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News Week In Review May 14-19

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Playoff hockey fever gripped the Garden State as the Devils/Rangers Eastern Conference Final kicked off on Monday.  The week wound through with a busy slate at the State House, and ending with the death of a disco queen.

How Often Do You Recycle?

The week began on Monday with a story about recycling numbers, while also illustrating the impact that recycling or not recycling has on your property taxes.

We also spoke with shore businesses, who are ramping up for the busy tourist season.  State officials even launched a new campaign of their to attract tourists to the vacation spots across New Jersey.

You will never believe the dangers of holding a yard sale.

A Move Away From Red Light Cameras

Those controversial red light cameras were back in the news on Tuesday, as a Trenton lawmaker is set to introduce a measure that would prevent future cameras, while eliminating existing ones as contracts expire.

A new study showed just how much financial stress people across New Jersey and the country are currently facing.

As he faces sentencing this week, supported planned a rally for Dharun Ravi.

Point Pleasant Bars Dealt Shocker

Wednesday opened with the news of a Tuesday night vote by Point Pleasant Beach officials that will require the ever-popular bars to close at midnight beginning on July 1.  It sent shock waves through the beach town.

New numbers released showed a very deep budget hole from Governor Christie’s projections.

A chemical fire in Pennsylvania causes an awful odor around the Garden State.

The Devils Tie Up The Series

Before we get to the more serious news, Thursday opened with the Devils tying up the Rangers the night before with a 3 to 2 win at MSG.

At his Town Hall in East Hanover, Governor Christie continued his war of words with Trenton lawmakers, calling out two of his favorite targets.

Two Shore legislators introduce a plan to provide a property tax credit for residents who spend a certain amount on E-ZPass.

Continuing to try to diversify non-gaming options, Atlantic City unveils plans to build a resort and water park in the city’s Marina District.

The Death Of A Disco Queen

Friday’s news day began with the tragic passing of disco legend, Donna Summer, who died at the age of 63 from cancer.

Gas prices continue to fall around NJ, which is easing the burden, at least a little bit, on the wallets as we hit the summer months.

A busy recap from the State House, which included the latest on the ever-contentious tax cut debate.

And we end with a new poll out that shows which baseball teams New Jerseyans prefer.

That closes the book on another busy week across the great Garden State.  As always, you can read a daily recap of everything going on with my “From The Newsroom” blog.

Enjoy what looks to be a great weekend of weather across the state, and check out the video of the week below from this week’s Trenton correspondent’s dinner.

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