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Unsecured Firearms Measure Passes in the State Senate

 

The State Senate passes a bill to toughen penalties against reckless gun owners if a child gains access to their loaded firearm and injures or kills another person. The bill (S-516), sponsored by shore State Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10), would change the law from a disorderly persons offense to a third or fourth degree crime.

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Former Manalapan Mayor Found Guilty on Federal Fraud Charges

Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was found guilty following a two-week federal fraud trial. He was convicted Thursday of falsifying documents and setting up a sham company to gain a loan and investment money, to buy a local farm in 2009 that earned him over a million dollars in farmland preservation funds

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Caroline Casagrande
Caroline Casagrande, (NJ Assembly GOP)
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New Domestic Violence Bills Under Consideration

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a 5-bill package designed to protect the rights of domestic violence victims.

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-Monmouth) sits on the Women and Children Committee, which crafted the legislation

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South Jersey U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ2)
South Jersey U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ2)
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South Jersey Congressman Discusses the World Wide Terrorism Threat

On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, South Jersey Congressman Frank Lobiondo (R-NJ2), returned from a recent fact-finding trip to Africa do determine the threat of terrorism to the U.S.

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Carl Block
Carl Block (Ocean County)
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OC Government Officials Respond to Accusations

Storm clouds of controversy over a sexual harassment lawsuit and the contracts awarded

to an engineer continues to hover over the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Weeks ago, Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, refuted contentions that he allowed the harassment by Engineer Joseph Veni to continue by pressuring Veni's Supervisor William Santos to continue to renew his contract

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Regina Egea, left, answers a question as she appears before the legislative panel investigating Bridgegate
Regina Egea, left, answers a question as she appears before the legislative panel investigating Bridgegate (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Text, traffic study dominate latest Bridgegate hearing

The revelation of a deleted text to Gov. Chris Christie at the height of the so-called Bridgegate scandal and the fact that the governor's Authorities Unit director still believes lanes were closed at the George Washington Bridge for a traffic study were the key takeaways from Thursday's hearing convened by the Select Committee on Investigation.

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CWA protest on June 12
CWA protest on June 12 (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sweeny hopes Christie loses pension lawsuit [AUDIO]

Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said he hopes public employee labor unions are successful in their lawsuit to stop Gov. Chris Christie from slashing the state's pension payment in the current fiscal year. The case is set to be heard on June 25.

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Former Lakewood Mayor Marta Harrison; Ex-Congressional Candidate Jack Fanous, Executive Director, GI Go Fund.
(L-R) Former Lakewood Mayor Marta Harrison and Ex-Congressional Candidate Jack Fanous, Executive Director, GI Go Fund. (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Ocean and Burlington County Democrats Expected to Woo Swing Voters This Fall

Democrats in Ocean and Burlington Counties know they face an up hill battle as they try to get another Democrat to fill the 3rd District Congressional seat being vacated by Representative Jon Runyan.

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Peter Cade, Getty Images
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Booker, Menendez: Make Polluters Pay [AUDIO]

Both of New Jersey's United States Senators are stressing the importance of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program.

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Steam rises from cooling towers at the Neurath coal-fired power plant on near Grevenbroich, Germany. (Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)
Steam rises from cooling towers at the Neurath coal-fired power plant on near Grevenbroich, Germany. (Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)
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EPA Seeks to Cut Power Plant Carbon by 30%

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

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