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Politics

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Solving Our Nation's Student Loan Crisis

Solving Our Nation's Student Loan Crisis

This "Letter to the Editor" was submitted by Mark Dunec, who is running for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.
Watch Governor Chris Christie Get Doused in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch Governor Chris Christie Get Doused in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Garden State's leader nominates U.S. Senator, television host and Facebook CEO to take the next challenge.
Should New Jersey Legalize Pot?

Should New Jersey Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
Acting Police Chief on Paid Leave Seeks $2.5M in Damages

Acting Police Chief on Paid Leave Seeks $2.5M in Damages

James Behre was placed on leave last month days after he publicly accused a councilman of asking for favoritism.
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Snow Emergency Declared, Schools Closed on Wednesday

Snow Emergency Declared, Schools Closed on Wednesday

The parking garage on Lackawanna Place will be available for parking free of charge for Bloomfield residents.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
Democrats Blast Christie's Speech

Democrats Blast Christie's Speech

Governor's state-of-the-state address called 'disingenuous.'
Council Swears in New Board Members

Council Swears in New Board Members

Board members and alternatives took oaths of office at Monday meeting.
Bloomfield Schools Focus of Councilman's Town Hall Meeting

Bloomfield Schools Focus of Councilman's Town Hall Meeting

Superintendent Sal Goncalves, Business Administrator Patti Wilson and Assistant Superintendent Jayne-Behre Jenkins will attend Wednesday meeting.
Cartoons, Critics, Supporters: 77 Tweets on Christie, 'Bridgegate' Scandal

Cartoons, Critics, Supporters: 77 Tweets on Christie, 'Bridgegate' Scandal

Chris Christie and the lane closure scandal dominated the media this week. We compiled a list of the best tweets from the governor's supporters and critics.
Hometown Support Runs High for Christie's Fired Deputy Chief of Staff

Hometown Support Runs High for Christie's Fired Deputy Chief of Staff

Bridget Kelly's friends rally around their Ramsey neighbor after her public dismissal from governor's office on Thursday.
Fort Lee Mayor: I Accept Christie's Apology

Fort Lee Mayor: I Accept Christie's Apology

'I take him for his word,' Mayor Mark Sokolich said after accepting governor's in-person apology late Thursday afternoon.
Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

A look at the future with Janet Yellen as our first female leader of the Federal Reserve.
Bridget Kelly Fired as Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff

Bridget Kelly Fired as Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff

Kelly's 'time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee' email and other messages exchanged before lane closures surfaced Wednesday.
Bloomfield Dog Stranded in the Cold

Bloomfield Dog Stranded in the Cold

Chanel was left out to brave the elements during icy cold and snow.
LIVE: Gov. Christie Reacts to GWB Controversy

LIVE: Gov. Christie Reacts to GWB Controversy

Share your thoughts by using the Twitter hashtag #Bridgegate as the governor responds to the growing scandal.
Christie: I Was Misled About GWB Lane Closures

Christie: I Was Misled About GWB Lane Closures

Governor said he is 'outraged' and had no knowledge of the alleged political payback scheme aimed at Fort Lee mayor.