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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.

Waiver Approval Clears Way for Massive Medicaid Reform in NJ

The federal government has approved New Jersey’s request for a complete overhaul of its Medicaid program, a move that will give the state more flexibility in delivering Medicaid, as well as the opportunity to maintain or improve patient care at lower costs.

NJ's Poorest Kids Are Missing Out on Breakfast

It’s a lesson that kids learn at a very early age: start every day with a good breakfast.

NJ Schools Report 12K Bullying Instances Last Year

New Jersey education officials now have a handle on just how much bullying happens in public schools.

What's Ahead for New Jersey's Solar Sector?

New Jersey’s solar industry is at a crossroads, a somewhat surprising development given its wildly successful record in the past decade.

NJ Senators Advance Health Insurance Exchange

A New Jersey state Senate committee has again advanced a bill that would create a state-run health insurance exchange.

Where Are the Banks for NJ's Poor and Elderly?

One in four New Jerseyans either is without a bank account or conducts some or all of his or her finances outside the mainstream banking system, according to a recent report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

As Voter Requirements Increase in Other States, NJ Goes Easy

Across the country dozens of states have moved to restrict access to voter registration and voting by adding new identification requirements. But New Jersey is moving in the opposite direction.

Roadwork Ahead: NJ Bill Would Give New Job to Environmental Infrastructure Trust

For years, the state’s Environmental Infrastructure Trust has earned widespread praise for helping local governments clean up New Jersey’s waterways by issuing low-interest loans to upgrade wastewater treatment plants, not to mention creating a huge amount of jobs in the process.

NJ Supreme Court Decision Could Make It Tougher to Pursue Polluters

The New Jersey Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the state must demonstrate a cause-and-effect connection before it holds a suspected polluter responsible for contaminating groundwater or other natural resources, even if a hazardous discharge has occurred.

Feds Remove North NJ Site from Superfund List

Federal officials say a six-acre plot in northern New Jersey that was once contaminated with radioactive thorium has been officially removed from the nation's Superfund list.

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities Let Seniors Age in Place

Legislation that would create a pilot program to provide support services in communities with high concentrations of senior citizens has been approved by the Senate Health and Senior Services Committee and goes to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Christie Heads to NH for GOP Campaign

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will travel to New Hampshire Tuesday for a fundraiser and rally for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide  Lamontagne.

Shad Resurgence Marks a Cleaner Delaware River

American shad were once so common that East Coast rivers were described as being “black” and “boiling” as tens of millions of fish migrated upstream each spring to spawn. Today, approximately 98 percent of the fish that formed a staple of the Colonial diet have been depleted. In rivers once ...

Unemployment Rate Rises for Fifth Straight Month in NJ

With New Jersey’s unemployment rate rising to a new 35-year high of 9.9 percent, the Christie administration yesterday took aim at the methodology used to determine the rate, saying there is clearly something awry with the nationwide household survey used to come up with the numbers.

"This is a town where everyone knows your name, your children’s name, your dog’s name. When you live here you have an instant family."

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Cerf & Co. Deliver 'State of the Schools' Address

It’s becoming an annual “State of the Schools” address, with the New Jersey's education commissioner and top lieutenants exhaustively outline the administration’s plans and priorities for the coming year.