For most people, recent changes to FEMA maps bring good news – many homeowners have been moved to less-risky zones and therefore may not have to elevate their homes or make other costly changes. But in very rare cases, the risk rating has gone the other way.
According to several reports, the stinging jellyfish in Barnegat Bay are worse than ever this year. New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst speaks with Mary Mann of New Jersey News Commons about the bothersome jellies - and a study underway looking into why they are now here in such abundance....
A number of national groups that support same-sex marriage joined advocates in New Jersey on Wednesday to launch a coalition to push for gay nuptials in the state.
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Eleven Nubian goats from upstate New York are the first line of defense to save New Jersey's historic Fort Hancock from a poison ivy invasion.
The plants have overtaken the Sandy Hook mortar battery that defended New York Harbor during World War II.
A report commissioned by Rutgers University recommends administrators take more control of the school's athletic department. The assessment also calls for top athletic officials to report to a senior university vice president. NPR's Joel Rose reports.
The last time Newark sent someone to the U.S. Senate, the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery had just been issued — 1863. And that could give Newark Mayor Cory Booker a boost in popularity as he runs for the U.S. Senate, says Clement Price. He is a History professor at ...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced a program to provide residents of flood-prone areas grants of up to $30,000 to elevate their homes to protect them from future storms. Priority will be given to homeowners who suffered the most damage from Sandy and face the greatest risk of future ...
Over the past 30 years, several research reports and the state’s own Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) warned that the Jersey Shore was overbuilt and that a storm like Sandy would cause widespread destruction. New Jersey Public Radio has reviewed internal DEP documents that even recommended a strategic retreat from ...
A investigation by the New Jersey comptroller’s office has found that dozens of New Jersey government employees and six elected school board members have been lying for years about their salaries just to get their kids a free or reduced lunch at school.
The investigation of 15 New ...
The state of New Jersey has issued its first round of buyout offers for Sandy-ravaged homes in Sayreville — and Governor Chris Christie says dozens more offers are on the way.
The emotional toll that Sandy is taking is not always apparent, but service providers are finding about 20 percent of the victims of the storm are experiencing significant problems.
It's an ongoing phenomenon facing the state - school superintendents fleeing New Jersey as their contracts expire and they face a salary cap. The limits on salaries went into effect in 2011.
The latest school district to possibly face the loss of its superintendent is South Orange-Maplewood.
Newark police have overhauled the city's stop-and-frisk policy -- making details of the program public in a move a civil liberties group says makes it one of the most transparent in the country.
Newark Police officers will now be required to record the age, gender, and race of ...
U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker outlined a plan today to end child poverty in the U.S., which is estimated to cost taxpayers $500 billion a year.
When New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez moved to the Garden State, she found out the worst part of living there -- having to tell New Yorkers you live in there.
Democrats in the New Jersey legislature are calling on Republicans to help them override Governor Christie's veto of gay marriage.
A new poll finds the majority of New Jersey voters believe undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country.
With more heavy rains in the forecast this week, flood-prone Hoboken is on high alert.
The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in New Jersey on Monday morning, at 9:17 am.
The tornado touched down in Berkeley Heights, before cutting a path through New Providence and Summit.
As the Jersey shore tries to rebuild stronger to withstand future storms, there is a growing demand for companies that know how to raise a house. These companies are referred to as "house jackers" and they're doing a booming business in the Garden State.