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House Jacker a Booming Business at Shore

As the Jersey shore tries to rebuild stronger to withstand future storms, there is a growing demand for companies that know how to raise a house. These companies are referred to as "h...

Sen. Bob Menendez Applauds Passage of Immigration Bill

The Senate passed its compressive immigration bill on Thursday. The bill would offer a path to citizenship to 11 million unauthorized immigrants and provide extensive security along the Mexican border.

The bill was drafted by a bipartisan group of Senators, the so-called Group of Eight. One them, New ...

"Stronger" Than The Backlash?

Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University joins New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst to talk about a backlash to New Jersey's "Stronger Than The Storm" ad campaign. People object to everything from the governor appearing in a publicly funded tourism ad while running for re-election ...

DOMA: Christie's Veto on Gay Marriage Excludes Gay Couples in New Jersey From Federal Benefits

Gov. Chris Christie's veto on gay marriage means same-sex couples in New Jersey are now excluded from receiving 1,138 federal benefits awarded to same-sex married couples in 13 other states where gay marriage is legal.

Possible Tsunami Observed Along NJ Coast

Scientists are reviewing tsunami-like waves that were observed along the southern New Jersey coast earlier this month.

New FEMA Maps Start Hunt for Insurance

FEMA has  released updated flood maps for four counties in New Jersey which drastically decreases the size of the areas deemed to be at the highest risk of flooding, compared with a version released last winter. That means many shore residents won't have to raise the elevation of homes as ...

Lawsuit: Taxpayer Dollars for Religious Schools

The New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today challenging the state’s decision to award more than $11 million in taxpayer funds to two religious schools.

Bill: NYPD Must Notify New Jersey of Spying

Lawmakers in New Jersey are trying to prevent the New York Police Department, and any out-of-state law enforcement agency, from conducting intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey without first informing officials in the state.

Christie and Buono Share Dais, Not Pleasantries

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and State Senator Barbara Buono made their first joint appearance since winning their parties’ primaries last week.

Christie Says He'll Back Tea Party Candidate

Governor Chris Christie says won't endorse a candidate for the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey before the primary vote in August. But he'll back the Republican candidate, even if it's Tea Party-backed conservative Steve Lonegan.  

Princeton University Reopens After Bomb Threat

Eight hours after students, faculty and staff were evacuated due to a bomb threat, Princeton University has reopened. 

Three Senate Candidates Hit Campaign Trail While Booker Goes for Cash

Newark Mayor Cory Booker demonstrated his advantage yesterday in the US Senate race, while also opening himself up to the very thing that aggravates his Newark constituents.

While the other Democratic candidates campaigned in New Jersey on the day signatures were due, Booker was in California, fundraising.

Booker's Senate Bid Sees Support in the Suburbs, Skepticism in Newark

A day after announcing his bid for U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was greeted like a rock star at North Jersey Pride in Maplewood on Sunday.

Meet the Newest Senator from NJ

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's pick to fill the seat vacated by Senator Frank Lautenberg isn't a household name. But Attorney General Jeff Chiesa and the governor have had a friendship that spans decades. 

Lautenberg Recalled at Funeral for Humble Start

"He came out fighting, and he never stopped," Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove told mourners.

Dawn Quixote? Buono Challenges Christie

New Jersey Public Radio's Terri Langford reports the State Senator could use a new hand to play in her struggle to take on Governor Chris Christie.

Special Election Throws a Wrench in Booker's Plans for the U.S. Senate

The death of Senator Frank Lautenberg on Monday began a scramble in New Jersey’s political world to figure out how the seat will be filled.

Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday the state will hold a special election on October 16, 2013. The decision has thrown a wrench into Newark Mayor ...

Christie Calls Special Election in Oct. for Lautenberg Seat

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death on Monday.

Lautenberg Dead at Age 89

Senator Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89 from complications of viral pneumonia.

Atlantic City Faces Tough Times

Seven months after Sandy, tourism officials in Atlantic City are doing their best to dispel lingering misperceptions about damage to the city’s boardwalk.  They’re gearing up for what they hope will be a busy summer season, and they’re hopeful that by re-branding the city as more than just a gambling ...