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Hoffa Search Leads Back to the King of Con

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Newark NJ, the FBI confirmed Friday it searched a former landfill site under the Pulaski Skyway late last month, though a spokesperson for the Detroit field office, which has been leading the decades-long investigation into the disappearance of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, said she couldn’t speak further because the affidavit is sealed.

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Former U.S. Attorney former Governor Chris Christie Once Prosecuted , “The King of Con”

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Thomas Giacomaro aka The King of Con with Co-Author Natasha Stoynoff

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Saddle River NJ, the recent post of Chis Christie’s book signing at Bookends in Ridgewood brought to mind the former governor’s life as a U.S. Attorney. Christie prosecuted Thomas Giacomaro aka The King of Con.
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Human Bones Discovered in Teaneck During Front yard Excavation Project

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Teaneck NJ,  a front yard construction project was immediately called to a halt in Teaneck  when workers discovered  human bones .The Teaneck Police Department said the remains were discovered at 139 Van Arsdale Place while the homeowner was having part of the front yard excavated to install a new drainage system.

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N.J. unions seek control of own pension plan

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Updated: MARCH 12, 2017 — 5:00 AM EDT

by Andrew Seidman, Trenton Bureau  @AndrewSeidman |  ASeidman@phillynews.com

TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers are considering relinquishing management of the pension plan for police and firefighters from the state to the unions that represent them. Public workers have been complaining for years that the state relies too heavily on investments in hedge funds and other so-called alternative investments.

Now, Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) is effectively saying: Fine, you give it a try. And most of the unions are embracing the challenge.

“It’s my pension. I need to wake up and see it’s being cared for, that it’s being invested smartly,” Patrick Colligan, president of the Policemen’s Benevolent Association, said during a Senate Budget Committee hearing Thursday. “And we can’t, respectfully, count on the State of New Jersey to do that anymore.”

The committee advanced the legislation on a 10-1 vote, with two abstentions, and it is expected to head to the full Senate for a vote Monday. The bill has not been introduced in the Assembly.

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