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Stop-and-Frisk Rate Higher in Newark than NYC

A new report by the ACLU found that, on average, 91 out of every 1,000 residents in Newark were stopped by police in the second half of 2013. In New York City, that figure was eight out of 1,000. See how those numbers break down by race.

Sweeney Reverses Stand on Gun-Control Measure

New Jersey lawmakers are trying once again to reduce the number of bullets a gun magazine can hold - from 15 to 10.

Christie Rebuffs Reporters as Questions About his Port Chief Mount

More potential conflicts of interest have surfaced for Port Authority Chairman David Samson.

Christie Relations With Press Get Frosty

Maybe it means the scandal-plagued governor is back to his old self. Maybe it means he's cracking under the pressure. Either way, Chris Christie has had a number of dicey encounters over the last week.

NJ Muslim Community Upset by Surveillance Ruling

The ruling that it was not unconstitutional for the NYPD to spy on Muslims in New Jersey has some in the Muslim community feeling uncomfortable.

Christie Heckled at Shore Town Hall and Still Wins Over Crowd

Embattled by scandal and blamed for a slow Sandy recovery, Gov. Christie returned to a forum that he has tapped for populist strength during the first years of his governorship: The town hall meeting.

At a VFW hall in Port Monmouth, near the Shore so devastated by Sandy, Christie began ...

Bridgegate Heads To Court

Legislators are trying to force top Christie staffers to disclose what the governor knew about the lane closures, and when.

Snow Piles On the Hardship in Low-Income Neighborhoods

With more than double the snowfall average this winter, those in low-income neighborhoods say the snow and the cold are significantly impacting their lives.

Severe Weather Online

Another snowy week in New Jersey is coming to a close. So we thought we'd check in on some of the local weather news sites in the state - sites that a lot of residents have really come to rely on. Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair ...

Pre-K Lessons From Across the Hudson

The education commissioner of New Jersey, where there's been universal pre-k in some districts for more than a decade, has cautionary words for the mayor of New York City: Pre-k is a long game; it won't come fast.

Amid Criticism, NJ Quietly Firing 2nd Sandy Contractor

The firing is reminiscent of the situation of HGI, the biggest Sandy contractor, which was secretly fired in December.

NJ Scandals Taking Toll on Governance?

It may be hard for some in the Christie administration to do their jobs, when they're so concerned about keeping them.

Subpoenas Go Far Beyond Bridgegate

This is no longer just an investigation into the cause of a traffic jam.

New subpoenas issued to 18 people and entities as part of the New Jersey Legislature's investigation into George Washington Bridge lane closures investigation seek information far beyond the names of those who cooked up the September ...

Finally, a Bit of Good News for Christie

After more than a month of relentless news stories about abuse-of-power scandals plaguing the Christie administration, the governor got three bits of good news on Tuesday.

Many opportunities for Samson to advance his own business interests while doing the public’s business.

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New Bridgegate Subpoenas Probe Christie Chopper

18 new subpoenas from the special New Jersey legislative committee investigating Chris Christie's involvement in lane closures at the George Washington Bridge include one to the state police aviation unit, which indicates Democrats are examining the governor's helicopter rides.

Top 10 New Jersey Towns Receiving Flood Insurance Payouts Since 1978

FEMA has distributed $5.4 billion in the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Botched Process Denied NJ Residents Millions in Sandy Relief

Three-quarters of all those who appealed denial of federal Sandy aid from two popular housing assistance programs administered by the state of New Jersey wound up winning their appeals, raising new questions about the distribution of the funds.

Christie Escapes NJ, But Finds Little Love in TX

His relevance for 2016 may be in doubt, but with 36 governors races on this year's ballots, Chris Christie matters very much in 2014.  As chair of the Republican Governors Association, Christie leads the group charged with raising money for the GOP's gubernatorial candidates and getting them elected to office.

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On the Waterfront: Bribery, Extortion and Corruption in Hoboken

A 40-story apartment complex in exchange for Sandy aid? That's the way they roll in this New Jersey city.