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.
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 ...
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.
Seaside Heights, New Jersey —
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The race between U.S. Senate hopefuls Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat Cory Booker has gotten personal. The issue is Booker’s sexual orientation.
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.
More than $1.3 million in performance-based bonus checks are being issued to 190 teachers in Newark, N.J.
The police department in Newark, N.J., has decided to limit its cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
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.
Trenton, NJ _ —
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.