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NJ Professor Talks Cuba

It's about time! That's the thought of a New Jersey university professor about the United State's re-establishment of diplomatic ties to Cuba. Kean University History Professor Frank Argote Freyre said the policy of the embargo against Cuba made no sense.

"I mean it's just a complete f

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NJ State Senator Robert Singer (Townsquare Media)
NJ State Senator Robert Singer (Townsquare Media)
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Extending the Permit Extension Act?

New legislation from Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible (R-30) would extend the Permit Extension Act of 2012 for another 2 years.

The current Act - which allows developers to avoid halting projects while reapplying for lapsed permits -  is set

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Gas Prices, Photo Credit to Listener Robyn Key
Gas Prices, Photo Credit to Listener Robyn Key
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Gas Tax Hike Proposal is Not Popular with Shore Lawmakers

State lawmakers consider increasing the gas tax to help replenish the anemic Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) but officials from the Jersey shore are not on board.

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3rd Congressional District Republican candidate Tom MacArthur
3rd Congressional District Republican candidate Tom MacArthur (R) (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Congressman-Elect Tom MacArthur Named to HASC

It wasn't easy but Congressman-Elect Tom Macarthur secured one of six open seats on the powerful House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for the incoming 114th Congress.

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A Local Look at the Cap Exclusion Bill

Assembly Budget Panel Chair Gary Schaer (D-36) has proposed legislation that would allow towns to exceed the 2% cap on property tax increases -- IF the money is needed as matching funds to hire more police officers.  But what would it really mean in our area?

We asked Toms River Township Business Administrator Paul Shives to take a look at the Cap Exclu

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Pledge of Allegiance Lawsuit Up for Review

A judge in Monmouth County today will consider dismissing a lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen School District aimed at removing the words "under God" from the Pledge Of Allegiance.

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Aimee Belgard (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
Aimee Belgard (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Clock Ticking to Sway Independents

With polls showing Republican candidate Tom MacArthur leading Democrat Aimee Belgard in race to replace GOP Congressman Jon Runyan, the clock is ticking for Democrats to sway Independent voters. 

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Pocket Book Issues are Key in NJ’s 3rd Congressional District Race

The economy, the plight of the middle class, and job creation are among the main issues facing the three candidates running for Congress in New Jersey's competitive Third District race, according to retired Ocean County College Political Science Professor Richard Strada. 

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Voting at the Silver Bay Elementary School in Toms River
Voting at the Silver Bay Elementary School in Toms River (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Will a Third-Party Candidate Impact NJ’s 3rd Congressional District Race?

It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, Third-Party candidate Frederick John LaVergne has in New Jersey's close 3rd Congressional District race between Democrat Aimee Belgard and Republican Tom MacArthur.

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Democratic-Republic Party Candidate Tracy Caprioni for Freeholder
Democratic-Republic Party Candidate Tracy Caprioni for Freeholder
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Another Third-Party Candidate for OC Freeholder Lays Out Platform

Another third-party candidate is hoping to fill the Ocean County Freeholder seat that's up for re-election next month.

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On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, Democratic-Republican Party Candidat

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