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Am empty station at an airport control tower (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Politics Of The FAA Furloughs

We couldn’t let today’s news about the FAA furloughs soon coming to an end go by without some fact checking on some things we’ve heard.

04/26/2013

(L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton attend the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Presidential Historian Notes ‘Sense Of Camaraderie’ At Bush Library Dedication

Presidential historian and Kean University professor Terry Golway said time has been kind to the 43rd president as his legacy continues to be fleshed out.

04/25/2013

Cigarette butts in the street (file/credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey: Cigarette Butts Are Most Littered Item

According to the group Legacy, there were 287 billion cigarettes sold in the U.S. in 2011, the most recent year with data available. Of those, seven billion were sold in New York.

04/24/2013

Matheny Medical and Educational Center (credit: Facebook)

Hundreds To Take Part In 16th Annual Miles For Matheny Fundraiser

The 16th annual Miles for Matheny bike, walk and wheelchair race will be held Sunday at Liberty Park in Peapack, N.J.

04/20/2013

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New Jersey’s ‘$100K Club’ Of Retirees Grows 50 Percent In Two Years

It’s perfectly legal, but to some, big pension payouts to public employees are outrageous and unaffordable, and they’re only growing.

04/15/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Background Checks For Gun Buyers

Today we’re focusing on background checks for gun buyers. Are they really in a government registry? If not, would a government registry be created? If not, why not?

04/12/2013

Paige Aiello (credit: Family handout via Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Family: Missing NJ College Student’s Purse, Cell Phone Found Near GWB

Paige Aiello, the captain of the College of New Jersey’s women’s tennis team, was reported missing by her parents on Wednesday.

04/11/2013

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Warm Weather Sparks Brush Fire Worry

Most people probably welcome the warm weather, except, maybe, for some local fire officials worried about the potential for more brush fires.

04/09/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Fact Check Friday: Bloomberg’s Whopper

“For the first time in the history of the world, more people will die from over-eating than under-eating this year,” Bloomberg said. Was the mayor telling truth or serving up a whopper?

04/05/2013

Adult cicadas dry their wings on leaves May 16, 2004 in Reston, Virginia. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Let The Music Play: Cicadas To Invade Tri-State Area For Month-Long Stay

It’s that time again – after a 17-year slumber, cicadas will be making their unwelcome debut in about a month.

04/03/2013

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

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