The Foundation for Newark’s Future, the organization created to distribute Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark schools, hasn't exactly set the world ablaze.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is waging a spirited campaign for re-election, despite holding an 18-point lead in the polls. He has more money and more name recognition than Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. But Kyrillos has his ace in the hole.
It is touted as a historic agreement, one that will remake how Newark teachers are judged and paid -- one that may even serve as a model for other school districts around the country.
Before World War II, Newark, N.J., was a cultural hub. The city’s trying to recapture that legacy with a new jazz festival taking place this week.
Two years in the making — two very public years, thanks to Facebook — and the Newark teachers union has reached a preliminary agreement with the Christie administration for a new contract that will include bonus pay and an unprecedented role for teachers to police and evaluate their peers.
New Jersey Democrats have been telling reporters for months that their best shot at picking up a seat in the House of Representatives is in the state's 3rd Congressional District that includes portions of much of Ocean and almost all off Burlington County.
Analysts, developers, and academicians all saw hopeful signs, however faint, for New Jersey’s economy and housing market, but told a state conference in Atlantic City that the highly suburbanized state is poorly adjusted for longer-term changes.
New Jersey health officials have linked two more fungal meningitis cases to a nationwide outbreak caused by a potentially tainted medication.
Few dispute the notion that New Jersey needs to expand efforts to usher in a new era of cleaner vehicles, a step advocates say will improve air quality and potentially create tens of thousands of well-paying, green jobs.
The owner of New Jersey's largest estate winery would like to do it. So would the mayor of Princeton Township. But so far, the only person to open a distillery in post-Prohibition New Jersey is James Yoakum. The 27-year-old Philadelphia real estate broker is waiting final approval to start legally making his Petty's Island Rum and other spirits in a former garage in downtown Camden.
Comic book guru Kevin Smith, a New Jersey native whose new TV “Comic Book Men” is set in the state, said growing up in the Garden State emboldened him to push himself artistically.
In a step angering officials in New Jersey and Maryland, the regional operator of the nation’s largest power grid is moving to adopt rules that the states say will make it tougher for them to subsidize the new power plants needed to increase reliability and lower costs for consumers.
Yet even as nurses assume greater responsibilities, the nursing profession is in a double bind. Many older nurses are looking to retire; according to a recent survey they'll do just that when the economy rebounds. Meanwhile, their replacements will likely be in short supply. But the key obstacle to filling the demand is not lack of nursing applicants or potentially qualified candidates — it is a lack of available training.
The Romney campaign has turned to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to headline at least five campaign events in 24 hours in the key battleground state of Ohio.
The majority of New Jersey voters back President Barack Obama's health care reforms and hope that the state expands Medicare, according to a new WNYC/Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
After graduating from Cornell University with an ecology degree, Jess Niederer ditched the research lab in favor of a new workspace: New Jersey farmland.
Gov. Chris Christie blasted both political parties on Tuesday for "failed leadership" when it comes to America's cities.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been tapped to lead the Republican Governors Association.
Governors around the country are deliberating whether to opt in to the Affordable Care Act, including Gov. Chris Christie. The outcome of next month's election could factor into Christie's decision, and make the difference for millions of health care consumers in our area.
Heroin use is on the rise among New Jersey’s youth, particularly in suburban areas.