Regional

New Jersey OKs Gas Pipeline Through Protected Pinelands

New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural-gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and…

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Islamic Group Sues City Over Use of Mosque’s Rooms

An Islamic organization has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Vineland, N.J.., claiming its actions are preventing the full use of a mosque. The Garden State Islamic Center claims the imposition…

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Chris Christie: No White House or Radio Gig

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not accepted a White House job and is not seeking a job with a sports radio station in New York City. The…

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NYC Lowers Cost Estimate for Presidential Protection

New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence. Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill has written to New York’s congressional…

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NY Senate Leader Won’t Allow Law Banning Bags

New York will not be banning the bag anytime soon. John Flanagan, the Republican leader of the state Senate, said Wednesday that he will not support a statewide prohibition on…

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6,000 New Yorkers Drive for Uber — In Other States

Uber says nearly 6,000 New York state residents regularly leave the state to drive for the ride-hailing company elsewhere because Uber cannot operate outside of the New York City area.…

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Regional Briefs – February 22, 2017

Worker Pinned Under Large Pile of Steel at Bed Factory CARLSTADT, N.J. – A bed frame factory worker was seriously injured Wednesday when a ceiling hoist lost its load, dropping…

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De Blasio Has Election Year Issue: Ban the Bags

Two weeks after the state stung Mayor Bill de Blasio by barring the city from implementing a shopping bag fee, the Democrat is mulling whether to totally ban plastic bags…

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Eric Garner Case Rolls On, But Future Is Cloudy

A federal civil rights investigation into the death while in police custody of Eric Garner has been moving forward in New York, but its future is uncertain as a U.S.…

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