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Newark School superintendent to resign; Changes in store for New Jersey’s biggest school district

Changes in store for New Jersey’s biggest school district

Marion Bolden, the longtime and occasionally controversial superintendent of New Jersey’s largest school district, announced that she would resign the post at the end of the current school year.

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Oliver to write book about stint as first African-American woman Assembly speaker

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver announced last week that she is writing a tell-all book about her shaky four years as New Jersey’s first African-American woman to serve as state Assembly speaker.

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Port Authority under fire for GWB lane closures

Fallout continues from lane closures on the George Washington Bridge (GWB), one of the major thoroughfares between New York and New Jersey, as one of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s top executives resigned last week in Newark.

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New mayor wants to overhaul Newark

For interim Newark Mayor Luis Quintana, positive change in Newark starts with firing flunkies

Divestiture in South Africa started in New Jersey; Garden State remembers Mandela

On Sunday in Newark, dozens of Newarkers paid homage to Mandela

Audit reveals questionable spending habits of Newark politicos

Once again, members of the embattled Newark City Council are under fire from state officials regarding questionable spending habits last year after a report from the comptroller’s office was released earlier this week. According to a widely circulated audit report from New Jersey Comptroller Matt Boxer, more than $10 million in Brick City appropriations were allocated to Newark City Council and clerk offices—a figure that is more than six times the annual allotment to the similarly sized area of Jersey City.

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Trenton mayor’s trial set for early January

Embattled Trenton Mayor Tony Mack will begin what many contend will be the fight of his political life

Senate: Student immigrants pay in-state tuition

As expected, earlier this week, the state Senate approved a bill that allows New Jersey residents who were brought to the Garden State illegally as children to pay in-state tuition fees to attend colleges, officials announced in Trenton.

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Third pot dispensary set to open in New Jersey

In New Jersey officials this week announced that the Garden State’s third medical marijuana facility is slated to open next month

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Luis Quintana sworn in as interim mayor of Newark

Former Newark City Council President Luis Quintana was sworn in as the first Hispanic mayor of the Brick City at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The ceremonial oath of office was administered by state Sen. Richard Codey.

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