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To Improve Access to Newark's Best Schools, District Pushes Choice

Newark schools try out a new method to make school choice more fair but problems are already cropping up.

Christie Still Holds Press Conferences -- But They're Usually Not In NJ

The biggest change in the second term for a post-Bridgegate, pre-2016 Gov. Chris Christie? Press conferences, once lengthy and frequent Trenton affairs, are now rare...at least in New Jersey.

Christie has spent all or part of 68 days out of state since he was sworn into a second term in January, ...

Christie's Vacation Vetoes

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a wide range of bills on Friday...or at least he announced the vetoes at that time. 

At 4:24 pm on Friday, while Christie was vacationing in California with his family -- taking in an Angels' game and touring the Reagan Library -- his press office announced that he vetoed various controversial bills. ...

NJ Accelerates Distribution of Sandy Aid

More than a year-and-a-half after Sandy, the state of New Jersey has distributed just about a third of the original batch of $1.8 billion dollars in federal aid.

Chasing Guadagno, the Woman Who Could Be Christie

Guadagno has been an elusive presence to the press, for her more than four years as the state's lieutenant governor.

New Jersey Assembly Snubs Christie

The Democratic Assembly flexed its muscle Thursday, opting to leave the Statehouse instead of voting on a bail reform package that Gov. Chris Christie called them back from summer vacation to vote on.

Christie wants a constitutional amendment put on the ballot in November's election to allow voters to decide whether ...

Christie To Legislators: Get Off The Beach, Let's Reform Bail

Gov. Chris Christie is calling the New Jersey Legislature back from summer vacation today to vote on an overhaul of the state's bail system.

Christie is pushing two measures for a vote this afternoon: The first would put a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot in November, allowing voters to decide whether judges ...

What Happens When a School District Gives Teens Laptops

School officials at one Hoboken school thought it was a no-brainer to give every student a laptop. Now they've decided it was a terrible idea.

NJ Mayors Team Up to Combat City Issues

The mayors of Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson, New Jersey have announced a joint initiative to address violent crime and other public safety issues in their cities.

How Astorino Angered Christie and Lost Millions

Gov. Chris Christie found himself embroiled in a mini-controversy last week with a fellow Republican, New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, after Christie said that the Republican Governors Association, which Christie leads, had no plans to spend money right now on behalf of Astorino

Young Black Schoolchildren Discriminated Against in Newark, Parents Say

Parents and school groups in Newark are hoping a federal investigation into the city's school reorganization plan will spur change in the school district, sooner rather than later.

Feds Investigating Whether 'One Newark' Schools Initiative is Discriminatory

The U.S. Department of Education confirmed that it has opened a civil rights investigation into the controversial plan launched by state-appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson to determine if it discriminates against African-American students.

Christie May Cut Pension Benefits for Younger Workers

But workers are protesting the possible cuts.

Court Decisions on Health Care Law Could Ripple in NJ

The Garden State is among states that declined to create an exchange, forcing the federal government to do it, and exposing it to court actions against Obamacare.

Does the Affordable Care Act Mean the End of NJ's Health Centers?

 If more people have access to doctors and providers, why can't Newark's largest clinic keep its doors open?

Newark Mayor Now Needs to Make Nice With Christie, Booker

The self-proclaimed “radical” new mayor has been critical of his predecessor — now a U.S. Senator — and of New Jersey's governor. But now that he’s in office, he'll need their help.

Christie Courts Iowans, Who Swoon

The courtship began at a restaurant called MJ's in downtown Marion, Iowa. How well did it go? Let's just say Gov. Chris Christie and Iowa will most definitely have a second date.

The restaurant was packed with Republican activists (and void of actual diners) who greeted Christie with huge applause, handshakes ...

Bridgegate Committee Can't Call Any More Major Witnesses

Could this spell the end of the state legislative committee investigating Bridgegate?

Chris Christie and America's Poorest City

When the going gets tough, the governor goes to Camden. Matt Katz finds out why.