A blue ribbon panel appointed by Governor Chris Christie after the Newtown school shooting massacre wants the state to tighten its gun regulations and the access minors have to violent video games. The task force also wants to see increased access to mental health counseling.
Six-year-old Brandon Holt was fatally shot in the head Monday by a 4-year-old friend and neighbor who got hold of a rifle in his home, and the incident is calling into question a law that charges gun owners with disorderly conduct if a minor gains unsupervised access to a gun.
The New Jersey Department of Education today released its 2011-12 School Performance Report. It replaces the old School Report Card format and offers more data, including a score based on how well schools prepare students for college and careers.
Fielder Avenue in Ortley Beach was one of the worst hit blocks at the shore. Sandy destroyed 10 homes, and badly damaged most others. WNYC has been visiting the block and collecting the stories of residents and their struggles to rebuild.
A new report shows New Jersey's county jails are full of people who could not afford bail and are currently awaiting trial.
Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director on Friday, two days after the basketball coach he hired was dismissed for abusive behavior during practices - actions that prompted nationwide outrage once a video went public.
While a strong contingent of people — from beach front homeowners to Governor Chris Christie — are all for rebuilding the New Jersey shore, some others are saying the properties should be bought out and restored as a natural habitat area.
A string of water main breaks in Hoboken last week is causing the city to take a closer look at its aging drinking water system.
The city has had to repair anywhere from 12 to 37 water mains each year. In 2012, the city had to repair 21 water mains.
Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice may have been fired after a video surfaced showing him shouting gay slurs and physically abusing players during practice – but another causality of the scandal may be the school's reputation: "There will be a stigma attached to the school for years to come,” — ...
Rutgers has fired men's basketball coach Mike Rice.
Constrained by the lack of public loitering laws in the Garden State, New Jersey Transit is taking a different approach with homeless people who have taken up residence in train stations. The transit agency can't ask homeless people to leave the waiting areas, so they’re trying a kinder approach to ...
New information has emerged about a New Jersey contract with AshBritt, a politically-connected debris removal company.
Up and down the New Jersey coast, municipalities from Sea Bright to Ortley Beach are reporting increased incidences of flooding, even in places that don’t normally flood. But officials don’t agree on why it’s happening or how to stop it.
Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday that the state is taking over the school system in Camden.
A lot of attention has been focused on the damage Sandy caused to beaches. But as spring blooms, officials are just now getting a sense of what a blow the storm was to millions of acres of public forest lands and hiking trails.
Starting next year teachers in New Jersey are going to be held accountable for how much their students learn, as part of Governor Chris Christie’s teacher tenure reform plan. At least a third of their evaluation will be based on how much they raise test scores on the NJ ASK ...
The tracking of charities is spotty and there's no way to know exactly how much has been donated. But at least half of the donations surveyed has yet to reach storm victims.
A federal grand jury in Miami is reportedly investigating New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez over his role in advocating for the business interests of his friend Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor who's a major contributor to Menendez.
The African American pastor who hosted Governor Chris Christie's town hall this week has asked the Governor to apologize for his comments about Democratic Assembly Speaker Shelia Oliver.