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All-star lineup

Last week, President Joe Biden became the latest prominent Democratic figure to appear with Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey as he campaigns for reelection. But while the incumbent attracts big-ticket names to the Garden State, challenger Jack Ciattarelli hasn’t been able to bring out any high-profile national figures from the Republican establishment.

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OPINION: Wrong course

Concept For Corruption, Bankruptcy Court, Bail, Crime, Bribing, Fraud, Auction Bidding. Judges or Auctioneer Gavel, Soundboard And Bundle Of Dollar Cash On The Rough Wooden Textured Table Background.

For most of us, if we have a leaky roof or something in our home that needs repair, we save up so that we can fix it. It would be nice if our gas or electric provider would just hand us money for repairs, but that’s just not reality. In a lawsuit over climate change, the city of Hoboken is trying this trick to get money for its own infrastructure projects. By, Michael Thulen Jr. , former president of the Point Pleasant Borough Council.

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The road ahead

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - May 8 2012: New Jersey Transit commuter trains and platform at the Erie Lackawanna rail terminal in Hoboken New Jersey

New Jersey supporters say the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package moving through Congress could bring billions of dollars for the state’s crumbling roads, bridges, rails and tunnels. But many on the transportation side contend the historic infusion of cash means public leaders need to take a hard look at how citizens get around.

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New law will see NJ’s lead pipes replaced over next decade

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka speaks at the Newark Health Department on Aug. 14, 2019

Every community water system throughout New Jersey would have six months to take stock of its lead service lines and replace them within 10 years--the same pipes found in communities like Newark, where hundreds of thousands of students were affected by high levels of the element found in drinking water at the city’s schools.

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Still powerful

Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. - NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY AUTHORITY

Facing resistance to his original $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal, President Joe Biden appears to be closer to achieving a bipartisan compromise on a less-costly $1.2 trillion deal. While lopping nearly 50% off the total funding, the wide-ranging proposal still directs federal money to clean transportation and clean energy initiatives, in addition to lead pipe replacement and other cleanup efforts that a June 24 White House news release says will create more union and other jobs. If it passes, New Jersey could benefit, according to some insiders.

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