A fatal fire in South Plainfield and the advancement of the minimum wage boost measure top the news on Friday in New Jersey.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  • The tragic fire in South Plainfield killed 5 people, 4 children and their grandmother, and rocked the community.
  • The NJ Assembly Labor Committee advances a bill boosting New Jersey's minimum wage, while David Matthau examines just how much the hourly rate hike would impact people around the state.
  • New legislation looks to ease some of the initial financial burdens associated with towns merging.
  • Governor Christie's budget will aid the need to recruit and train new state police officers.
  • One New Jersey county declares youth violence to be a public health issue.
  • Jason Allentoff highlights the growth of the wine industry in the Garden State.
  • A survey says that more and more people are saving their tax return checks, and not spending the money as freely.

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Thursday's poll was a near deadlock as 45% supported a millionaire's tax hike, while 47% opposed it.  8% were undecided.

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