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TRAVEL
July 4, 2016
Fine crafts Connecticut. Handmade works by more than 180 nationally recognized artists offered in this juried crafts show. Categories include ceramics, wearable and nonwearable fiber, jewelry, wood, metal, and painting. Held outdoors rain or shine. Guilford Art Center Craft Expo , Guilford, July 15-17. www.guilfordartcenter.org . Evening entertainment Delaware. Grab a blanket and dinner for summer concerts at the band shell in Bellevue State Park, with an eclectic line-up from country to funk to indie.
NEWS
July 4, 2016
New Jersey State Police are investigating as a homicide the death of a man whose body was found in Burlington County Friday afternoon. The man's body was found on the 100 block of Patty Bowker Road in Tabernacle, State Police spokesman Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams said Saturday. Williams said he did not have any further details. - Julie Shaw and Rita Giordano
NEWS
July 4, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Pitching his plan to revamp New Jersey's school funding system to residents last week in Monmouth County, Gov. Christie dismissed assessments of his proposal as "radical. " "This radical idea that everyone be treated the same," he told the crowd in a Wall Township library. "We've had 30 years of treating people differently, and we've had nothing but failure for it. " Christie's proposal to give school districts the same amount of aid per pupil would be a departure not just from New Jersey's system - which is grounded in a series of state Supreme Court rulings directing more aid to needier urban districts - but from the approach adopted by the vast majority of states.
NEWS
July 2, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Thursday shot back at a conservative New Jersey radio host critical of his new tax plan, accusing the host of deliberately misleading listeners to "try to make yourself famous" and boost ratings. The host, Bill Spadea of New Jersey 101.5's morning show, snapped back, "Governor, it's not any more about ratings for me than it is about a nice tax-cutting headline for you. " At issue is Christie's plan to raise the state's 14.5-cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline to 37.5 cents as part of legislation to replenish New Jersey's fund for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and rail lines.
NEWS
July 2, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - New Jersey's gas tax isn't going up - at least for the holiday weekend. The Senate did not hold a vote Thursday on legislation to raise the tax to replenish the state's fund for roads and bridges, spurning a call by Gov. Christie to resolve the crisis before the fiscal year ended Thursday. Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) said he didn't believe there was enough support in his chamber to advance legislation, backed by Christie, that the Assembly passed this week.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Delaware County Orphans' Court Judge Chad F. Kenney on Tuesday approved the sale of the tax-exempt Crozer-Keystone Health System for $300 million to Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., a court official said. Most of the money will go toward Crozer's liabilities, including its $160 mllion in long-term debt and pension obligations, according to a 191-page petition filed June 3 Prospect, which is based in Los Angeles and already has 14 hospitals in California, Texas, Rhode Island, and New Jersey, has promised to spend $200 million sprucing up the financially neglected Crozer facilities in its first five years of ownership.
NEWS
July 1, 2016
At some point during the early-morning hours Tuesday, Gov. Christie and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto walked into a Statehouse hallway for a public hug on a $34.8 billion budget deal that wasn't really a deal, because the hug was missing Senate President Steve Sweeney - as well as a requisite dose of fiscal sense. Christie and Prieto (D., Hudson) agreed to raise New Jersey's gas tax from the nation's second-lowest, 14.5 cents a gallon, to its seventh-highest, 37.5 cents. That would raise $16 billion over the next eight years to support badly needed road, bridge, and mass transit repairs.
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
EWING, N.J. - For a good three hours Tuesday morning, the conservative radio host was filling the airwaves with invective against the proposed gas-tax hike, ripping into a deal brokered in the "middle of the night" by Gov. Christie and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. Then, during a commercial break from Bill Spadea's four-hour morning show on New Jersey 101.5 FM came some interesting news: The governor had reached out to the station's news director. "That was the first time in six years Christie has ever called me to say, 'What should I do about this?
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Next month, when thousands of delegates and politicians descend on Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, they'll be invited to cross the river. Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and DJ Jazzy Jeff will perform at a free concert for DNC attendees at the BB&T Pavilion on the Camden waterfront July 28, the last day of the convention. The invitation-only event will be held in the afternoon, hours before Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the party's nomination for president.
NEWS
June 29, 2016
New Jersey's leaders have been sticking their heads in the sand for decades to avoid dealing with competing waterfront uses. That has created disorder along the shores of rivers, lakes, bays, and the ocean, where dumps, refineries, and fuel storage compete with sensitive ecosystems, anglers, and people just trying to grasp a moment of peace. Fortunately, skittish politicians have to follow a recent appeals court ruling and subsequent legislation requiring the state to set standards for beach access.
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