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Regional Briefs – February 26, 2017

Driver Arrested With a $13,000 Bill for Unpaid Tolls WEEHAWKEN, N.J. – A New Jersey man who owes $12,740 in unpaid tolls across 21 separate accounts was arrested Friday at…

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Median Per-Pupil Spending in NY More Than $22,000

New York state’s comptroller says the median per-pupil spending for school districts was $22,658. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released spending figures for the 2014-15 school year as part of a report…

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NYS Ramps Up Food Testing

New York state is expanding its testing of food and beverages in an effort to prevent foodborne illnesses. The state announced Friday that some 67,000 samples were tested in 2016,…

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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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