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The News Week In Review: April 30-May 4

Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media

I had to play catch up this week after a few days on vacation, but as always, things cranked up immediately from Governor Christie making his monthly appearance to a man shot by a Trooper in Brick to the suicide of an NFL great.  We review the week that was.

Prom Costs And Pay Gaps

The week started off with some interesting new reports.

The first examined just how expensive it for your children to go to the prom now.  Unless you just recently went through it yourself, the costs are almost unbelievable.

We also took a look at just how big the pay gap is currently between men and women.

THE GOVERNOR COMES TO NJ 101.5

On Tuesday, our top stories came from Governor Christie’s Monday night appearance on this month’s edition of “Ask the Governor.”

Christie, who brought along his daughters and some commissioners, responded to our “user fees” reports, saying he is not a big fan.

Meanwhile, Kevin McArdle compared the three tax cut plans that are being debated in Trenton.

Blood On The Doorstep

Wednesday’s news day started in a frenzy for answers, as a cross-state chase overnight into the morning led to a State Trooper shooting a suspect.

The picture at the top of this review and in the story shows literally the man was shot on somebody’s doorstep.

This was, of course, the main story of the day, but we had some other very interesting stories throughout our news cycle.

One report raised alarming facts about a very simple procedure that many drivers ignore, which poses more danger than almost anything else on the road.

The costs to own a car in New Jersey are staggering, according to the latest figures.

Do Problem Teachers Get Removed?

Thursday featured a series of reports on bullying and teacher tenure.

David Matthau had the latest from the father of a Cherry Hill autistic child, who was allegedly bullied by his teachers.  Kevin McArdle looked into whether that case could lead to easier removal of these problem teachers.

Governor Christie also addressed this issue, when asked at a Town Hall in Garfield.

Thursday also featured an update from Senate President Steve Sweeney on possible legislation to end those “user fees.”

And the news day closed with the heart-wrenching news that NFL great, Linebacker Junior Seau, had taken his own life with a gun shot to his chest.

Speed Checks At The Hudson

Friday opened with some big sports news.  The Devils topped the Flyers in an OT thriller to take the series lead, while the Yanks were dealt the worst news possible.

Closer Mariano River tore knee ligaments shagging fly balls before their game in Kansas City.  His season and possible career could be over.

From our newsroom, Kevin McArdle had this exclusive report on the Port Authority planning to track your speeds through toll plazas at Hudson crossings.  Violators will have their EZ Pass privileges suspended.

TMZ caught up with the “tanning mom,” who had some very interesting things to say about her critics.

I hope everybody enjoys the upcoming weekend, which is Derby Weekend.  I will be back with you next week for the News Week In Review.  In the meantime, you can catch the daily happenings here at NJ 101.5 with my daily, From The Newsroom blog.

Our video of the week is right below.  This is Governor Christie answering a bullying question at his Garfield Town Hall.


Courtesy Governor’s Office

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