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N.J. accuses ex-candidate from Paterson of failing to report $700,000 in campaign spending

State elections officials say Hector L. Castillo, a Paterson doctor who frequently runs for elected office, failed to report more than $700,000 in spending — much of that in taxpayer-funded matching dollars. And he allegedly misspent thousands more in public money.

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Pay-to-play rollback will get one more volley in Bergen, pitting county exec vs. freeholders

Bergen Freeholders approved an override of county exec's veto of pay-to-play changes, but the law will go up for vote one more time

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Bergen County freeholders override County Executive Kathleen Donovan’s veto of less strict ‘pay-to-play’ ordinance

The override preserves a revised pay-to-play law that loosens restrictions on contributions to political parties by no-bid contractors doing business with the county. But the Freeholder Board still must take one more vote for final approval of the measure.

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Forked River man to receive $6.6M after losing leg in construction accident in Leonia

An Ocean County man who lost his leg in a construction accident at Overpeck County Park four years ago will receive $6.6 million to settle his lawsuit with two North Jersey contractors.

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Supporters of a new civic center in Ridgefield stunned over rejection

A day after voters rejected spending money for a planned multimillion-dollar civic center, backers said they were shocked and frustrated by Tuesday’s resounding defeat.

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William Paterson University graduate's drive for diploma overcomes obstacles

Juana M. Ortiz was the first student to take a seat at William Paterson University’s graduation Wednesday and she traveled one of the hardest paths to get there. Born with cerebral palsy in the Dominican Republic, she was never able to go to school until she came to N.J. at 15.

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Gov. Tom Kean to new William Paterson college grads: We need you in politics

Calling the partisan discord paralyzing Washington appalling, former Gov. Tom Kean called on new college graduates to consider a life in politics and public service during an address today at William Paterson University's commencement

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NJ's TechLaunch announces second class of start-up companies

An online guide for Comic Con fans. A smartphone application that allows freelancers to show their work on the go. An electronic water bottle that measures your hydration level.

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Sports Authority puts American Dream up for a vote on Friday

After months of delay, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority will vote Friday on whether to approve the long-delayed American Dream entertainment and retail complex in the Meadowlands

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NJ Transit to host open forum tonight in Hoboken

NJ Transit customers will have a chance this evening to talk to the agency's senior management, including Executive Director James Weinstein, about their experiences using the statewide transit system. The agency will host its "We Are Listening" forum at the Hoboken Terminal from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. outside the waiting room area.

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