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New Jersey leaders condemn violence in Virginia

Merck CEO resigns from Trump Council

Dozens of legislative, community activists and New Jersey residents gathered across the state to denounce the violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia when white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters—killing one woman and injuring dozens of others.

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Phil Murphy taps Sheila Oliver for running mate

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Phil Murphy has tapped former House Assembly speaker Sheila Oliver to be his running mate and lieutenant governor---thus making her potentially the highest ranking and first African American to be second in command in the state.

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Guadagno picks Woodcliff Lake mayor as running mate

At a press conference in West New York, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo as her running mate---potentially making the Cuban immigrant the first Latino and male lieutenant governor in the Garden state.

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Booker and Menendez fight against health care vote

In an effort to promote and perhaps save President Obama's signature health care law—New Jersey's top Democratic legislators are denounced the Senate vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it.

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African American and Hispanic chambers host unity luncheon

More than 60 people attended a growth and empowerment ceremony hosted by two of New Jersey's biggest minority chambers of commerce---the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACCNJ) and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HCCNJ)-- last week in Plainsboro that featured a panel discussion between presidents John Harmon and Carlos Medina.

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Christie approves travel ban in state

In an effort to enforce a travel ban, Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a measure that would have enabled the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to hinder President Donald Trump's travel ban at Newark Liberty International Airport.

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Camden company works to ensure water, air safety

When Rafiq and Tiffany Heigler started their business, Sure-BioChem Laboratories (SBL) (www.surebiochem.com) in Camden, NJ in 2009, breathing fresh air and drinking a clean and toxin-free glass of tap water were considered simple and mundane tasks for most people.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announces re-election plans

Newark target of Trump sanctuary city crackdown

Hoping to continue lead the biggest city in New Jersey, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on June 22 announced his plans to run for a second term.

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Murphy and Guadagno win nominations for NJ governor

New Jersey Democrats overwhelmingly nominated former Wall Street executive Phil Murphy as their candidate for governor in Tuesday's primary elections.

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Chris Christie flip flops on climate control

Shortly after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw participation in the historic Paris climate agreement, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vowed to support the Trump initiative—reversing a previous stance the governor advocated that global climate control issues exist.

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