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Sources say, ‘The fix is in’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Few political insiders believe Republican Governor Chris Christie is going to line up support for a massive tax increase, appoint Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to a judgeship, resign to focus on his presidential campaign and leave Senate President Stephen M.…

Obama in New Jersey Wednesday

President Barack Obama will travel to Union County on Wednesday for a New Jersey fundraiser on behalf Senate Democrats. Obama has challenged core Democratic constituencies to pay more attention to off-year elections and vote next month. “There’s a congenital problem…

New Jersey does the Can-Can

A revival of the 1953 Cole Porter musical, “Can-Can,” will be running through Oct. 26 at the Paper Mill Playhouse, on Brookside Drive in Millburn, making a New Jersey detour on its way from Pasadena to Broadway. Set in 1893…

Parents targeted as stalkers

Bipartisan legislation was released by an Assembly panel on Thursday to stiffen penalties for stalking and restraining order violations by a person whose parental rights have been terminated. “Once a safe home has been provided for a child victim of domestic violence,…

State takes over Newark

The finances of New Jersey’s largest city will now be under state supervision, as the Local Finance Board approved a request by Newark. The state Department of Community Affairs will have legal power over collective bargaining, the budget, and other municipal functions and determine…