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Newark Teachers Reach Contract Deal

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.

In NJ Congressional District, Widow Seeks to Recapture Seat from GOP

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. 

The Real Jersey Comeback

Analysts, developers, and academicians all saw hopeful signs, however faint, for New Jersey’s economy and housing market, but told a state conference in Atlantic City that the highly suburbanized state is poorly adjusted for longer-term changes.

2 More Meningitis Cases in NJ Related to Outbreak

New Jersey health officials have linked two more fungal meningitis cases to a nationwide outbreak caused by a potentially tainted medication.

Senate Committee Struggles to Gain Traction for Cleaner Vehicles

Few dispute the notion that New Jersey needs to expand efforts to usher in a new era of cleaner vehicles, a step advocates say will improve air quality and potentially create tens of thousands of well-paying, green jobs.

Craft Distillers Ask State to Repeal Prohibition-Era Laws

The owner of New Jersey's largest estate winery would like to do it. So would the mayor of Princeton Township. But so far, the only person to open a distillery in post-Prohibition New Jersey is James Yoakum. The 27-year-old Philadelphia real estate broker is waiting final approval to start legally ...

Kevin Smith Says Growing Up in ‘Toxic Waste Dump’ NJ Emboldened Him to Create

Comic book guru Kevin Smith, a New Jersey native whose new TV “Comic Book Men” is set in the state, said growing up in the Garden State emboldened him to push himself artistically.

Grid Operator, Incumbent Power Suppliers, Attempt End-Run Around Consumers

In a step angering officials in New Jersey and Maryland, the regional operator of the nation’s largest power grid is moving to adopt rules that the states say will make it tougher for them to subsidize the new power plants needed to increase reliability and lower costs for consumers.

Transition and Crisis in New Jersey's Nursing Profession

Yet even as nurses assume greater responsibilities, the nursing profession is in a double bind. Many older nurses are looking to retire; according to a recent survey they'll do just that when the economy rebounds. Meanwhile, their replacements will likely be in short supply. But the key obstacle to filling ...

Romney Taps Christie to Headline in Battleground State of Ohio

The Romney campaign has turned to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to headline at least five campaign events in 24 hours in the key battleground state of Ohio.

Most NJ Voters Support Obama Health Care Reforms: Poll

The majority of New Jersey voters back President Barack Obama's health care reforms and hope that the state expands Medicare, according to a new WNYC/Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

More Female Farmers Cropping Up in Garden State

After graduating from Cornell University with an ecology degree, Jess Niederer ditched the research lab in favor of a new workspace: New Jersey farmland.

Christie: Both Parties Fail Cities

Gov. Chris Christie blasted both political parties on Tuesday for "failed leadership" when it comes to America's cities. 

Christie, Jindal Tapped to Lead GOP Governors

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been tapped to lead the Republican Governors Association.

Political Calculations Factor In As Christie Weighs New Medicaid Math

Governors around the country are deliberating whether to opt in to the Affordable Care Act, including Gov. Chris Christie. The outcome of next month's election could factor into Christie's decision, and make the difference for millions of health care consumers in our area.

Heroin Use is Up Among NJ Youth

Heroin use is on the rise among New Jersey’s youth, particularly in suburban areas.

In NJ, Experts Say Redrawn Boundaries Make It Hard to Unseat Incumbents

A rising star in the New Jersey Democratic Party is challenging GOP Rep. Leonard Lance for his seat in Congress, but political analysts say the redrawing of the district boundaries has made it harder than ever to unseat incumbents.

Track | Gov. Christie's Out-of-State Travel

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is racking up the frequent flyer points. He’ll have hit campaign stops in Washington State, Montana, North Dakota and Michigan between Thursday and Saturday.

Booker Refutes Report That Christie Shortchanged Newark

Newark Mayor Cory Booker said he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are not at odds over the city’s failure to adopt a budget for the past nine months — and that the governor did not shortchange Newark with his offering of $10 million in aid.

Parents Decide Not to Sue in Rutgers Webcam Case

The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man have decided not to sue the university or anyone else involved in the case.