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Hometown News Calendar for Week of August 10, 2014

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Concert Café Series. 7 p.m. Fri. Branin Road, accousitical roots-folk and bluegrass; Aug 22. The Lost in Brunswick Trio, classic rock. Bring a lawn chair. Village of Taunton Forge, Tuckerton Rd and Taunton Blvd, Medford. Free. villageoftauntonforge.com

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Bordentown City farmers market celebrates agriculture

BORDENTOWN CITY — Better known for its turnpike and rocker Bruce Springsteen, New Jersey still has a healthy farming community.

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WEST WINDSOR: Council opposes bill requiring release of bidders names

WEST WINDSOR — The Township Council approved a resolution opposing a bill that would require releasing the names of those who received bid documents once more than two of those packets have been requested and distributed.

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Farmers Market Week

Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher stopped by the Bordentown City Farmer's Market in recognition of National and State Farmer's Market Week.

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Christie calls for action on bail reform; Assembly schedules Monday vote

TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers heeded Gov. Chris Christie’s order to return to the Statehouse, and they listened to him argue for immediate action on bail reforms he said are long overdue.

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Christie calls for special legislative session to pass bail reform

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has ordered both chambers of the New Jersey Legislature to convene Thursday to consider reforming the state’s bail system in time to meet a constitutional deadline next week.

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Department of Agriculture releases farmland assessment guidelines

TRENTON — New Jersey farmers learned this week about the new standards and guidelines they will have to meet to qualify for the state’s lucrative farmland tax break.

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Report: NJ solar bailout working, for now

TRENTON — A 2012 law that rescued New Jersey’s solar industry from collapse succeeded in stabilizing the market for solar power, but more volatility could develop in the next few years, according to a new state Board of Public Utilities report.

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Lawyers, divorced residents weigh pros, cons of N.J. alimony reform bill on Christie's desk

West Windsor lawyer Grace Dennigan has seen men and women come into her office during a difficult divorce with hopes of leaving with a settlement that gives them the financial support they need.

But proposed legislation that is currently awaiting Gov. Christie’s signature could deny many people that hope, she said, as the new law would reduce the length of time that New Jersey residents who get divorced will have to pay alimony.

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Lack of funding stalls Gov. Christie's plan for more class time

Jazzir Page puts his crayon down when he hears his teacher, Jasmyn Ledford, ask for attention.

“One, two, three, eyes on me,” Ledford tells Jazzir and the other 5-year-olds in her basement classroom.

“One, two, eyes on you,” they chirp in response.

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