With predictions of a potentially catastrophic storm hitting New Jersey, many residents probably will spend lot of time without any power this week.
NJ News Commons, based at Montclair State, monitors the hurricane recovery efforts and pulls together information from multiple news sources across the state.
In New Jersey, residents prepared for Hurricane Sandy as the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday.
Governor Chris Christie called for mandatory evacuations of barrier islands from Sandy Hook to Cape May.
Ever since Gov. Chris Christie in late 2010 imposed tight limits on school superintendent pay, there was the presumption that this issue would ultimately have to be decided in the courts.
New Jersey's Supreme Court upheld a law Wednesday that critics say discriminates against infertile women — ruling that a woman uses a surrogate to give birth with someone else’s eggs cannot be considered the mother unless she adopts the child.
The New Jersey Assembly held hearings Wednesday on the Christie administration's programs to reduce foreclosures in the state. The hearings focused on $300 million in aid from the federal government that was intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure.
A federal judge in New Jersey is blocking a group of more than 100 newspapers from getting access to voters as they leave polling places on Election Day.
A New Jersey woman who worked for the NBA as a senior account executive filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the league.
A New Jersey prosecutor says two teenage brothers have been charged with murdering a 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a recycling bin.
Does a child attending a low-performing New Jersey school district -- arguably the state’s lowest-performing district -- have a constitutional right to pursue a better education elsewhere?
The Foundation for Newark’s Future, the organization created to distribute Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark schools, hasn't exactly set the world ablaze.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is waging a spirited campaign for re-election, despite holding an 18-point lead in the polls. He has more money and more name recognition than Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. But Kyrillos has his ace in the hole.
It is touted as a historic agreement, one that will remake how Newark teachers are judged and paid -- one that may even serve as a model for other school districts around the country.
Before World War II, Newark, N.J., was a cultural hub. The city’s trying to recapture that legacy with a new jazz festival taking place this week.
Two years in the making — two very public years, thanks to Facebook — and the Newark teachers union has reached a preliminary agreement with the Christie administration for a new contract that will include bonus pay and an unprecedented role for teachers to police and evaluate their peers.
New Jersey Democrats have been telling reporters for months that their best shot at picking up a seat in the House of Representatives is in the state's 3rd Congressional District that includes portions of much of Ocean and almost all off Burlington County.