Recent Articles

Ras Baraka's 100 Days: Less Crime, but Long Road Ahead for Newark

There have been 30 homicides since Ras Baraka took office. That's nine fewer than over the same period last year. What the mayor has accomplished, and his challenges ahead. 

The Sandy Aid Is There. Why Not Spend It?

Nearly two years after the historic hurricane hit, a look at what’s holding up the money.

Christie's Surprise Iowa Campaign Stop

Chris Christie made a stealthy stop in Iowa, expanding his role beyond campaigning for governors.

After Arrestees Die in Custody, Little Transparency

Kenwin Garcia, 25, died in police custody on July 15, 2008. His death and the details surrounding it have prompted questions about how arrest-related deaths are investigated

Shootings, Murders Down in Newark, Thefts on the Rise

Nine fewer people have been killed in the past three months compared to the same time last year, according to the Newark police director. 

Not Just Ferguson, Many NJ Towns Have Mostly White Police

Of the 36 police officers in Plainsboro, N.J. just one is black and two are Hispanic. There are no women. Police say they are struggling to hire women and minorities. 

On The Campaign Trail, This Is Not 2012's Chris Christie

The Chris Christie now appearing on a gubernatorial campaign trail near you is subtly different from the Christie of 2012. Glimpses of 2016?  

Christie's GOP Campaigning Takes Him To Ohio

Christie's role as head of the Republican Governors' Association will see him travel to six state in 8 days campaigning for GOP candidates across the country.

Is Christie's Barnstorming a Preview of 2016?

The governor will spend up to six days a week until Election Day campaigning for GOP candidates across the country, perhaps serving as a preview of his presidential campaign.

In NJ, Staffers Vote In Place of Lawmakers

Although the rules say New Jersey lawmakers have to be present in the chamber for their vote to count, their staffers routinely cast electronic votes in their bosses' absence.

New Jersey's Handling of Food-Stamps May Lead to Cuts

The end of the "Heat and Eat" program and possible cuts in federal funding frustrate state legislators.

Christie's Not in New Jersey Much — But When He Is, He Gets Around

In the middle of an eight-state, seven-day barnstorming tour for Republican gubernatorial and senate candidates, Christie concentrated on New Jersey Wednesday – in a very public way.   

How The Media (Briefly) Exonerated Christie

Last week, Gov. Chris Christie was exonerated of all, some and then none of the charges involved in the Bridgegate scandal. 

Camden Public School Activists Up in Arms

A bill working its way through the NJ Legislature has advocates angry about what they say is the privatization of their city's school district.

Asked for Documents, Christie Gives a Piece of His Mind

Christie says he is "tired" of the "partisan" Bridgegate investigation.

What South Carolina Republicans Want To Hear From Christie (Should He Run...)

In a South Carolina campaign stop, Christie was mobbed for selfies and was told he reminded folks of Ronald Reagan.

As Christie Pre-Campaigns For President, Opponents Pre-Attack

When Christie stumps for candidates in early presidential primary states this summer, a conservative group is following with attack ads.

Romney Helps Christie Settle Bridgegate Debt

Tonight, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gets his footnote in the Bridgegate saga.

Christie Tries To Save Atlantic City

Christie came to Atlantic City to save it, but said nothing about how he's going to do just that.

Taking A Tour of The 10 Oldest Bridges in New Jersey

New Jersey has exactly 100 bridges built before 1900. And if you're willing to put up with a little traffic, you can drive over one bridge that's more than 200 years old.