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Poll: Christie Still Popular with NJ Residents

A new poll finds Governor Christie remains popular with New Jersey residents in spite of last week's revelations that members of the Governor's staff played a direct role in the closure of local access lanes to the G.W. Bridge.

Thousands of Bridgegate Documents Released — Vulgarities Included

Thousands of pages of documents released Friday afternoon by New Jersey Democrats investigating Governor Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal reveal new details about how the scandal unfolded.

NJ Mayors: Was Christie Getting Revenge on Me, Too?

Mayors in New Jersey say they're starting to consider foul play on behalf of the Christie administration in light of the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.

Christie Loses Pinelands Pipeline Vote

Some observers say the rejection of the Christie-backed gas pipeline could be a sign of weakened political strength amidst the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Christie's Quick Trip to Fort Lee—And a Mayor's Forgiveness

Capping off a dramatic day in the history of the Christie Administration, Mayor Mark Sokolich said not to blame the governor for the George Washington Bridge lane closures that snarle...

Four Ways to Understand Bridgegate

Thursday was a tough day for Chris Christie, and a dramatic one. With the release Friday of hundreds of pages of new documents related to the Bridgegate scandal, the New Jersey govern...

Pay-Per-Charge Mobile Phone Kiosks in Hoboken

With so-called "Bridge-gate" dominating headlines in the state, it's hard to talk about anything else. But Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University gives it a try.

Pay-per-charge mobile phone charging stations coming to Hoboken? Mary tells New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about the ...

Sandy Aid Distribution 'Not Perfect': NJ Official

A New Jersey official who oversees the distribution of billions of dollars in federal Sandy aid acknowledged on Wednesday that the state has made some mistakes in how it's handled the recovery process, but he said that much of the criticism it’s received is unwarranted.

Chris Christie's Lane Shift: From Sarcasm to Outrage

As the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal unfolded over the last six weeks, the man at the center of the storm started by shrugging it off. But after emails surfaced this week l...

Christie's Exit from Global Warming Pact Challenged

Environmental lawyers argued before a New Jersey appellate court Wednesday that the state violated its own rules when it withdrew from a regional agreement with 9 other states to reduce power plant emissions.

Newark Mayor Says Gov. Christie Hasn't Responded to Requests for Help

Newark officials say the city will add 100 more police officers by the end of 2014. But Gov. Chris Christie has had nothing to do with that, says Newark Mayor Luis Quintana.

More Bridgegate-Style Politics in New Jersey?

Another North Jersey mayor is claiming he's receiving political retribution from Trenton.

Jersey City's pension system could save millions of dollars — if New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney allows legislators to vote on a bill reforming it. The bipartisan bill already passed unanimously in the state assembly. But so ...

Does Super Bowl Math Add Up?

This year’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is predicted to bring a half a billion dollars to the New York and New Jersey region. But economists don’t expect to see that kind of cash raining down on the Garden State.

Christie Makes Court Nominations That Raise Eyebrows

Giving up on another Supreme Court nomination, the Republican governor has now failed to get three of his nominees through the Democratic state senate.

The 4 Plans to Reduce Newark's 111 Murders

Newark, N.J. closed out the year 2013 with 111 murders – the highest in 23 years.

After three children were shot on Christmas night, those vying to become the city's next mayor are detailing their plans to lower crime.

The League of Former Governors

No, it's not the latest series from DC comics. NJ Spotlight featured a "Holiday Sampler" this past week - a collection of year-end essays written by four former New Jersey governors: Brendan Byrne, Jim Florio, Christie Todd Whitman and Dick Codey. New Jersey's ex-governors have been getting a significant amount ...

Cory Booker to de Blasio: I'm With You

The New Jersey Senator offers good wishes to the new, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. In a surprise call to WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, Booker said he shares de Blasio's mission to address inequality in society.

Suspected Christmas Night Shooter of two Newark Teens Arrested

Newark, N.J. is ending 2013 with more than a hundred murders — the most the city has seen since 2006.

In a five-day period around the holidays, three teens were shot and killed.


NJ Undocumented Students About to be Eligible for In-State Tuition

Tears streamed down Silvia Huerta's face. The 19-year-old had just stood at a news conference and listened as Democratic leaders announced a compromise with Republican Gov. Christie on a bill giving in-state tuition to undocumented students.