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Patrick Foye to Testify on GWB Lane Closures

The executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to tell what he knows about the unannounced closing of George Washington Bridge access lanes that caused traffic gridlock in September, and whether the disruption was politically-motivated.

Patrick Foye was subpoenaed to appear before the ...

Were Katrina's Lessons a Blessing or a Curse?

What did we learn from Katrina and did it end up delaying stopping fraud and waste ... or delaying crucial Sandy aid?

Report: Threat of Rising Sea Level Is Worse for Jersey Shore

As residents of the Jersey Shore continue to recover more than a year after Sandy, a new report paints a dire picture of the region’s future: When it comes to climate change, New Jersey could fare much worse than other coastal states.

NJ Blogs in Holiday Overdrive

Suddenly, the holiday season is upon us. And the web is bursting with tales of charitable giving, ugly sweaters and chefs baking thousands of cookies. Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons has a roundup of holiday stories - as covered by blogs around the state. She speaks with New ...

Nonprofit Alleges Sandy Victims Couldn't Appeal for Aid

Were Sandy victims improperly denied federal funds for rebuilding?

Documents obtained by a nonprofit in New Jersey found that some Sandy victims may have lost out at a second chance at receiving federal relief money.

By Aug. 1, the Christie administration had spent its first batch of funds from $600 ...

A New ACA Helpdesk for NJ

While the federal government repairs and tinkers with its balky website, New Jersey health advocates are stepping up ways to bring in-person assistance to those still muddled about their insurance options.

Soup Kitchens Didn't Get Enough Food Donations to Offer Thanksgiving Meals

Churches in North Jersey who regularly feed the hungry say they didn’t get enough food donations this year to offer a Thanksgiving meal.

Sandy Rebuild's Invisible Victims

Whenever disasters strike, day laborers are often among the first to report to the front lines of the recovery effort. But disaster work for immigrants can be fraught with danger, s...

Newarkers Asked to Avoid Low-Lying Areas Ahead of Nor'Easter

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana is urging residents to avoid streets considered flood areas, singling out streets near the Passaic River that may be particularly vulnerable during the nor'easter.

With Insurance Company Approval, New Jerseyans Can Extend Canceled Health Plans

New Jersey residents will be able to extend canceled health plans for another year under the Affordable Care Act, as long as their insurance companies agree.

Go to Hoboken... Just Don't Drive There

As of October, Hoboken generated $150,000 in residential parking fees, and $3.5 million in parking tickets. Some residents question whether there is an incentive to relieve the parking congestion.

Port Authority Heads Asked to Testify on George Washington Bridge Closures

The transportation committee of the New Jersey State Assembly has asked the heads of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in a hearing on the abrupt lane closure...

Christie's New Job

Governor Christie was officially elected chairman of the Republicans Governors Association by his fellow GOP governors Thursday in a closed-door meeting at a resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The job involves campaigning and fundraising in as many as 36 states. But Christie told reporters that he is still giving PRIORITY to ...

'New Brunswick Today' Investigates

The news service, New Brunswick Today has been making waves - producing investigative reports on the New Brunswick Water Utility covering up water quality violations and on Rutgers trying to keep its Hurricane Sandy report secret.

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University speaks with New ...

Christie Emerges From Behind Closed Doors

With just one news conference and no other public appearances or speeches, Gov. Chris Christie kept mostly out of sight during the Republican Governors Association meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.  And then, just as New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz was calling it a night, he saw Christie walking by.

Chris Christie as "The King of Governors"

It's the unofficial launch of Chris Christie's run for president. The New Jersey governor is in Scottsdale, Arizona this week to be installed as the chair of the Republican Governor's Association. The governor arrives with a big expectations and a large entourage. New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz is there ...

How Booker's Twitter Activity has Changed Since Becoming Senator

TIME has analyzed the final 2,500 tweets Cory Booker sent as mayor of Newark, going back to July 6, 2013, with his recent tweets as a U.S. Senator. The conclusion: he tweets even more now, and he's getting more sleep.

Christie Takes Helm of RGA Today

Chris Christie takes the helm of the Republican Governor's Association this week. The high-wattage Jersey boy will now control a pot of money that could influence 36 gubernatorial races next year and keep him at the head of the pack in the GOP.

Princeton to Use Meningitis Vaccine Not Approved in U.S.

Princeton University officials decided Monday to make available a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the sometimes deadly disease on campus.

Christie Finally Gets a Supreme Court Nominee Confirmed

New Jersey Gov. Christie did something Monday that he has only been able to do once before in his four years in office: He moved a Supreme Court nominee through the Democratic-controlled Legislature.