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Poll: Christies favorability rating hits all-time low

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's favorability rating among registered voters in New Jersey has hit an all-time low.

Two more South Jersey nuclear plants get key approval

A federal safety agency has approved as many as two new reactors at an existing nuclear complex off the Delaware River in Salem County.

What's new on boardwalks includes Ocean City soap shop

Some new businesses and attractions are opening on boardwalks in Ocean City and the Wildwoods as summer approaches, part of the annual evolution of shops that shapes the face of the popular wooden shopping districts.

Bail bondsmen question new reforms at Atlantic City forum

ATLANTIC CITY — Bail bondsmen questioned who will be monitoring those freed on warrants under the state's new bail system.

Ocean City Home Bank’s earnings up in first quarter

Ocean City Home Bank’s earnings increased slightly for the first quarter of this year, the bank’s parent company reported.

Wawa to offer free Wi-Fi

Wawa has come up with a new way to attract more people to its ever-growing empire of convenience stores and gas stations, teaming up with Comcast to give customers free Wi-Fi access at more than 700 Wawas in six states.

Jersey City man skipped $12,000 in E-ZPass tolls, police say

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man who owes $12,000 in unpaid E-ZPass tolls has had his car impounded and is facing charges.

Newark, Uber to announce details of deal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials in New Jersey's largest city are set to announce an agreement with Uber.

Autistic man chose to jump in video prank, attorney argues

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — An attorney says a young autistic man in New Jersey was offered several choices before he jumped off a jetty into the freezing ocean as part of a prank.

New Jersey officer tackles man, stops suicide attempt

RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer wrestled a man to the ground who said he wanted to die, stopping him from jumping off an interstate bridge.

Free beach parking recommended to increase access

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Providing free or affordable parking within walking distance of the shoreline is a key goal of a group studying ways to improve access to New Jersey's beaches and waterways.

Amazon plans two fulfillment centers in New Jersey

CARTERET, N.J. (AP) — Amazon is expanding its presence in New Jersey, announcing plans to build two more fulfillment centers that will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the state.

New Jersey Democrats discussed removing Assembly Speaker Prieto

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Democratic party official says leaders have discussed the possibility of ousting the speaker of the Assembly.

Upcoming bail reform could cost millions, Atlantic County executive says

Voters may have liked bail reform on the ballot, but they won’t like what it does to their wallets, Atlantic County’s executive said.

Gov. Christie seen dancing at Bruce Springsteen concert, video goes viral

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Winslow brush fire near Atlantic County border

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service fought a 95-acre blaze Tuesday in Winslow Township, Camden County, just near the border with Atlantic County, the service said.

Frank Vogel named new superintendent of Hamilton Township schools

MAYS LANDING _ Frank Vogel, the superintendent of schools in Somers Point, will leave the district to become superintendent of the Hamilton Township School district effective July 1.

Atlantic County Special Services School aides protest plan to privatize

MAYS LANDING _ Parents and staff packed the Atlantic County Special Services School Board meeting Monday to protest plans to privatize the services of personal aides assigned to students.

'I’m going to jail for the rest of my life' alleged killer reportedly says

Nikita Cross was a 35-year-old mother of two waitressing to earn her college degree.

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