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Murphy and Oliver get new rides with pandemic relief funds
The state is now detailing how Murphy and Democrats spent billions in COVID relief money

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2 failing grades for NJ in new report card on tobacco control
The adult smoking rate in the Garden State is a little under 11%.

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Starting next month, PSE&G customers will see lower gas bills
Starting, Feb. 1, PSE&G plans to lower gas bills for its residential customers by about 15 dollars per month, according to the utility.

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61 NJ Lottery prizes of $1M or more — where they were sold
The biggest prize of 2022 in New Jersey was hit on Aug. 1.

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Man charged with raping woman in Newark Airport parking garage
Thomassal Watkins is charged with sexual assault for attacking a woman in the Conrac Parking Garage connected to Newark Airport Terminal A on Jan. 19, 2023.
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