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Gov. Chris Christie (L) and David Wildstein
Gov. Chris Christie (L) and David Wildstein (Andrew Burton and William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)
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Wildstein could enter guilty plea this week in connection with Bridgegate

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein is expected to enter a guilty plea when he appears in Federal Court Friday in connection with the unannounced lane closures in Fort Lee that set off the Bridgegate scandal.

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A student takes the PARCC test
A student takes the PARCC test (CBS New York)
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The PARCC debate rages on with round two underway

The second round of the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing is underway this week in New Jersey classrooms. There remains a fair amount of parental and legislative opposition to the exams, but the state's education commissioner has defended the tests in hearings before Senate and the Assembly committees.

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8 Days of Artillery, Explosives Training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Towns near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will hear loud booms and feel the ground shaking again for eight straight days, beginning Friday.

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East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol"
East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol" (YouTube)
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Jersey girl Jax returns home after latest ‘American Idol’ triumph

Jersey Girl Jax will be honored by her hometown Friday when she returns to the Garden State. She took one step closer to the American Idol finals this week, becoming the only woman in the competition's top 4.

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Preventing school violence: NJ event teams educators with officers

School violence cannot be avoided entirely, but through a conscious effort from school staff and law enforcement, today's students can be safer than in the past.

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Response crews pump an acetone and vinyl chloride mixture into rail cars in Paulsboro
Response crews pump an acetone and vinyl chloride mixture into rail cars in Paulsboro (US Coast Guard)
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Lawmakers draft legislation in response to Paulsboro train derailment

Following revelations of serious safety missteps before and after the derailment of a chemical train in Paulsboro three years ago, legislation is in the works to better respond if a similar situation ever arises again.

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Damage from Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant
Damage from Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant (Dennis Malloy, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Letters will soon be sent to Sandy victims about reopening claims

Beginning next month, thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims will begin receiving letters asking whether they want to reopen damage claims if they feel their initial claim was wrongfully denied or they don't believe they received a fair settlement.

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Operation Sin City suspects
Operation Sin City suspects (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Two heroin networks smashed in twin probes, say authorities

Two networks suspected of moving tens of thousands of hits of heroin each week through Ocean, Monmouth, Atlantic, and Union Counties and Philadelphia are simultaneously shut down and 34 suspects are identified in a two-pronged probe centered in Ocean County.

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Education commissioner repeats warning regarding state aid, PARCC

Instead of backing away from threats to withhold school aid for districts that fail to have 95 percent of their students take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests, New Jersey Education commissioner David Hespe doubled down Tuesday and repeated a warning to the State Senate Budget Committee.

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Mariusz Malkowski
Mariusz Malkowski (Fibaro)
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2 New Jersey survivors returning from Mount Everest avalanche

A Brick family is awaiting the return of their oldest daughter, who was hiking in Nepal when a powerful earthquake devastated the country on Saturday.

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