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NJ NEWS COMMONS: CHRISTIE SAYS HE SUPPORTS BANNING ABORTIONS AT 20 WEEKS

March 31, 2015

CHRISTIE SAYS HE SUPPORTS BANNING ABORTIONS AT 20 WEEKS
Governor Christie has joined the ranks of the other 13 Republican presidential candidates who have publicly announced their support for a federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, reports NJ.com. The announcement came shortly after a national anti-abortion group called him out for being the only 2016 GOP contender not to take a position on the issue.

RUTGERS, FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON REPORT CYBERATTACKS

Cyberattacks took down Internet connectivity and intercampus communications at Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson over the weekend, highlighting the risks that institutions face as they increase their reliance on online education, reports The Record.

AP: SEN. MENENDEZ'S DOCTOR FRIEND TO BE CHARGED SOON
The Associated Press says federal prosecutors are moving toward charging Dr. Salomon Melgen for his dealings with Senator Bob Menendez, according to a source close to the Justice Department investigation. The investigation has focused on whether Menendez abused his position by doing favors for Dr. Melgen in exchange for flights to and from the Dominican Republic on Melgen's private jet.

REVENUE FORECASTS ALIGN IN RARE STATE BUDGET ECLIPSE
Veteran nonpartisan budget analyst David Rosen says his revenue projections are nearly identical to Governor Christie's for the next fiscal year, reports NJ Spotlight. But state lawmakers still put the state treasurer on the defensive yesterday over property tax relief funding, public-employee pension contributions, and the stability of the transportation trust fund.

MARCH MADNESS: WHEN JOHN MCPHEE WROTE ABOUT BILL BRADLEY
We've got days to go before the Final Four. So kick back, pull out your iPad and read a basketball story about two New Jersey greats whose lives intersected in the 1960's: New Yorker writer John McPhee and hoopster-turned-politician Bill Bradley, who led Princeton to the Final Four in 1965. Via the New York Times.

META JERSEY WINS HACKATHON AT MONTCLAIR STATE
Meta Jersey, a tool to help journalists and others figure out the reasons for town-by-town census shifts in the state, took the top prize in Hack Jersey 2.0, a weekend-long hackathon that took place at Montclair State University over the weekend. The team, led by veteran data journalist Steve Stirling of NJ Advance Media, will win lunch at Google NYC with Jeff Jarvis, author of “What Would Google Do?”, and Daniel Sieberg, head of Media Outreach for the Google News Lab.

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