill if it passes. But looking at Colorado's track record and windfall tax receipts, one must ask the question, "why?"
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NJ's First Black Woman Rep Likely, After Bonnie Watson Coleman Wins Dem Nod in 12th District

NJ's First Black Woman Rep Likely, After Bonnie Watson Coleman Wins Dem Nod in 12th District
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman won the Democratic primary in New Jersey's 12th district. The district leans heavily democratic, leading to the very likely possibility of the state's first ever black woman representative.
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Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box
Following Superstorm Sandy, donors gave $312 million to the American Red Cross. How did the aid organization spend that money? A year and a half after the storm, it's surprisingly difficult to get a detailed answer.
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Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger
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Sandygate? Christie Not the Only One Taking Heat for Misusing Relief Funds

Sandygate? Christie Not the Only One Taking Heat for Misusing Relief Funds
A legal complaint has been filed in Middlesex County Superior Court against Jamali Developers LLC of Monroe, New Jersey, and its CEO Hussain Burhanpurwala, on behalf of workers who claim they were not correctly paid for their time on a publicly funded post-Sandy recovery project. According to the complaint, filed on behalf of over 75 workers, prevailing wages and overtime were not paid to workers employed by the subcontractor as they helped rebuild the Seaside Heights Boardwalk
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Momentum for Paid Sick Days Builds as Jersey City Passes New Requirements

Momentum for Paid Sick Days Builds as Jersey City Passes New Requirements
Jersey City, NJ, became the sixth city to require paid sick days for employees at private businesses after the City Council passed the new rules on a 7–1 vote. Mayor Steven Fulop (D) is a supporter of the measure and is expected to sign it into law.
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Sean Savett
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79 Percent of Camden Children Below Federal Poverty Line; NJ at Its Worst Since 1950s

79 Percent of Camden Children Below Federal Poverty Line; NJ at Its Worst Since 1950s
Legal Services of New Jersey issued its annual poverty report, which found that more people in the state had trouble making ends meet in 2011 than at any time since the late 1950s. Some scary stats included in the report: 2.7 million residents living in actual poverty, including 38.5 percent of all children (a number that skyrockets to 79 percent in Camden).
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Allegedly Pro-Business Christie Investing One Quarter What His Dem Predecessor Did in Small Business Development

Allegedly Pro-Business Christie Investing One Quarter What His Dem Predecessor Did in Small Business Development
There's a myth out there, repeated often by Democrats endorsing Governor Chris Christie, that Christie is supportive of business in New Jersey. Apparently, that only means big business.
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