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Submerged Seaside Heights Roller Coaster to Be Removed

The roller coaster in Seaside Heights, N.J., that has become the symbol of Sandy’s wrath along the Jersey Shore is finally being removed from its watery grave this week. “Once we have fully rebuilt Casino Pier it will be some sort of memorial or tribute to the storm and the ...

NJ Supreme Court Wades Into Dune Debate

The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that could make it more costly for towns to build protective dunes on the beach.

Christie Gets Bariatric Surgery to Slim Down, But Many Candidates Lack Access to Procedure

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has undergone lap-band surgery in a bid to lose weight. The various procedures — known collectively as bariatric surgery — have a mixed record, but they've grown more popular as the nation grapples with increasing obesity rates. Even so, these operations are not an option ...

Auctioning Comics to Restore Jersey Shore Staple Post-Sandy

Comics have always been a big deal to the men in Brick Wenzel’s family. But when Sandy devastated his home and his business, Wenzel realized that the books had more than sentimental value – they had quite a bit of monetary value as well.

Christie on His Weight: 'It's Not a Career Issue'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said his decision to undergo gastric band surgery to lose weight was not a career move — and that he has no interest in becoming a role model. 

'A Generation of Untrained Scientists' After $1.6 Billion in Cuts to Biomedical Research

It means hundreds of labs will have to shut down – years of medical research sitting on shelves until funding comes back.

Thousands Flock to Jersey Shore for Post-Sandy Marathon

About 12,000 runners competed in the New Jersey Marathon Sunday amid cheering crowds and tighter security. It was the first marathon in New Jersey since Sandy devastated the Shore, and since last month's bombings at the Boston marathon.

New Cops Hit the Streets in Camden

The Camden City Police Department is no more. In its place is a special Metro Division of a new county-run force. The move is aimed at helping the city, which has struggled with high crime rates for years and budget problems that led to police layoffs.

First Cicadas Sighted in NJ!

Cicadas have been spotted crawling out of the ground, butt-first, in Short Hills, N.J. Take a look at some photos, and if cicadas are emerging near you, let us know on our quick cicada-spotting form (we'll send your data to bug scientists who are tracking the emergence).

Ghosts of Sneakers Past

The cover of Boston magazine's May issue is a photo of running shoes worn by people who ran the marathon. In New Jersey, shoes are drawing an emotional reaction from young people who are walking a trail of shoes that represent lives lost to gun violence.

Gov. Christie Outlines Sandy Recovery Plan

Six months after Sandy, Governor Chris Christie’s message to New Jersey residents is that more help is on the way. 

NJ 'Storm Czar' Speaks Out on Sandy Recovery

With $37 billion at his fingertips, Marc Ferzan is managing a budget of federal aid money that’s more than the entire state of New Jersey spends in an average year. He's also been operating largely behind the scenes and out of the public eye.

Will Betting on Gambling Pay Off for Atlantic City?

The Christie administration is betting on the gambling economy.

Sisters of Boston Bombing Suspects Express Sorrow

The sisters of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects say it saddens them "to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act."

A Spin on Eminent Domain: Newark Considers a Controversial Approach to (Maybe) Stop Banks from Foreclosing

Under eminent domain city governments have the power to take private property for the benefit of the public. Activists in New Jersey argue that preventing foreclosures is a public benefit, and they want city officials to tap into their eminent domain power to buy homes from banks that are on the ...

Christie Pushes for NJ Gun Control But Balks at Federal Law

Governor Chris Christie is proposing several bills to tighten his state's already tough gun laws. But the potential presidential contender in 2016 is leery of the push for federal reforms.

Banks Abandoning Newark Properties

Almost 43 percent of bank-owned properties in one Newark neighborhood remain vacant, even years after foreclosure, according to a new study.

Homeowners to see Sandy Relief Delay

Governor Christie says the $900 million dollars from HUD in Washington earmarked to help homeowners rebuild does have some strings attached which may mean work won't start until July.

Christie Defends Private Lottery Contract

New Jersey's Democratic Congressional delegation has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to review a Christie Administration deal to have a private firm run the state lottery.

Report: Foreclosures Cost City of Newark $56 Million

Foreclosures in Newark cost taxpayers $56 million over the last four years, according to a report by the activist group New Jersey Communities United.