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Astorino Wants an Anti-Common Core Ballot Line in New York

by Associated Press
Student with teacher.

Shane Global, Flickr

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says critics of New York's new educational standards should be able to voice their concerns by voting on a new ballot line called "Stop Common Core."

   Astorino says Tuesday that petitions are circulating to add the line to the fall ballot. He says the line would let voters know which candidates oppose the standards, which have been criticized by teachers and parents.

Governor Malloy: Connecticut Can Fund Transportation For a Month

by Associated Press
New Haven Metro North Stop.

Christopher Roever, Flickr

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut can cover the cost of various ongoing transportation projects on its own for about a month.

   But if a deal isn't reached in Washington to address a shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund, he said Thursday the state cannot go out to bid with 85 projects planned for next year. The list includes highway, mass transit and rail improvements, such as replacement of catenary wires along the New Haven Line.

One of the Final Sandy Damaged Boardwalks Open

by Associated Press
Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Doug Kerr, Flickr 

One of New Jersey's last boardwalks destroyed by Superstorm Sandy has reopened.

   Gov. Chris Christie was on hand Thursday, saying the Ocean Grove boardwalk marks the close of another chapter in the Jersey shore's recovery.

   The religious association in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township got turned down twice by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for repair money before prevailing on the third try.

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