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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
A judge in Trenton has declined to rule immediately on whether same sex marriages in New Jersey should be allowed.
Before a rare joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly Environment committees, a series of environmental experts testified that the state is not considering the future effects of climate change and not focusing enough of its efforts on offering buyouts in flood prone areas.
Just over half of Newark's population is black. But in the month of July, blacks made up 72-percent of the Stop-and-Frisk cases, according to the first batch of data released today by the Newark Police Department.
We may have missed 'Shark Week' on the Discovery Channel but we'll make up for it with a terrifying New Jersey story. This gruesome slice of state history appeared on weirdnj.com. It all started in Beach Haven in July of 1916.
Steve Lonegan won the GOP primary with almost 80 percent of the vote last night. He defeated physician Alieta Eck.
At Republican Party headquarters, Lonegan wasted no time in blasting his opponent, Cory Booker, as beholden to Hollywood and Silicon Valley. But it has been over two decades ...
A rising star in the Democratic Party and a Republican former mayor won their parties' primaries on Tuesday to set up a campaign of political and stylistic contrasts as they seek to fill the final 15 months of the term of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Thanks to the celebrity of Democratic front-runner Cory Booker, the race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg has garnered national media attention. But national headlines did little to motivate voter turnout. See live results here.
A small percentage of New Jersey voters could decide who wins Tuesday's special Senate primary -- given the mid-summer timing of the election and a trend of fewer residents casting ballots in the past several primaries.
It's the latest suburban showdown. Barista Kids recently reported on the growing divide between neighbors who spray their lawns with pesticides... and those who do not. Debbie Galant with New Jersey News Commons speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about a new program to encourage pesticide-free lawns in ...
Mayor Cory Booker touts the gunshot detection technology he brought in to combat gun violence. But, the impact of the technology has been, at best, modest.
For many homeowners and businesses recovering from Sandy, the mantra has been to rebuild stronger. But some New Jersey residents have concluded that their best option is not to rebuild at all.
The fight over a southern New Jersey train derailment and chemical spill last year is heading to the courtroom.
First-responders are filing a lawsuit Wednesday claiming Conrail was negligent in the aftermath of the derailment and chemical spill. They say Conrail was ordering its workers to get away from ...
Cory Booker continues to dominate the field, less than a week before the primary vote in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race to fill the seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.
A new Quinnipiac poll puts Booker at the top of the Democratic field with 54% of likely primary ...
The first debate with all four Democratic candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey featured a lot of agreement on foreign policy issues but different ideas on how to fund education.
On Monday night, NJTV aired a debate of Democratic Senate hopefuls from the DuMont Television Center at Montclair State. Candidates Booker, Holt, Oliver and Pallone all attended. NJ Today host Mike Schneider and Record editorial page editor Alfred Doblin moderated.