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New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Report: Retired NJ State Employees ‘Gaming The System’ With Double-Dipping

According to an investigation by Mark Lagerkvist of New Jersey Watchdog, a news website devoted to public service journalism, 22 retired state police currently earn a pension and a salary.

04/02/2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Vice President Joe Biden (file / credits: Alex Wong/Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Truth About Buying Guns

With the the renewed debate over gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacre, we’re continuing to look at the rhetoric.

03/22/2013

People look at the remains of a car bomb explosion near the fortified "Green Zone" in the Capital Baghdad, on March 19, 2013. (credit: SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq War Veteran Reflects As 10th Anniversary Of Invasion Is Met With Bloodshed

Roland Tomforde was a Marine Captain driving into Iraq exactly ten years ago.

03/19/2013

Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

New Jersey Committee Advances Ban On ‘Conversion Therapy’

The Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens committee’s vote on Monday moves the bill to the full Senate.

03/18/2013

A man listens to an iPod  player through earphones (Photo Illustration by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Cranked-Up Earbuds Next On Mayor Bloomberg’s Health Hit List

After launching campaigns against the Big Gulp, “big” salt and “big” junk food, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is embarking on a new target.

03/06/2013

Teacher, Meat, and the LaGuardia Airport control tower (credits: clipart.com, clipart.com, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes Effect

Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.

03/01/2013

30 Rockefeller Plaza with the GE sign atop it (credit: Thomas Rinaldi)

Change Might Come To ‘GE’ Sign Atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza

The famous red GE sign on top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (which has since 1988 been called the GE Building) could turned off or changed to Comcast.

02/27/2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: #Obamaquester

That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.

02/22/2013

The boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J., wrecked by superstorm Sandy - Nov. 16, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Work Begins On Rebuilding Of Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Heavy equipment began drilling holes in the sand and pounding pilings into the ground today. It’s the first phase of a project that could ultimately cost $6 million to $7 million.

02/15/2013

A man works to repair the roof of a church in New Dorp, Staten Island that was damaged by superstorm Sandy - Jan. 4, 2013 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

U.S. House Passes Sandy House Of Worship Aid Bill

The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill to allow houses of worship damaged by Superstorm Sandy to receive federal disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

02/13/2013

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address - Feb.12, 2013 (credit: Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Fact Check Wednesday: The State Of The Union

“We did a lot of fact checking, but actually we wound up writing about very little,” factcheck.org’s Eugene Kieley told WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot.

02/13/2013

FILE - President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Newtown Teacher, NYU Nurse To Sit With First Lady During State Of The Union Address

The women are among nearly two dozen people invited by the White House to attend the State Of The Union address.

02/12/2013

FILE - US Postal Service letter carrier Anthony Ow sorts through mail in the back of his delivery truck. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Postal Service To Cut Saturday Mail To Trim Costs

In an announcement Wednesday, postmaster general and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe said the Saturday mail cutback will begin the week of Aug. 5.

02/06/2013

Fireworks explode at the stroke of midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Audiofile: January – The Month In Sound

This was also the month that Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping to become a cycling champion. Also in sports and due, at least in part, to the cloud cast by performance-enhancing drugs, no one was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

01/31/2013

Stethoscope (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Strain Of ‘Enormously Infectious’ Stomach Bug Arrives

People are starting to feel cramping and other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

01/29/2013

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