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Hoboken Mayor Zimmer and Her Big Sandy Check

A pot of federal Sandy funds that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer famously alleged to be part of an illegal Gov. Christie shakedown scheme will come to the city after all.

At an event Monday in Little Ferry, notable for Zimmer's absence from the stage and Christie's refusal to take questions, ...

Your Guide to the NJ Primaries

The New Jersey primary features a cakewalk for Cory Booker and a few hotly contested open seats for Congress. 

Bronx Leader Mourns Death of Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Lewis Katz in Plane Crash

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. called Katz a friend and mentor to young people in the Bronx.

8 Heart Attacks Later, N.J. Man Gets Health Insurance

New Jersey is allowing more people to qualify for Medicaid health coverage, and that is raising questions about the cost, capacity and care.

A 40-Year Tradition, One Sunset at a Time

Martin Hume, 93, wanted to honor two friends who died in Word War II. So the veteran started a flag ceremony that takes place every evening of the summer season.

Is the Jersey Shore Ready for Summer?

The first summer after Sandy was tough for many beach towns. As the second begins, the recovery in many places is just getting underway.

How Widespread Is Pay-to-Play in NJ?

An investigation by the website Pando Daily shows possible widespread violations of state and federal pay-to-play laws in New Jersey.

NJ Budget's 'Day of Reckoning' Has Arrived

Chris Christie is hardly the first governor to raid the state's pension fund to plug holes in the budget. But it may be the end of the line for budgeting gimmicks.

Slashing Pension Funding, Christie Abandons Signature Achievement

Facing yet another budget shortfall, New Jersey's governor is cutting pension payments by $2.4 billion, triggering a major confrontation with the Democratic Legislature and the public employee unions.

Christie's Blurred Lines

A 24-year-old former mid-level staffer for Gov. Christie's government office — and later, Christie's re-election campaign — withstood more than five hours of questioning Tuesday at a Bridgegate hearing that shed light on the Christie political operation at the Statehouse.

But the hearing didn't tell us is who was responsible ...

Christie Talks Foreign Policy At Adelson Gala

The governor addressed a Jewish awards gala co-hosted by Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

Chris Christie's Immigration Story

At his only commencement speech of the season Christie told a hushed audience a 16-minute story about the immigration experience of his grandmother.

Whatever Happened to Mark Zuckerberg $100 Million Gift to Newark's Schools?

In 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to Newark's troubled school district, and then-Mayor Cory Booker promised to change the face of urban school reform. 

Bridgegate Now Has A Spaceship

Bridgegate is not just a traffic jam -- it is a scandal that touches on just about every mode of transportation mankind has so far developed. And now we have spaceships. A recap:

Cars: The Sept. 9-13, 2013, double-lane closures in the town of Fort Lee, NJ, to the George Washington ...

Why Didn't Team Christie Hear The Bridgegate Alarms?

Today's marathon (seven hour!) testimony from a calm, respectful Michael Drewniak, the governor's colorfully-spoken spokesman (and unofficial liaison between the Port Authority and the governor's office), focused not on the Big Bridgegate Questions (who did this, and why?), but rather on a secondary question: Was there a cover-up? 

Drewniak's testimony, ...

Newark Votes 2014: City Residents Head to Polls in First Post-Booker Election

Voters are casting ballots to replace interim mayor Luis Quintana who took over when Cory Booker was elected to the US Senate.

NJ Flood Zone Building Rules Conflict with FEMA

State construction rules don't comply with federal regulations, and that may cause more problems for people whose homes were damaged by Sandy.

Governors Name a Panel of Insiders to 'Reform' Port Authority

Not on the committee: anyone from academia, a think tank, a watchdog group or with a transportation background.

What We Learned at First Bridgegate Testimony

In the first Bridgegate testimony from anyone in Gov. Chris Christie's administration, we heard from Christina Renna, a former Christie staffer, for five hours on Tuesday. Renna worked as a supervisor in the Intergovernmental Affairs unit of the governor's office, directly under Bridget Kelly, who wrote the "time for some ...

What Won't You Find In Bridgegate Documents? Christie's Emails and Texts

Just one email.

The internal review of the office of Gov. Chris Christie in the wake of the Bridgegate and Sandy funding scandals yielded 4,612 pages —that included summaries of interviews with 75 people, plus dozens of emails and text messages from top Christie staffers. But the only shred of ...