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Picture of legislative races developing


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Business group wants to add signs in Ridgewood

Ridgewood’s Chamber of Commerce has proposed new signage it believes will boost business throughout the village.

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North Bergen offers survey on video surveillance

North Bergen residents can take part in an online survey about the use of video surveillance cameras throughout the township.

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Italian contemporary furniture store opens in Paramus

Tomasella, a store named after one of the Italian furniture lines it sells, opened recently next to the Capitol Lighting store on Route 17.

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Wayne school board approves budget

The school board approved a budget that raises taxes by $164 a year for owners of homes assessed at $229,00, the township average assessment.

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Judge approves class action in Verizon pension case retirees can sue over fund shift

Verizon Communications Inc.’s pension beneficiaries can sue the company as a group over its transfer of $8.5 billion in plan obligations to Prudential Insurance Co. of America, a federal judge in Texas ruled.

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Returning Paterson cops must go through retraining

While the city police department hoped to deploy the officers, laid off in 2011, by late April, training refreshers and civil service paperwork will delay their return to July.

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Analysis: N.J. gas tax still taboo

The $1 billion state fund that pays for transportation upgrades is tapped out, and there is no political will in Trenton, by Republicans or Democrats, to increase New Jersey’s 10.5-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax, which provides the main cash for the state Transportation Trust Fund.

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Immigration reform moves closer to reality with deal on workers' pay

Big business and major labor unions appeared ready Friday to end a fight over a new low-skilled worker program that had threatened to upend negotiations on a sweeping immigration bill in the Senate providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants already in the U.S.

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Kelly: Competing composers fight for recognition of their tunes as New Jersey's state song

Seventeen years after winning a contest to give New Jersey a state song, composer Patrick Finley of Teaneck is still trying to convince politicians to give his tune "New Jersey, My Home" their official stamp of approval.

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