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Light rain a welcome sight in today’s forecast

Some rain relief from this dry and pollen-filled May is expected today, but skies will clear significantly by the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.

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PATH train (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Train schedule shift of 1 minute draws anger in Hoboken

HOBOKEN (AP) — Commuters in Hoboken may have to wait a little longer to catch a PATH train into New York — one minute longer to be exact.

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Boating safety begins on shore

The warmer weather means New Jersey’s waterways are getting crowded, and if history is any indication, there will be dozens of accidents on the water this summer, along with a handful of casualties.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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How accurate are NJ’s revenue predictions?

The non-partisan Office of Legislative Services and the State Treasurer both predict the state will have more in revenue next fiscal year than Gov. Chris Christie projected in his budget address. That was welcome news to lawmakers on the Senate and Assembly budget committees, but the new revenue forecasts came with a caveat: they will be inaccurate.    

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1 brother on trial in killing of aspiring rapper acquitted

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) -- The brother of the southern New Jersey man prosecutors say killed an aspiring rapper has been acquitted by a judge.

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More foster children in NJ are being placed with families. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
More foster children in NJ are being placed with families. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
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New Jersey shows progress in placing foster kids with families

A new Kids Count report shows that ever since the state settled a federal lawsuit over the housing of foster children, the vast majority of those kids are now sheltered with families.  

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Pension reform plan could have system largely funded by 2043

As discussion about the public employees' pension system continues, one plan has been proposed that would have pensions 74.4 percent funded by 2043.

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Christie signs cybersecurity executive order

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie has sign an executive order aimed at better protecting the state from cybersecurity threats.

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Travel to jump nearly 5 percent this Memorial Day weekend

If you are planning to hit the road this holiday weekend, pack your patience. You certainly will not be alone.

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Lawmaker calls coalition’s safety warning ‘bogus’

A group called the National Coalition for Safer Roads has a warning for New Jersey drivers: as more people hit the road this summer, the risk of traffic collisions from drivers running red light will increase.

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