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Lawmakers tout tax incentives during Burlington Coat Factory groundbreaking

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FLORENCE — Burlington Coat Factories executives and state lawmakers wielded golden shovels Friday as they broke ground on a new 215,000-square-foot corporate headquarters to rise next to the retailer’s current building and warehouse off Route 130.

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NJ gun restrictions await action by Senate

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New Jersey lawmakers have proposed similar gun control measures to those signed into law in Connecticut Thursday, but their progress through the state Legislature appears to have slowed.

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Requiring Home Inspectors to Pass a Background Check Will Provide Added Safety

Assemblyman Troy Singleton and Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. recently sponsored legislation requiring any person licensed, or attempting to receive licensing, in order to conduct property assessments, to receive an extensive criminal history check before beginning employment. This legislation was approved by an assembly board soon after.

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NJ Assembly approves Moose's Law

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TRENTON — Moose’s Law was approved Thursday by the New Jersey Assembly, bringing it one step closer to adoption.

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VFW honors longtime member

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WILLINGBORO — Levittown Memorial VFW Post 4914 has consumed more than half of Bill Miller’s years and nearly all of his heart.

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Competing bills would give more tax money to NJ municipalities

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TRENTON — State lawmakers largely agree that the state should return more of the money it collects in lieu of property taxes from utility and energy companies.

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In battle between Christie and Oliver, poor school kids are the losers

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If you want to blow up a conversation in America, here’s a simple recipe that works every time: Criticize members of the opposite race, add a dash of personal insult, and wait for the explosion.

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Music, food and philanthropy: Pemberton Township fire victims get help from Florence bar

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FLORENCE — A fire may have claimed the homes and possessions of 14 Pemberton Township residents two weeks ago, but it couldn’t make a dent in a generous and determined community.

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Bill Opens Debate on Ultrasound Scans for Breast Cancer

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Radiologists, obstetricians split on need for follow-up screening if mammograms reveal high-density breast tissue

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Bill requiring home inspectors to undergo background checks advances

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TRENTON — Legislation to make home inspectors undergo criminal background checks was advanced Thursday by the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee.

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