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Morning Brief: October 22

by Jeff Coltin
Stage Lights

Ruthanne Reid, flickr

134 years ago today, famous New Jerseyan Thomas Edison tested the first practical light bulb. Tonight, New York City’s two mayoral candidates will be duking it out under the bright lights in their second debate.

Historic New Jersey Court Gets a Makeover

by Kris Venezia, Associated Press
Kids shooting at a basketball hoop

The G-Forcers, flickr 

A historical basketball court in northern New Jersey is getting an upgrade.
 
Officials in East Orange announced plans today to renovate the court at Elmwood Park. East Orange City Spokesman Darryl Jeffries said the goal is to rejuvenate the historical court. 
 
"It will be a comprehensive approach to rekindling a grand and glorious basketball tradition as well as to foster very wholesome fitness related activity," said Jeffries.

Christie: Obama 'Kept Every Promise' on Storm Aid

by Associated Press

PWalter2009, flickr

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Barack Obama "has kept every promise he's made" about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.

Speaking Monday on MSNBC on the 6-month anniversary of the deadly storm, the Republican says presidential politics was the last thing on his mind as he toured storm-devastated areas with the president last fall.

Christie's warm embrace of Obama angered some Republicans, who said it helped tip a close election to the Democrat and away from Mitt Romney, who Christie endorsed.

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