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Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Cedar Grove April 23. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Cedar Grove April 23. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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How unpopular has Gov. Christie become?

During his first term as governor, Chris Christie became wildly popular, but over the past year and a half, after Bridgegate and a sluggish state economy that's still struggling, he's got his lowest approval ratings ever.

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Lakewood house fire, May 14, 2015 (Lakewood Scoop)
Lakewood house fire, May 14, 2015 (Lakewood Scoop)
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Barbecue mishap ignites Lakewood house

What started as a backyard barbecue ended in disaster in Lakewood late Thursday afternoon, after the grill tipped over and triggered a blaze that reduced the house to cinders.

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A syringe used for heroin (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Four arrested in Manchester heroin bust

Four drug suspects face charges following a Wednesday night raid in Manchester.

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Toms River officials talk, homeowners shout over dune restoration snags

While busloads of Toms River homeowners bused to the Statehouse in Trenton to vent their frustration over the stalled post-Sandy beach restoration project, township elected officials disclosed the results of new discussions with the Army Corps of Engineers and state environmental regulators.

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NTSB crews at the scene in Philadelphia of a deadly Amtrak derailment
NTSB crews at the scene in Philadelphia of a deadly Amtrak derailment (NTSB)
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Body of 8th victim found in Amtrak derailment wreckage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The death toll from the Amtrak wreck rose to eight with the discovery of another body in a mangled railcar Thursday, while a lawyer for the train's engineer said his client has no recollection of the crash and wasn't on his cellphone or using drugs or alcohol.

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Trumpets (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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Instrument Drive being held in Conjunction with Seaside Height’s Music Festival

If you have an instruments lying around that you no longer use, Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School in Seaside Heights will take them. The school is holding its first instrument drive the weekend of June 5 & 6, during the Borough's Music Festival.

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Category: News, Ocean County News
Photo courtesy of the Manchester Police Department
Photo courtesy of the Manchester Police Department
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Manchester Fire Termed “Suspicious”

A fire that damaged a duplex in Manchester Township Wednesday afternoon is considered suspicious, according to authorities.

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Weather stays quiet and pleasant until the weekend

Both today and tomorrow will feature seasonable temperatures in the 70s and dry weather, although the upcoming weekend is looking warm and potentially wet.

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A woman rushes to catch a NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton
A woman rushes to catch a NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia suspended on Thursday

Amtrak's suspension of its Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia following Tuesday night's fatal derailment and will continue on Thursday but other modes of transportation are offering extra service.

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Man Stressed Over Money
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Stockton report highlights South Jersey’s economic woes

New Jersey is one of the smallest states in the country, but there's a stark difference between the success and health of a resident in South Jersey, compared to Central and North.

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