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Sandy Spurs New Look at Underground Power Lines, Grid Upgrade

Hurricane Sandy has prompted utility regulators to take a new look at measures New Jersey has shied away from in the past – including replacing some above-ground power lines with underground systems -- largely because of the huge price tag that likely would jack up electric rates for consumers.

Melee Breaks Out at Newark City Council Meeting

Newark City Hall Tuesday night was the scene of council members walking off in protest, a crowd of angry residents rushing the podium and police using pepper spray on residents and a union leader.

Seaside Community Pulls Together and Cooks in Sandy's Aftermath

Sandy's Toll on Public Health

Health officials are starting to see health effects from Sandy-damaged zones, including rashes, coughs and other respiratory ailments.

Officials Crack Multistate Heroin Network

Federal and state officials in New Jersey say they've cracked a major heroin network that was supplying dealers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.

Peaceful Transition Marks Rutgers-UMDNJ Restructuring

Rutgers University's governing boards on Monday agreed to take control of most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with no dissent and none of the vitriol that marked the debate over the restructuring of higher education in the first half of the year.

After Sandy, One Business Owner Picks Up the Pieces

It’s not just beach resort towns in New Jersey that felt the brunt of Sandy.  Among the worst-hit areas was the working class community of Union Beach, New Jersey — located just across the Raritan Bay from Staten Island.  The powerful storm surge flooded much of the town, damaging hundreds ...

In Looking to Rebuild the Jersey Shore, the Debate is Over How

There's no question that New Jersey will rebuild its shoreline in the wake of Sandy. But the real question is whether the Jersey Shore will be built smarter and stronger.

NJ After Sandy: To Rebuild or To Re-Design?

New Jersey is now going about the painstaking task of assessing the damage done by Sandy and determining what can be replaced and what is lost forever.   A spokesman for Governor Christie confirms that the Governor expects to have a preliminary dollar estimate Friday of the damage wrought by ...

Videos Show Flooding From Sandy at PATH Stations

Video released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows how flooding from Sandy damaged a key commuter rail line.

Newark Teachers Vote 'Yes' on Precedent-Setting Contract

After a year of negotiations and three weeks of sometimes-brutal internal debate, Newark public school teachers and other staff ratified a historic labor agreement yesterday that will reshape pay and many rules for New Jersey’s largest school district.

Hoboken Mayor Says Lack of Insurance Means 'Thousands' Will Be Homeless

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said Wednesday that she estimates thousands of residents are going to be homeless because of the lack of flood insurance coverage.

Transit Tracker: NJTransit Montclair-Boonton Line

UPDATE 6 p.m.: New Jersey Transit train service has been restored on the Montclair-Boonton line. Starting Wednesday morning at 6 a.m., New Jersey Transit will run two trains per hour on the Montclair-Boonton line. One train to New York Penn Station, and one train to Hoboken Terminal. In the ...

Concerns Grow Over Flooding From an NJ River That’s Also a Superfund Site

The Passaic River in New Jersey isn’t one of those waterways with its source in a pristine mountain lake.

Storm Costs Won't Necessarily Spell Budget Disaster

Hurricane Sandy shut down much of New Jersey’s economy for a week to 10 days and wreaked havoc on Shore towns that are the backbone of summer tourism.

Grab and Go Visits Start to Storm-Damaged NJ Homes

Residents of some of the Jersey shore communities that were hardest hit by Sandy are being escorted back onto the barrier islands to briefly retrieve belongings before leaving again.

NJ Schools May Face Influx of Students Displaced by Storm

It’s only a trickle so far, with most New Jersey schools just beginning to reopen this week, but Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath will likely mean a sizable number of children displaced not just from their homes but from their schools.

With Power Still Out, NJ Pols Feel the Heat

With better weather predicted over the next few days,  utility crews throughout the region are expected to pick  up the pace of power restoration. But outages will persist into next week and it is local officials who are feeling the heat

Moody's Maintains NJ Utility Credit Ratings, Despite Soaring Restoration Costs

The worst storm ever to hit New Jersey has caused enormous headaches for its two biggest electric utilities, as well as millions of their customers, but will not result in lower credit ratings, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

After Delays, NJ Weighs Health Care Options

President Obama's re-election means that his signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, will be fully implemented over the next two years. The Christie administration had put off taking some of the required steps, instead waiting to see how the election played out.