The Obama administration's $60.4 billion emergency funding request to Congress last December stated that part of the money for recovery and rebuilding should be used "to help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and coastal flooding, as well as impacts associated with a changing climate."
It also instructed that government officials at all levels should work together "to develop mutually agreed upon assessments of future risks and vulnerabilities facing the region, including extreme weather, sea level rise and coastal flooding, and incorporate these into their recovery planning and implementation."
One year after Sandy, here’s a detailed look at where some of that money has gone, how it’s trickling down to New Jersey, and how portions of it are hopefully being used to make the state safer and more resilient to severe weather along its coast.
Coastal states throughout the region are coming up with strategies to prevent flooding from sea level rise in the next century. Except in New Jersey. And that has planners and environmentalists alarmed.
The first same-sex couples got married in various cities across New Jersey just after the stroke of midnight, Monday. Listen to the ceremonies, cake cutting ... and protesters.
Confused about who can get married in New Jersey when? We break it down for you - with the assistance of Hayley Gorenberg, deputy director at Lambda Legal.
New Jersey’s highest court says same-sex marriages can start in the state on Monday, denying Gov. Chris Christie’s request to postpone gay marriages until the state Supreme Court rules on the governor's appeal.
Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker were together for the first time today since Booker was elected U.S. Senator last night.
The Republican Governor congratulated the mayor... but not before getting a dig in there.
Cory Booker is expected to step down as mayor of Newark within the next 10 days, according to the Newark City Council’s office.
Speaking of his replacement at a groundbreaking ceremony in Newark, Booker said, "Hug the man. He has a lot of work ahead of him in the coming weeks."
Newark Mayor Cory Booker handily won the special election for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey on Wednesday. He beat former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan 55 to 44 percent. Booker will serve the remaining term of the late Frank Lautenberg - that means there are about 15 months before he will face reelection.
To hear New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon speak with WNYC's Soterios Johnson about the election click on the audio player.
Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio host, David Furst, to highlight the work of two local news reporters. One covers the news for the web site, Planet Princeton - the other is a freshman working for the student radio station at Montclair State University.
Over the past couple of weeks, they broke stories that were later picked up around the state. The first has to do with a parking scandal in Princeton. The next involves the heckler who disrupted the second and final debate between governor Christie and State Senator Barbara Buono.
Booker will become the first black senator from New Jersey. He is filling the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Some schools in New Jersey are strikingly segregated, according to two new reports.
Gov. Chris Christie publicly supported granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented students in New Jersey during Tuesday’s debate. And he addressed how he would respond to his children if they ever came to him saying they were gay.
An off day in October, combined with the fact that voters will be back at the polls in three weeks, is expected to tamp down turnout in Wednesday's election for U.S. Senate in New Jersey.
Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey, is continuing to make up ground in some public opinion polls. A poll Monday from Monmouth University found the former mayor of Bogata trailing Democrat Cory Booker by 10 percentage points.
The rollout of the health insurance exchanges is starting to gain momentum in New York, but progress continues to be slow in New Jersey. One state developed its own system - the other outsourced it to the federal government.
About two-thirds of the states, including New Jersey, opted not to develop their own exchange, and the federal system, healthcare.gov, has been consistently overwhelmed since October 1st, with relatively few people able to log in, create accounts, examine different insurance plans and enroll in a plan.
Allegations of corruption in a rural New Jersey Sheriff's office shook the community in Hunterdon County in 2010. The sheriff was accused of not properly conducting background checks on deputies and issuing a fake police ID for a prominent donor to Gov. Chris Christie.
The woman who could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey will hold a debate tonight. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is widely expected to step into the governor's office if Gov. Chris Christie starts running for president.
A state judge refused Thursday to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey until a legal appeal can be settled. But the administration of Republican Gov. Chris Christie immediately sought and was granted a request to file an emergency challenge to the decision.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, 76, passed away in Las Vegas today after recently suffering a stroke, according to Booker's campaign.
The mayor, who is running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, canceled his campaign events for the rest of the day.