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FBI joins Christie scandal probe

STATE — The FBI is looking into the scandal surrounding Gov. Chris Christie’s involvement in holding Hurricane Sandy recovery funds hostage to approval of a Hoboken development and the George Washington Bridge shutdown. Three government bodies — the U.S. Attorney’s office,…

Councilman denies being fired for ATM card scheme

LINDEN — Documents posted online at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website appear to implicate a Linden councilman in the misappropriation of about $9,000 in client funds, which allegedly resulted in his termination from a job at JP Morgan…

Christie’s Latest Sandy Scandal

Hoboken Mayor claims Christie administration tied Sandy aid to development deal STATE — Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno allegedly told Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer that Hurricane Sandy aid for the city hinged on local approval for a development project there. During…

Brown jumps into mayoral race

LINDEN — Third Ward Councilman Peter A. Brown says he is going to run for Mayor, a move some suggest could split the African-American vote that helped Fourth Ward Councilman Derek Armstead capture the Democratic nomination in 2010. SEE RELATED STORY ON…

Atlantic Club Casino Hotel closes

ATLANTIC CITY — The 33-year-old Atlantic Club Casino Hotel closed at 12:01 a.m. Monday, costing 1,600 people their jobs as the gambling market reaches saturation levels. The casino opened in December 1980 as the Golden Nugget, then owned by gaming…

Man struck and killed by train

HAZLET — New Jersey Transit commuters were facing another tough ride after a North Jersey Coast Line train struck and killed a man early Tuesday morning. The entire line was suspended following the incident, according to a NJ Transit spokesperson who said a train…