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Street fight

When Garry Goldberg looks to hire a new taxi driver, he says he not only schedules an in-person interview but also performs an unrequired background check on the applicant.

For Goldberg, the owner of Cherry Hill-based Best Taxi Inc., it would be a dangerous prospect for the industry to consider doing it any other way.

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Sleeping Beauty Kids Marks MTC's 100th Show

Moorestown Theater Company has become a community cornerstone over the last 13 years.

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Voters OK'd more $ for parks; instead cash feeds salaries

Voters last year dedicated corporate tax money to preservation programs. Doing so cut funding to other environmental efforts. New Jersey plans to avoid cuts by using open space money to operate parks.

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Christie strikes down expansion of N.J. pay-to-play rules

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday issued a conditional veto stripping down a bill that would have expanded the state's pay-to-play rules and required the state to disclose fees paid to outside investment managers.

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1,200 N.J. homeowners still await Sandy aid approvals

Two and a half years after Hurricane Sandy struck the Shore, about 1,200 New Jersey homeowners are still awaiting state approval of their applications for aid to help rebuild their homes, a top official in Gov. Christie's administration told lawmakers Wednesday.

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Women’s Political Caucus of NJ Breakfast Brings Out Female Force

A select group of New Jersey’s prime political players assembled at the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) breakfast Wednesday morning in Newark, promoting more bipartisan and independent female participation in the political process.

“The biggest benefit of this organization is the diverse network of women,” said Women’s Political Caucus of NJ vice president for membership Grace Strom Power, a prominent Mercer County attorney, to the group of about twenty people present at the offices of the law firm Genova Burns in downtown Newark. “A lot of what we need to do revolves around networking.”

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Assembly Questions DEP Commissioner About Exxon Settlement

Democrats pushed every hot button issue on the DEP’s budget list today, starting with the proposed $225 million Exxon settlement including the 16 other Exxon sites also rolled into the deal. Assemblyman John McKeon wanted to know how much more the state might win by pursuing these cases separately, in court.

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Open space funding debated during budget review

 The debate over how to divide tax revenues dedicated for open space, farmland and historic preservation persisted Monday as lawmakers continued to review Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed state budget.

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STATE DEP COMMISSIONER DEFENDS SIPHONING MONEY FROM NEW OPEN-SPACE FUND

One legislator calls plan to use funds to pay for staffing at state parks a ‘bait and switch’

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NJ amplifies safety measures after November stabbing at Camden office

Following the stabbing of a caseworker in November, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families has moved to improve the safety of its workers.

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