N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Speech Disrupted By NY Budget Protesters

Cuomo was speaking at the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators annual dinner when Democratic Councilman Charles Barron walked to the front of the Albany Convention center, shouting “Shame on you.”


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Other Districts Follow NYC’s Move To End Teacher Seniority

If the effort is successful, districts would base any layoffs, in part, on the quality of a teacher’s work. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been aggressively campaigning for the change.


NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Proposed NYC Education Changes Draw Mixed Reactions

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames cuts in education funding for the move.


N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Future Of NY Schools, Teachers On Line In Budget

Tuesday’s budget hearing in Albany will set the course for some of the year’s most heated confrontations between the popular new governor and the Legislature.


U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (credit: AP)

Camden, Atlantic City Fire Departments Get Money

U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced that the cities’ fire departments have been awarded grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


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NJ Lawmakers Gauge Layoffs’ Effect On Safety

The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has invited several speakers to address a recent spike in violent crime.


N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo Strikes First At NY Special Interests

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made the first strike in the fight over his budget proposal with an attack on the special interests that will try to get the Legislature to block his spending cuts.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at his inauguration - Albany, NY - Jan 1, 2011 - Photo: Nathaniel Brooks-Pool/Getty Images

Analysis: Cuomo Expected To Threaten Layoffs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s firm yet vague threat to lay off thousands of state workers as part of the budget he’ll present Tuesday has employees and their families shaking.


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Police Union Leaders Point Blame At J.C. Official

The rank and file were supposed to vote on the proposal to avoid layoffs next week, but comments from business administrator Jack Kelly may have derailed that.


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Deal Reached To Avoid Jersey City Police Layoffs

The mayor of New Jersey’s second-largest city and the head of its police union say they’ve reached an agreement to avert the layoff of 82 police officers.



Sony To Shut Down CD Plant In N.J.

Sony spokeswoman Mami Imada said Tuesday the plant closure in New Jersey was due to declining CD sales as more people opt to buy music digitally.


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Deep Layoffs Take Effect In Struggling N.J. City

Deep layoffs began in Camden Tuesday. Up to one-fourth of the city government’s workforce is expected to lose their jobs.


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Camden Braces For Deep Police, Fire Cuts

Exactly how many jobs are eliminated depends partly on whether public workers’ unions make last-minute concessions.


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Camden Library Workers Get Layoff Notices

Camden County plans to take over the Ferry Avenue Branch. The main branch downtown could be closed and replaced with a space carved out of Rutgers University’s Robeson Library.


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Union Claims Paterson Added Top Aides Amid Layoffs

The Civil Service Employees Association released the data from a state Freedom of Information request made to the Paterson administration.