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June 2010
The Star Ledger: Life and hope beyond dilapidated complex - Miller Homes to be demolished

TRENTON - Looking up through the hot morning glare, state Sen. Shirley Turner pointed at the western tower of the dilapidated Miller Homes and recalled apartment 611, where she lived 35 years ago.

Northjersey.com: Post office to be named in honor of fallen Marine

The New Jersey State Senate unanimously passed a resolution last week to rename the post office building at 216 Westwood Ave. after Christopher Hrbek, a Marine Sergeant from Westwood who was killed in Afghanistan on Jan. 14.

Empower Her : Video of Brooke Shields, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, and Mothers Celebrating the Passage of The MOTHERS Act

The passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act was an historic and pivotal moment in women's health history in the United States. Brooke Shields was one of very few celebrities who was not only willing to publicly share her experiences, but join advocates as they fought for this life-saving bill.

The Record: Transit help

WHEN NJ Transit was forced to tighten its budgetary belt last month, through exorbitant fare hikes and slashed services, those hardest hit were those who could least afford the changes: working-class New Jerseyans who depend on the bus or the train to make it to their jobs, poor people who cannot afford to drive, and the elderly and disabled who have no other form of reliable transportation.

May 2010
The Record: Riverdale fire department gains funding

Riverdale is among the local municipalities slated to gain funds under Department of Homeland Security competitive grants for fiscal year 2009, New Jersey's Senate representatives recently announced.

Cliffside Park Citizen: Fire Department receives grant for new vehicle

CLIFFSIDE PARK - The Cliffside Park Volunteer Fire Department received $675,000 in federal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The amount was the most received by any fire department, according to New Jersey Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez.

Asbury Park Press : Fort Monmouth plans raise concerns

A meeting held earlier this week among New Jersey federal leaders and the Secretary of the Army has some local officials concerned that major decisions are being made about the future of Fort Monmouth without consulting those most immediately affected.

My Central Jersey.com : Obama cancels Virginia offshore drilling lease

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is canceling a proposed offshore drilling lease sale in Virginia.

Daily Record : Obama says no to offshore drilling along Virginia

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Thursday he's nixing plans to sell offshore oil and natural gas leases along the Virginia coast.

US News and World Report : Senators Detail Economic Impact of Oil Spill

An estimated 12,000 to 19,000 barrels of oil per day is currently spilling into the Gulf Coast, according to a study released today by the National Incident Command's Flow Rate Technical Group. Those numbers gave some Democratic lawmakers ammunition to fire at the oil companies. [See who gets the most money from the oil industry.]

The Jersey Journal: U.S. Sen. Menendez honored at Hoboken University Medical Center gala

A politician took the top honor at the Hoboken University Medical Center Foundation's annual celebration last Friday.

The Hill : Lautenberg, Menendez are pumped for 2014 Superbowl in New Jersey

The National Football League made the unusual decision Tuesday of awarding the 2014 Super Bowl to the Meadowlands sports arena in New Jersey, but Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) couldn't be more excited.

Obama Administration Supports Lifting Liability Cap for 'Future' Oil Spills

The Obama administration maintains there should be no limit on oil companies' spill liability, but a top Justice Department official said it is not proposing to change the $75 million limit on BP PLC's Gulf of Mexico spill because the company has pledged to pay all legitimate claims.

The Star Ledger: U.S. Sens. Lautenberg, Menendez propose $125M in aid to reverse NJ Transit fare hikes

TRENTON  — Since the start of last year, 84 percent of public transit systems in America have either hiked fares, slashed service or are considering one of the two.

Reuters: Public transit would get $2 bln in US Senate bill

WASHINGTON - A group of U.S. Senators, including Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, on Tuesday introduced a bill that would send $2 billion to public transportation agencies across the country to help with operating costs. "Emphasizing mass transit helps rebuild our economy through lower commuting costs, new jobs and cleaner air," said New Jersey's Robert Menendez, who co-authored the legislation, in a statement.

NBC New York: East Rutherford, N.J.: Home of the 2014 Super Bowl

Sometimes a "Snow Bowl's" chance in hell is enough.

The New Meadowlands Stadium has been selected as the first Super Bowl host site that's neither in a warm weather city nor under a dome.  Take that, Florida.  Cold weather be damned,  the biggest game in the world is going to be played in the greatest city in the world.

Cherry Hill in New Jersey: Sustainable Cherry Hill Receives EPA Quality Award in NYC

In President Barack Obama’s statement marking the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day in the United States he said, “As we continue to tackle our environmental challenges, it’s clear change won’t come from Washington alone. It will come from Americans across the country, who takes steps in their own homes and their own communities to make that change happen. “

Jersey City getting $600,000 from feds to make toxic former junkyards safe for park use

The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency is getting $600,000 in federal funds to clean up Berry Lane Park.

Women eNews: Mother's Helpers Hidden Inside Health Reform

A recent online discussion explored further and possibly worse miseries.

One woman wrote of having to pump in an empty room with no lock, no chair, one eye-level plug and the occasional intruder bursting in.

Groups push Senate for higher broker standard

NEW YORK - A group of regulators and consumer advocates is supporting a proposed amendment to the Senate's financial reform bill that would require brokers to adopt a higher fiduciary standard.

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