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In NJ, More Than 1/3 Struggle to Get By: Report

The federal poverty rate in New Jersey was officially 10 percent in 2010 but a new report commissioned by the United Way of Northern New Jersey estimates that over one-third of state's households are struggling to get by.

NJ Store Worker Fatally Shoots 2 Employees, Self at Supermarket

Authorities say the gunman in the New Jersey supermarket shooting fired at six employees, including one outside the store, before killing himself.

In the Spotlight of the RNC, The Garden State Blossoms

Once Clint Eastwood came out center stage in Tampa to interrogate an empty chair that represented President Barack Obama the New Jersey delegation never sat down.

Police Car Chase Injures 3 Pedestrians

For the third time in two weeks, police chases in and around Newark, N.J., have resulted in serious injuries.

NJ Six Flags Combining Wild Safari Into World's Largest Theme Park

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey said it is combining the wild safari with its amusement and water parks to create an attraction they say will be the world's largest theme park.

Newark School Renovation Project Greeted With Kudos and Criticisms

A year ago, the Wilson Avenue School in Newark was the poster child for many of New Jersey's city schools -- after it was socked by the winds and rains of Hurricane Irene and forced to close for four months before students could return.

At RNC, Christie Sells NJ, and Himself, as Model for Country

Governor Chris Christie stuck to Reaganesque themes in his keynote address at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, calling on Americans to create a second American century.

Before Convention, Christie Launches New Social Media Accounts

Gov. Christie has launched new Twitter and Tumblr accounts to provide information on his keynote address and his travels surrounding the Republican National Convention.

County Chair: Booker Weighs Bid for NJ Gov in '13

A New Jersey Democratic county chairman says Newark Mayor Cory Booker has told him he's considering running for governor against Chris Christie in 2013.

TSA Retraining Officers Following Reports of Racial Profiling

The Transportation Security Administration is ordering officers nationwide to undergo retraining because of reports of racial profiling at several airports — including Newark Liberty International.

Lawsuit Claims Halfway House Operating Illegally

The union representing correction officers in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit that seeks to end a contract between Essex County and a private company that operates halfway houses.

Christie Signs Higher Education Merger Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveled through the state Wednesday as he signed a hard-won higher education restructuring bill.

Six Flags to End Safari Drive-Thrus

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey will be closing its animal sanctuary a month early this season and says in the future it will no longer let visitors drive their own vehicles through the park.

Share your stories about visiting Wild Safari through the years.

Deflecting Criticism, Christie Says NJ Comeback 'Has Begun'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday batted down criticism from Democrats who've raised alarms about the rise in unemployment and decline of tax revenue in the state. 

Crime-Riddled N.J. City Considers Axing Police Force

Supporters of a regional police force in New Jersey are pulling together a plan to replace Camden's police department with a new division operated by the county. Some Camden residents, however, fear the move could jeopardize public safety in a city already ravaged by crime.

NJ Jobless Rate Spikes, Putting the ‘Comeback’ in Doubt

New Jersey's unemployment rate jumped from 9.6 to 9.8 percent in July, a level not seen since the 1970s according to the state's Department of Labor. The latest number is being used by Democrats to counter Gov. Chris Christie's claim the state is on a "comeback."

Plastic v. Paper: NJ Legislature Readies to Tackle Battle of the Bags

They supermarket debate of paper vs. plastic could get complicated, and costly. Seven bills currently pending in the New Jersey Legislature call for a ban or fees on plastic grocery bags.

Compose Christie's #Keynote: Your Suggestions

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. What should the rising Republican star say? We asked you to compose @GovChristie's GOP keynote in 140 characters. Here are some highlights.

Tweet us @WNYC or leave us comments.

News Analysis: Romney’s VP Choice Limits Christie’s Options

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision to choose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate limits Christie’s options for a future presidential run and immediately shifts the focus in New Jersey to Christie’s 2013 gubernatorial reelection campaign.

Notable New Brunswick Music Venue Set to Re-Open

A gritty New Brunswick, N.J, rock club, which shuttered in January, is getting ready for an encore.