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Cake Boss in Westfield

The 'Cake Boss' opens a new joint in Westfield... and the blogs go wild.

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst to talk about the new Carlo's Bakery location - and how the Cake Boss has gotten ...

Sen. Candidates Lonegan and Booker Clash Over Syria

U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan criticized Democratic opponent Cory Booker for not taking a stance on whether to use force in Syria.

Why Students ... and Teachers Aren't All in Class by the First Day of School

On the first day of school at Weequahic High School in Newark just 300 of the school's 600 students showed up. And about 30 classrooms throughout the district did not have a teacher. The district still hasn't hired those positions. 

Newark: 10 Homicides in 10 Days

The shooting of a 14-year old boy Wednesday evening in in the courtyard of Newark's Riverview Terrance housing complex is the city's tenth homicide in 10 days.

Police Director Samuel DeMaio says that while so many killings in just over a week is a horrible toll, it doesn't necessarily ...

68% of Newark High School Students Chronic to Severely-Chronically Absent

The average student in New Jersey’s largest city was absent more than 15 days last year, according to a new report by Newark Public Schools.

The Jersey Shore's Summer That Wasn't

Despite $5.57 billion in federal disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Sandy, Seaside Heights and other nearby towns experienced a 40 percent drop-off in tourism-related businesses this summer.

N.J. Senator Mendenez is Pro-Strike in Syria, Governor Christie Doesn't Comment

As U.S. lawmakers face the heavy burden of deciding whether to back President Barack Obama's plan to strike Syria, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is calling for congressional action that goes beyond the question of whether to bomb targets in the country.

Christie's Boardwalk Strolls: Governing or Campaigning?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent the run-up to the Labor Day weekend making appearances at the Jersey Shore. And if you weren't at the shore to see the governor himself, you could see him everytime you turned on the TV

72 Dolphins Wash Up Dead on New Jersey Beaches

More than 70 dolphins have washed up dead on New Jersey beaches. Most are bottlenose dolphins, the mammals that star in movies and aquarium shows.

With Slate Clean, a Jersey Shore Town Reimagines Itself

Devastated by Sandy, Sea Bright is now casting an eye towards the future, using the storm as an opportunity to make it more livable, sustainable and resilient.

Booker's Sexual Orientation Brought up in NJ Senate Race

The race between U.S. Senate hopefuls Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat Cory Booker has gotten personal. The issue is Booker’s sexual orientation.

The "Best Tasting Water" in New Jersey

This month, Livingston was presented with an award for having the "best tasting water" in the state by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Water Works Association. And earlier this summer, Facebook called Livingston one of the top-10 "fittest" cities in America.

Newark Teachers Get $1.3 Million in Performance-Based Bonus Checks

More than $1.3 million in performance-based bonus checks are being issued to 190 teachers in Newark, N.J.

Newark Police Department Limits Cooperation With Federal Immigration Agency

The police department in Newark, N.J., has decided to limit its cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

Back to School - With a "Shooter Drill" in West Orange

It's sobering that one of our first back-to-school stories this August is all about a "shooter drill" in New Jersey. But that's the reality of back-to-school, 2013-style. This was a major school shooting simulation that took place at Liberty Middle School in West Orange on Tuesday. The story was reported ...

Christie Softening on Climate Change?

Nearly ten months after Sandy, Governor Christie is continuing to avoid discussions about the threat of climate change leading to more severe storms. But remarks the Governor made yesterday show he seems to be taking a softer approach.

Christie, Donovan Present Sandy Report

Governor Chris Christie and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan visited a town damaged by Sandy to call attention to a new federal report on how the region should prepare for future storms. Despite the governor's reluctance to speak about climate change, he did express concern about an ...

Raising Up Homes Could Put Them Out Of Reach

As part of Sandy rebuilding efforts along the Jersey Shore, many people are elevating their damaged homes to lift them out of reach from future floods, either because their insurance requires it or because it would make them feel safer.  But lifting homes presents unique problems for elderly or disabled ...

Obama Task Force Reports on Sandy Rebuild

A task force appointed by President Obama is expected to release its report Monday on the post-Sandy rebuilding, which could guide the storm recovery process.

New Jersey Judge Considering Same Sex Marriage

A judge in Trenton has declined to rule immediately on whether same sex marriages in New Jersey should be allowed.