New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday batted down criticism from Democrats who've raised alarms about the rise in unemployment and decline of tax revenue in the state.
New Jersey's unemployment rate jumped from 9.6 to 9.8 percent in July, a level not seen since the 1970s according to the state's Department of Labor. The latest number is being used by Democrats to counter Gov. Chris Christie's claim the state is on a "comeback."
They supermarket debate of paper vs. plastic could get complicated, and costly. Seven bills currently pending in the New Jersey Legislature call for a ban or fees on plastic grocery bags.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision to choose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate limits Christie’s options for a future presidential run and immediately shifts the focus in New Jersey to Christie’s 2013 gubernatorial reelection campaign.
A gritty New Brunswick, N.J, rock club, which shuttered in January, is getting ready for an encore.
Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto of a financial disclosure bill for hospitals has healthcare advocates up in arms -- and doubting his public stand on transparency. They say the proposed transparency requirements are necessary to ensure that for-profit hospitals do not operate under a veil of secrecy that could endanger patients and workers by putting profit before both.
A judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by the New York Giants and New York Jets to halt a megamall in New Jersey's Meadowlands, though the teams can still file legal challenges.
Municipalities should not be forced to surrender their affordable housing funds to the state until the Council on Affordable Housing meets and makes decisions on how to move forward, said members of the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee yesterday. The hearing was to discuss the Christie administration's demand that the money previously set aside to build local housing should be returned to the state's coffers.
The line of customers, almost all of them Filipino immigrants, snaked out the door at the Jollibee fast food restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey. It was opening day, and everyone was there for a taste of home.
Jollibee is a Filipino fast food chain that’s so beloved by Filipino immigrants that its list of overseas locations reads like a map of the Filipino diaspora. There are Jollibees in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Dubai, where large numbers of Filipinos work as drivers, nurses, hotel staff and engineers. In Hong Kong Jollibee serves up its burgers and fries for homesick domestic workers picnicking in the parks on Sundays.
As the Christie administration considers its options for how to improve the lowest of the state’s low-performing schools, it will be leaning heavily on a group out of Washington, D.C., that is finding itself more and more in the education limelight.
With the signing yesterday of New Jersey’s new teacher tenure law, there was the expected fanfare about the stakeholders and bipartisan efforts that went into crafting the final bill.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie denied he has anything to do with a group that has spent $6 million on television advertising in New York and Philadelphia that promotes the governor.
The future of gambling in New Jersey continues to take center stage for industry leaders and lawmakers in Trenton and Washington, D.C. Over the past several months, state and national legislators have drafted more than a dozen bills to expand gaming in the state to include sports betting, gambling via the Internet and mobile apps, and wagering at horsetracks and at special events. Some of these activities are already being implemented at the state level despite violating federal law.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an overhaul to New Jersey's tenure laws.
A 23-year-old judo fighter from New Jersey who was disqualified from the Olympics for pot use was distraught over his suspension, his mother told WNYC.
New Jersey’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly higher than the national average, but the situation is even bleaker in some counties in the state’s northern and southern ends.
Two vicious thunderstorms that slammed New Jersey in the past month are part of a trend that the northeast is experiencing due to global warming, according to a new report released by Environment New Jersey.
Rebecca Soni of Plainsboro, New Jersey, has won a gold medal in the Women's 200m breaststroke at the Olympics on Thursday, and set another world record in the process. Michael Phelps won a gold in the men's 200m individual medley, upping his career record medal haul to a record 20.