Here are the top New Jersey news stories for Friday.

⬛ Here is how much more you'll pay for electricity in NJ
NJ utility regulators approve big rate increases for electricity just in time for summer

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⬛ New poll finds Bill Spadea is a top gubernatorial contender
2021 Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli is considered the frontrunner, while Congresswoman Mikie Sherill is leading the Democratic pack in the poll

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⬛ $2M settlement for NJ man wrongly imprisoned for 24 years
Jean Dorval was in his early 20s when he was convicted of a murder in Elizabeth, despite proof that he was out of state in Georgia. His conviction was overturned after more than 2 decade in prison.

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⬛ Hungry grey seal pup found on NJ beach is recovering at stranding center
An underweight grey seal pup who swam 400 miles from Maine to New Jersey is recovering at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.

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⬛ Coastal Storm coming to NJ
One more mild day, then a coastal storm arrives this weekend

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