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The Courier-Post has covered the New Jersey since before it was built. This section contains stories from the year 1999.

December 1999
  • Rancocas students submit 7,000 signatures on battleship petition
  • Another New York City official objects to putting USS New Jersey in Bayonne
  • Battleship bill pulled from Assembly committee agenda
  • Remember Pearl Harbor --- and our battleship

    November 1999

  • 'Big J' will be backdrop for Dec. 7 ceremony
  • Historian's battleship dream is coming true
  • Board wants 'Big J' to use local businesses
  • Azzolina's apology is appropriate
  • Azzolina apologizes for murder comment
  • Maintenance work begins on battleship
  • South Jersey salutes 'Big J' in tumultuous homecoming
  • Sea Victory earns medal for bravery
  • USS New Jersey comes home today
  • First to greet battleship do so with awe and reverence
  • 97-year-old tug boat Jupiter will greet USS New Jersey Thursday
  • Azzolina calls Camden 'murder capital'
  • Pomp, circumstance will greet battleship on its homecoming
  • New Jersey will arrive Thursday
  • Merchants gearing up for arrival of `Big J'
  • Firepower for freedom - A look at the weapons systems of the USS New Jersey
  • Ship makes her final journey home
  • Retired workers are eager to see ship they helped build
  • `I looked and said, `My God, I never saw a ship that big''
  • Ship was setting for tea service
  • What memories are made of: 4-year-old girl gets to see ship
  • Shiny new riverfront awaits the arrival of a centerpiece
  • Residents can watch ship move up river in several area parks
  • Old vessels find new homes in the water and on the land
  • Riverton students hope to give the battleship a special greeting
  • Model ships make comeback as vessel returns to her home
  • Navy veterans and friends join to try to bring ship to Camden
  • Retiree hopes to see ship again
  • Ailing tugboat could be back to towing ship by weeks end

    October 1999

  • Easing ship into berth a lesson in finesse
  • Tug trouble slows ship's trip
  • USS New Jersey poised to enter Caribbean today
  • Battleship halfway through Canal
  • Passengers impressed by canal voyage
  • Hughes thrilled to be on `Big
  • Whitman, officials tour battleship
  • 'Big J' enters Panama Canal
  • Sight of battleship awes South Jersey residents
  • State leaders, veterans to greet battleship in Panama this weekend
  • Battleship nears Panama Canal for a final time
  • Panama Canal's locks are a product of ingenuity
  • Dignitaries to give ship a proper send-off
  • N.Y. museum director says ship shouldn't be berthed in Bayonne
  • Navy's got another reason to award 'Big J' to Camden
  • Bayonne battleship site lacks crucial approval

    September 1999

  • No, duh ... In North vs. South, we can't win war of numbers
  • Survey: Residents favor Bayonne for USS New Jersey
  • Camden should be the only place to seat the mighty warrior of the seas
  • Never mind its final berth, 'Big J' on way home, at last
  • Battleship starts journey home
  • Skipper set to bring battleship home
  • USS New Jersey's past and future honored
  • Will battleship end up in South Jersey?
  • Navy veterans lead effort to bring ship to Camden
  • Lawmaker fights to get ship berthed in North Jersey
  • Big 'J' is coming home
  • Navy Executive from NJ instrumental in naming of battleship
  • Ship's passage can be monitored on Internet
  • Original battleship New Jersey was in Great White Fleet

    July 1999

  • Camden site will be readied for battleship, just in case
  • Camco freeholders decide not to sue ship commission
  • Ship a step closer to home

    June 1999

  • Congressmen tell Navy to bring USS New Jersey to Camden

    May 1999

  • Speaker's action quashes bill on USS New Jersey
  • Bill could put battleship in Bayonne
  • Whitman now neutral on site for battleship
  • S. Jersey battleship plan filed with Navy

    March 1999

  • State shifts control of USS New Jersey

    February 1999

  • USS New Jersey coming to region
  • More funds raised for battleship
  • Bayonne, Jersey City join forces to get battleship

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