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Legislators Hear Sandy Recovery Taking "Wrong Approach'

Before a rare joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly Environment committees, a series of environmental experts testified that the state is not considering the future effects of climate change and not focusing enough of its efforts on offering buyouts in flood prone areas.

First Batch of Stop-and-Frisk Data Released by Newark Police

Just over half of Newark's population is black. But in the month of July, blacks made up 72-percent of the Stop-and-Frisk cases, according to the first batch of data released today by the Newark Police Department.

A Shark Panic in New Jersey - From Over 90 Years Ago

We may have missed 'Shark Week' on the Discovery Channel but we'll make up for it with a terrifying New Jersey story. This gruesome slice of state history appeared on It all started in Beach Haven in July of 1916.

An Easy Win for Lonegan in the GOP Senate Primary

Steve Lonegan won the GOP primary with almost 80 percent of the vote last night. He defeated physician Alieta Eck.

At Republican Party headquarters, Lonegan wasted no time in blasting his opponent, Cory Booker, as beholden to Hollywood and Silicon Valley. But it has been over two decades ...

Booker Wins Democratic Nod for NJ Senator

A rising star in the Democratic Party and a Republican former mayor won their parties' primaries on Tuesday to set up a campaign of political and stylistic contrasts as they seek to fill the final 15 months of the term of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

NJ Senate Primary Turnout Wasn't the Lowest. But Almost.

Thanks to the celebrity of Democratic front-runner Cory Booker, the race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg  has garnered national media attention. But national headlines did little to motivate voter turnout. See live results here.

New Jersey voters sitting out primary elections

A small percentage of New Jersey voters could decide who wins Tuesday's special Senate primary -- given the mid-summer timing of the election and a trend of fewer residents casting ballots in the past several primaries.

Pesticide-Free Zone

It's the latest suburban showdown. Barista Kids recently reported on the growing divide between neighbors who spray their lawns with pesticides... and those who do not. Debbie Galant with New Jersey News Commons speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst about a new program to encourage pesticide-free lawns in ...

In Newark, Gunshot Detection System Falls Short of Booker's Claims

Mayor Cory Booker touts the gunshot detection technology he brought in to combat gun violence. But, the impact of the technology has been, at best, modest.

Buy-Out Dilemma: To Rebuild or Pull Up Stakes

For many homeowners and businesses recovering from Sandy, the mantra has been to rebuild stronger. But some New Jersey residents have concluded that their best option is not to rebuild at all.

Fight Over New Jersey Train Derailment Enters Courtroom Phase

The fight over a southern New Jersey train derailment and chemical spill last year is heading to the courtroom.

First-responders are filing a lawsuit Wednesday claiming Conrail was negligent in the aftermath of the derailment and chemical spill. They say Conrail was ordering its workers to get away from ...

Booker Appears to Have an Unbeatable Lead

Cory Booker continues to dominate the field, less than a week before the primary vote in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race to fill the seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.

A new Quinnipiac poll puts Booker at the top of the Democratic field with 54% of likely primary ...

A Debate With Full Attendance

The first debate with all four Democratic candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey featured a lot of agreement on foreign policy issues but different ideas on how to fund education.

Watch: NJ Senate Democratic Debate

On Monday night, NJTV aired a debate of Democratic Senate hopefuls from the DuMont Television Center at Montclair State. Candidates Booker, Holt, Oliver and Pallone all attended. NJ Today host Mike Schneider and Record editorial page editor Alfred Doblin moderated.


Senate Candidates Set to Debate Tonight

All four Democratic rivals for the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg will debate this evening at Montclair State University. This will mark the first time that frontrunner Cory Booker will be involved, after skipping earlier forums.

Special Election Will Cost NJ Taxpayers - But How Much?

Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to reimburse counties for the additional costs of holding two special elections to fill a Senate seat in New Jersey. But taxpayers are still footing the bill.

Booker Criticized for Skipping NAACP Forum

Newark Mayor and Senate hopeful Cory Booker is facing criticism for skipping an NAACP forum for Democratic candidates in his own city last night.  He attended a campaign fundraiser in Jersey City with Oprah Winfrey instead.

Booker also missed a candidates debate last weekend.

Business Slow at the Beach

It's standard practice around this time of year. As we head into the home stretch of the summer beach season, it's expected that shops and restaurants along the Jersey shore will grumble about the weather and its impact on their bottom line. But this year, obviously, is very different.

Republican U.S. Senate Hopefuls Struggle to Differentiate Themselves

New Jersey hasn't sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate in more than three decades. In a News 12 debate between the Republican candidates Wednesday night, the two in the running had a hard time distinguishing themselves from each other.

Christie's Concerns Over Expanding Medical Marijuana to Children

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is concerned about medical marijuana ending up in the hands of people it is not intended for if he approves a plan passed by the legislature to expand the program to children with certain debilitating illnesses. He says the bill is currently on ...