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Sweeney Wields ‘Big Stick’ as Senate Passes Shared-Services Bill

Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) yesterday scored yet another bipartisan legislative victory when the Senate passed his controversial bill that would force municipalities to share services or face a loss of state aid.

Renaissance Schools Get Board’s Go-Ahead in Camden

A proposal to build up to five new “renaissance schools” in Camden under the fledgling Urban Hope Act passed a key hurdle early yesterday morning as the Camden school board gave the go-ahead to the controversial plan.

Christie Names 'Storm Czar' for New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has appointed Marc Ferzan, who formerly worked at the state attorney general’s office and at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, to oversee the state’s recovery and rebuilding efforts from Sandy.

NJ's Damage From Sandy Nearly $37B

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Wednesday that his state needs $36.8 billion in federal aid for Sandy recovery — that includes $7.4 billion in mitigation projects.

As Christie Starts Re-Election Bid, Democrats Weigh Run

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has already rolled out his bid for re-election, months before the filing deadline. It’s giving Democrats months to decide if they want to face off against the popular governor in 2013.

PATH Officials: Several More Weeks Before Hoboken Service Is Back

Path train service in and out of Hoboken, New Jersey, remains suspended leaving commuters with options like pricier ferry trips or longer bus rides to get into Manhattan. Nearly a month after Sandy, Port Authority officials who operate the PATH Train system brought reporters down into a tunnel below Hoboken ...

Officials Tackle Daunting Task of Rebuilding NJ Coastal Towns

As state officials began a series of hearings to map out how New Jersey plans to rebuild the coast, which is the heart of a $38 billion tourism industry, more questions than answers were raised as a Senate committee began exploring how best to recover from the storm. It could ...

Christie Wants Congress to Act Quickly on Sandy Recovery

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Monday that his goal is to secure multi-billion dollar federal aid for Sandy recovery from Washington during Congress's lame duck session.

Christie Files Papers to Run for Second Term

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced he will seek re-election to a second term.

In Rebuilding NJ’s Beaches, Debate Brews Over Replacing Sand

New Jersey beaches are, on average, 30 to 40 feet narrower after Sandy, according to a recent study. Nearly $700 million dollars has been spent replacing sand on the state's beaches, and the cost of reconstructing the coast will only increase. It’s sparking public debate over whether it's a good ...

Gay Wedding Was A Trial For The Reformed Church

Norman Kansfield was tried by the Reformed Church and found guilty of disobeying church law after officiating his daughter's same-sex wedding. It was the first trial in the church's history and it illuminated the divide among members on same-sex marriage issues.

Awash With Love: Storm Resurfaces 1940s Letters

After Superstorm Sandy, Kathleen Chaney found a bundle of letters along the New Jersey shore. Tied with a pink ribbon and thoroughly soaked, the letters tell the story of a wartime romance.

NJ Sandy Cleanup to Cost About $29.4 Billion

Cleaning up the damage caused by Sandy will cost New Jersey about $29.4 billion.

Casualty of the Storm: NJ’s Sandy Beaches

A report out this week shows the some of New Jersey's beaches lost half their sand when Sandy slammed ashore. The study raises questions about smartest and safest way to rebuild the Jersey shoreline.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Funds: Following the Money

First there was New Jersey legend Bruce Springsteen headlining a star-studded telethon to benefit the American Red Cross. Then there was Oscar de la Hoya and his Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Productions donating the proceeds from a night of boxing to the decimated Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.

Utility Regulator Weighs Options Post Sandy

In the wake of Sandy's unprecedented, prolonged blackout, New Jersey's utility regulator plans to explore ways the state's power grid can be made less vulnerable to high winds and flooding.

Sandy Spurs New Look at Underground Power Lines, Grid Upgrade

Hurricane Sandy has prompted utility regulators to take a new look at measures New Jersey has shied away from in the past – including replacing some above-ground power lines with underground systems -- largely because of the huge price tag that likely would jack up electric rates for consumers.

Melee Breaks Out at Newark City Council Meeting

Newark City Hall Tuesday night was the scene of council members walking off in protest, a crowd of angry residents rushing the podium and police using pepper spray on residents and a union leader.

Seaside Community Pulls Together and Cooks in Sandy's Aftermath

Sandy's Toll on Public Health

Health officials are starting to see health effects from Sandy-damaged zones, including rashes, coughs and other respiratory ailments.