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New Jersey's Highest Court Rules Gay Marriages Can Start Monday

New Jersey’s highest court says same-sex marriages can start in the state on Monday, denying Gov. Chris Christie’s request to postpone gay marriages until the state Supreme Court rules on the governor's appeal. 

Gov. Christie Calls Booker's Senate Victory the 'First Win' for the NY Giants

Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker were together for the first time today since Booker was elected U.S. Senator last night. The Republican Governor congratulated the ma...

Booker's Replacement as Newark Mayor: Luis Quintana ... For Now

Cory Booker is expected to step down as mayor of Newark within the next 10 days, according to the Newark City Council’s office. Speaking of his replacement at a groundbreaking ceremo...

Booker Wins Open Senate Seat

Newark Mayor Cory Booker handily won the special election for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey on Wednesday. He beat former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan 55 to 44 percent. Booker will serve the remaining term of the late Frank Lautenberg - that means there are about 15 months before ...

Parking in Princeton and Hecklers in Montclair

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio host, David Furst, to highlight the work of two local news reporters. One covers the news for the web site, Planet Princeton - the other is a freshman working for the student radio station ...

Booker Wins Special Election for U.S. Senate

Booker will become the first black senator from New Jersey. He is filling the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Reports: NJ Schools Some of the Nation's Most Segregated

Some schools in New Jersey are strikingly segregated, according to two new reports.

Christie on In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Gov. Chris Christie publicly supported granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented students in New Jersey during Tuesday’s debate. And he addressed how he would respond to his ch...

Barbara Buono, Chris Christie Hold Second Debate Tonight

Gubernatorial candidates Chris Christie and Barbara Buono will face off in their second debate tonight at Montclair State University.

The debate will be streaming live at 8pm at this link. And you can follow reporter @GonzalezSarahA for live tweets.

Low Turnout Expected in New Jersey Senate Race

An off day in October, combined with the fact that voters will be back at the polls in three weeks, is expected to tamp down turnout in Wednesday's election for U.S. Senate in New Jersey.

Booker Leading in Several Polls

Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey, is continuing to make up ground in some public opinion polls. A poll Monday from Monmouth University found the former mayor of Bogata trailing Democrat Cory Booker by 10 percentage points. 

Health Insurance Exchanges: Progress in New York, Slow Going in New Jersey

The rollout of the health insurance exchanges is starting to gain momentum in New York, but progress continues to be slow in New Jersey. One state developed its own system - the other outsourced it to the federal government.

About two-thirds of the states, including New Jersey, opted ...

Was the NJ Attorney General Protecting Christie?

Allegations of corruption in a rural New Jersey Sheriff's office shook the community in Hunterdon County in 2010. The sheriff was accused of not properly conducting background checks on deputies and issuing a fake police ID for a prominent donor to Gov. Chris Christie.

Lt. Gov. Candidates Face off in First Debate Tonight

The woman who could soon become the most powerful person in New Jersey will hold a debate tonight. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is widely expected to step into the governor's office if G...

NJ Judge Won't Delay Gay Marriage; Christie Appeals

A state judge refused Thursday to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey until a legal appeal can be settled. But the administration of Republican Gov. Chris Christie immediately sought and was granted a request to file an emergency challenge to the decision.

Cory Booker's Father Dies at 76

Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, 76, passed away in Las Vegas today after recently suffering a stroke, according to Booker's campaign.

The mayor, who is running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, canceled his campaign events for the rest of the day.

Poll: Christie Has 2-1 Lead in Gov. Race, Buono Inches Closer

According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, 62-percent of likely voters back Republican Governor Chris Christie over Democrat Barbara Buono. It's almost a 2-1 lead in New Jersey's Governor's race.

Final Senate Debate in NJ

There's less than a week to go before a special election for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey. Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced each other in the second of two debates Wednesday night.

"This Trenton Life"

"This Trenton Life," a play created by high school students and the Passage Theatre Company, was performed this summer in in a revitalized vacant lot in Trenton. A mini-documentary about the experience now appears on the web site, State of the Arts. Mary Mann is with New Jersey News Commons ...

Booker Touts a "Construction Boom" in Newark... Do the Numbers Back it Up?

On Cory Booker’s campaign trail you’ll hear that Newark is in the midst of an economic and construction boom. “Where now one of the most commonly seen birds in Newark is the crane,” ...