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Marking Time: Exhibit Shows Prison-Made Art

From a miniature camper van made out of soda cans to abstract paintings, a Rutgers University exhibit showcases the work of inmate artists.

Stabbing of NJ Welfare Worker Shines Spotlight on Police Cuts

The stabbing of a state case worker in Camden is raising questions about the Christie Administration's decision to remove police officers from New Jersey's welfare offices.

There But for the Grace of God Goes Christie

Three years ago, Gov. Christie’s religion was “none of your business.” Now, with a presidential campaign in sight, the governor is clapping in the pews and regularly talking about God.

Booker Gets More from Wall Street Than Any Member of Congress

Sen. Booker received $1.87 million from the securities and investment industry, making him the top recipient of Wall Street money and six other industries this election cycle.

Speed Bump Ahead? Christie's Road to White House

If his foul mouth or Bridgegate doesn't get him, the Jersey Comeback that never was might.

How Christie Will Rely on Mouth, Money & Moxie To Run For President

We learned three things about Chris Christie this past year: He can raise oodles of money. He is tireless. And voters love his sharp tongue.

Gov. Christie Considers Proposals to Save Atlantic City

A controversial move used by Detroit is among the choices the New Jersey Governor is considering.

How to Stop Atlantic City From Becoming the Next Detroit

Ahead of a Wednesday summit on the future of Atlantic City, Senate President Steve Sweeney shared a proposal to lower the city's property taxes, up 53 percent in two years.

Obamacare's Latino Problem

In Newark's North Ward, Latinos balked at Obamacare enrollment for fear it meant outing undocumented family members. But if the ACA is to succeed, it needs them to sign up.

Obamacare Saved My Life. Then I Got the Bill.

For people with expensive, chronic conditions, ACA enrollment often comes with unexpected sticker shock. 

New Jersey's Obamacare Limbo

Tens of thousands of Newark’s poor have applied for Medicaid since the ACA launched a year ago. Now if only someone would approve their applications.

Christie's Super Tuesday, By the Numbers

Gov. Chris Christie wasn't on the ballot yesterday, but he is a face of the GOP wave. Here's why.

Cory Booker Sails to Victory

He'll return for his first full, six-year term after beating out Republican Jeff Bell and outspending him more than $17 million to $400,000 this election cycle. 

Christie's New Hampshire Dress Rehearsal

Chris Christie made a push to win New Hampshire Monday -- for three Republicans, including, perhaps, himself.

Chris Christie, GOP Mercenary

Here are seven partisan battles Gov. Chris Christie waged this campaign season on behalf of the Republican Party. Guess which ones he really believes in?

Taking On Cory Booker

Jeff Bell just moved back to NJ after 31 years away. On Tuesday, he’ll be up against one of the most deep-pocketed politicians in the state. Does the social conservative stand a chance?

Learning to Love the Entirely Inadequate but Completely Indispensable Disaster Industry

Huge storms like Katrina and Sandy are here to stay; the firms that manage recoveries should be, too. But if this is going to work, five big things need to change.

Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned.

Bucking National Trend, GOP Districts in NJ Might Go Blue

Forecasters are predicting gains for Republicans in both the House and the Senate. But in New Jersey, Democratic candidates are making a strong challenge for two open GOP seats.

Chris Christie's Quarantine Quagmire Is Over (for now)

After a weekend of confusion and mixed signals, the quarantined nurse is sent home.