New Jersey


New Jersey Property Taxes Go Up Less Than 2% in 2017

New data from Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration shows the average New Jersey property tax bill rose less than 2 percent last year. Murphy, a Democrat, released Friday data showing detailed…

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Regional Briefs – February 22, 2018

NY Again Leads List of Highest Taxed States NEW YORK – New York is again atop the list of high-tax states, NBC reported. Residents on average paid 12.7 percent of…

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New Jersey Troopers Who Deactivated Explosives Honored

Two New Jersey state troopers who successfully deactivated two improvised explosive devices following a terrorist attack have received the 2017 Trooper of the Year awards. Detective Sgt. James Abbes and…

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Regional Briefs – February 21, 2018

Bank Staff Sick of Hawk Scarfing Pigeons at Their Door DEWITT, N.Y. – The feeding habits of a Cooper’s hawk is fascinating birdwatchers, but tellers at M&T Bank are fed…

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Regional Briefs – February 20, 2018

Paterson and Passaic Cops Getting Apartments Rent-Free PATERSON – A developer is offering rent-free apartments to Paterson and Passaic police officers, WNBC reported. JCM Investors owner Charles Florio says he’s…

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Pharma Exec Launches GOP Bid Against Sen. Menendez

The Republican frontrunner seeking to oust Sen. Bob Menendez launched his campaign last week, painting himself as a fiscal conservative who will work with Democrats and disagree when needed with…

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Regional Briefs – February 14, 2018

Lock of George Washington’s Hair Found at College Library SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – A historian at Union College made a stunning discovery — an envelope tucked into an old book at…

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Regional Briefs – February 13, 2018

Court Nixes Disability Benefits to 2 First Responders ALBANY – An Orangetown police officer and Yonkers firefighter injured while responding to emergencies are not entitled to disability benefits, New York…

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Former Pharma Exec, Christie Backer Seeks to Oust Menendez

A former pharmaceutical company executive and supporter of Chris Christie’s presidential campaign is entering New Jersey’s Republican Senate primary in an attempt to oust incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez. Bob Hugin…

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Trenton to Use Lasers, Audio to Get Rid of Crows

New Jersey’s capital city is taking a high-tech approach to rid the city of an estimated 30,000 crows that are waking up residents and leaving droppings behind. The U.S. Agriculture…

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Regional Briefs – February 11, 2018

Glitch Knocks Out Traffic Lights Across NYC NEW YORK – A glitch led to hundreds of malfunctioning traffic signals across the city early Saturday, a problem that was mostly fixed…

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