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Christie Holds Town Hall Event in Belmar

by Associated Press

Gage Skidmore, Flickr

Gov. Chris Christie was greeted by a smattering of protesters during his latest summertime talk with residents in New Jersey's beach communities.

   During a town hall-style event staged Wednesday in Belmar, Christie was interrupted by audience members angry that his administration has never held one of the events in the city of Newark. Others held signs and wore shirts protesting the Republican governor's call for new pension and benefit cuts.

Fixes Promised for NYC Bus Terminal

by Associated Press
Port Authority Bus Terminal

Harald, flickr

A replacement for the aging and outdated Port Authority Bus Terminal may be a decade or more away, but officials at the agency said Wednesday they plan to improve commuters' daily experience with a series of smaller measures while rethinking a long-term capital plan to include a new facility.

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.

Wi-Fi Planned for Metro Airports

by Associated Press
LaGuardia Airport.

Patrick Nouhailler, Flickr

Free Wi-Fi is closer to coming to the New York City area's major airports.

   The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to vote Wednesday on a plan to offer free access at Newark, Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, to a point. The proposal cleared a committee on Wednesday morning.

   Wi-Fi would be free for 30 minutes, then travelers would have to pay $7.95 for the day.

   It currently costs passengers $4.95 an hour or $7.95 for 24 hours to access the Internet at the airports.

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