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NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Matt Katz, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - When Democrats went looking for records about possible political shenanigans involving Sandy cleanup contracts, they asked for correspondence from everyone they could: Gov. Christie's "chiefs of staff, deputy chiefs of staff, unit directors, and their secretaries. " Democrats hope to chip away at Christie's greatest political strength in his reelection campaign - his handling of Sandy - by questioning whether the Republican governor gave a lucrative cleanup deal to a politically connected company, AshBritt.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A South Jersey doctor will be sentenced in July for overbilling Medicare for home visits with seniors. Lori Reaves, founder and owner of Visiting Physicians of South Jersey in Hammonton, charged Medicare for an unspecified number of 2.5-hour house calls even though she typically spent only 30 to 45 minutes with the patients, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Reaves, 52, of Waterford Works, pleaded guilty last Thursday in Trenton. The fraudulent visits, costing $511,068, occurred from 2008 through Oct. 14, 2011, according to a court document.
NEWS
March 30, 2013
Frontier Airlines will suspend flights from the Trenton/Mercer Airport in Ewing, N.J., from Sept. 9 through Nov. 7 because of a scheduled runway project. Airport officials say the project involves safety upgrades required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Frontier, which began scheduled service at the Trenton airport in January, called the suspension temporary and thanked county officials for moving the work to the "lowest demand period of the year. " The move comes as Frontier is set to offer new low-fare service, starting April 8, from Trenton to five new nonstop destinations: Atlanta; Chicago-Midway; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, and Raleigh/Durham.
NEWS
March 29, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bishop of the Trenton Diocese says he will not reconsider his decision this month to shutter the 150-year-old St. Mary School in Bordentown. But the school's supporters are mobilizing and won't rule out the possibility of an appeal to keep it open. "If we have enough of a groundswell . . . from the community, we're willing to move forward," said David Burden, who heads the Save St. Mary Committee, a coalition of parents, teachers, alumni, and others. He wants supporters to petition the diocese for a reversal of the bishop's decision.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Federal Aviation Administration released a final list Friday of 149 air-traffic-control towers at small airports nationwide that will close beginning April 7 due to federal budget cuts. The closures, including at Trenton-Mercer Airport and in Pennsylvania at Harrisburg, Latrobe, and Lancaster, will not shut down the airports, because pilots are trained to land and take off by communicating on a common radio frequency without ground controllers. Frontier Airlines flies from Trenton to four Florida cities and New Orleans.
SPORTS
March 19, 2013
Boys' Basketball TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FINAL Roselle Cath. vs. St. Joseph-Metuchen at Trenton, 8 Girls' Basketball TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FINAL Rancocas Valley vs. Shabazz at Trenton, 6:30 Ice Hockey FLYERS CUP AA FINAL Cherokee vs. Parkland at Warwick, 7:30
BUSINESS
March 15, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
N.J. lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno announced a $2.5 million state grant for Trenton-Mercer Airport to upgrade a taxiway, part of a $12 million project that will include paving, grading, installing lights and other improvements. Mercer County will contribute $132,000 and is seeking grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for the balance. Denver-based Frontier Airlines is making Trenton-Mercer its northeast base, with nonstop service now to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, Fla. and New Orleans.
NEWS
March 13, 2013 | By Joelle Farrell, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - New Jersey would toughen penalties against those who possess or distribute child pornography under a bill approved unanimously Monday by a Senate committee. Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa worked with lawmakers to write the bill, which would require large-scale pornography distributors to serve a mandatory minimum sentence of at least five years and forbid early release from prison for certain offenders. The bill also would allow a judge to impose lifetime parole supervision, if a prosecutor requested it, for child pornography offenders.
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