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SAFETY MEASURES IMPROVED AFTER STABBING OF CHILD WELFARE WORKER

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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N.J. lawmaker: Why pay $2M for armed security instead of police at child welfare offices?

After a child welfare caseworker was attacked by a knife-wielding client at her office in Camden, Gov. Chris Christie's administration hired armed security guards and assigned them to each of the 46 offices scattered around the state to help calm workers' fears about their safety.

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Willingboro native wins Pulitzer for poetry

Add poet Gregory Pardlo to the list of township natives who have achieved national recognition.

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Editorial: More needs to be done for small businesses

One of the few business-related criticisms of the Chris Christie administration has been how it's handled its big-money incentive programs, such as Urban Transit Hub and the new iteration of Grow New Jersey. Under these programs, companies such as Goya, Panasonic and Lockheed Martin have been awarded millions of dollars in tax breaks to relocate within the state.

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DEMS BLAME CHRISTIE’S BROKEN PENSION PROMISES FOR LATEST MOODY’S DOWNGRADE

GOP counters that credit-rating slide is due to Legislature’s refusal to act on governor’s current budget proposal

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N.J. works to reduce delays in Medicaid applications

New Jersey lawmakers on Monday scrutinized the state's handling of thousands of low-income residents' Medicaid applications, as the Christie administration asserted it had made progress in reducing the backlog.

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Christie should abandon plan to move disabled citizens back to N.J., budget panel says

The Christie administration has said saving money is the central reason why it is moving ahead with the controversial Return Home New Jersey policy that involves transferring hundreds of people with disabilities from out-of-state facilities into group homes licensed by the state. But when members of the Assembly Budget Committee Monday asked how much money New Jersey has saved so far, they did not get an answer.

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Retired teacher gets keys to new Riverside home from Habitat for Humanity

 It took three years of sweat and labor, with help from over 2,000 volunteers, to make the modest one-bedroom home ready for its new owner.

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FINE PRINT: REVAMPING THE RULES FOR REPORTING FEES STATE PAYS FOR INVESTMENTS

Legislation calls for more openness in divulging details of how funds are handled, seeks to widen ban on ‘pay to play’ contributions

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BILL WOULD REQUIRE DEP TO SET LIMIT FOR TOXIC CHEMICAL IN DRINKING WATER

Drinking Water Quality Institute made recommendations for TCP, other chemicals in 2009 but DEP didn't act on them

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