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Culture of Corruption in North Bergen

The Hudson County town of North Bergen is so corrupt that town officials used city employees to get themselves re-elected, handed out no-show jobs and made electioneering part of keeping of those jobs, according to a report in the Star-Ledger

Camden Set to Impose Nighttime Curfew

The city of Camden, N.J, is imposing a curfew on businesses including restaurants and retailers, starting on Monday.

NJ Poll Shows Obama with an Advantage

A Fairleigh Dickinson Poll shows President Barack Obama leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a whopping 14 percent among likely Garden State voters.

Food Policy Councils: A New Model for Fighting Hunger and Disease

A handful of anti-hunger advocates in New Jersey have decided that it's time for a new model when it comes to addressing issues of food security.

NJ Begins Planning for the Next Major Storm

Warning that extreme weather is here to stay, state regulatory officials yesterday began weighing steps that New Jersey electric utilities should take to improve response times when restoring power to customers.

Some Lukoil Stations Hike Prices Up to $8 a Gallon in Protest

About 30 Lukoil gas station operators in New Jersey are staging a protest Wednesday by raising prices up to $8 for a gallon to call attention to what they say is unfair pricing by the Russian oil company.

NJ Schools Prepare to Implement New Teacher Evaluations

New Jersey’s plans for having a statewide teacher evaluation system in place by 2013-2014 goes full throttle this year, with every school district in the state being required to start putting the key pieces in place.

Christie Defends Rosy Tax Revenue Estimate

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defended his estimates of how much tax revenue the state will collect by December — but the governor’s call for a tax cut is in jeopardy because the state may be short $253 million of projections, a report released Monday found.

Angry Critics Call NJ's Blueprint for Growth Too Radical

The Christie administration’s draft strategic investment plan is touted by officials as a blueprint for spurring economic development in New Jersey, a goal seemingly embraced by many.

More Than the Shore: NJ Struggles to Capitalize on Historic Past

Given New Jersey's rich historic heritage, tourism could be more than the Jersey Shore. But even before the economic downturn, many involved with “heritage tourism” were concerned about some trends in how travelers view art and history.

Trenton Mayor Arrested in Corruption Probe

Federal agents have arrested the mayor of New Jersey's capital city as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.

A Slamming Good Time On The Jersey Shore

At the Keansburg Amusement Park in Keansburg, N.J., the "Bumper Car Psychos" have been crashing their way to fame since 1996. Every Friday night, Tom Mgerack and Keith Van Brunt cruise the track in their favorite cars, grinning from ear to ear as they slam their targets into the wall.

The Life and Death of Newark's Eighteenth Avenue School

After more than 130 years in Newark’s Central Ward, the Eighteenth Avenue School didn't open its doors to new and returning students on Thursday.

"There are a lot of misperceptions we have to deal with about this school and you are the folks we have chosen to deal with those through a long, hard process."
— Erskine Glover, principal of Quitman Street School on Special Report: Staffing Newark's Quitman Street School to Succeed

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Christie Admin Wants Tougher Penalties When Utilities Are Slow to Restore Service

The state’s four electric utilities would face stiffer penalties if they fail to quickly implement restoration plans in the event of severe storms, according to a recommendation introduced by the Christie administration. The governor wants the Legislature to move rapidly on the proposal, enacting it into law this fall.

N.J. Mayor Booker Backs Democratic Party Platform

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., presented the Democratic Party platform this week at the convention in Charlotte, N.C. Booker tells Steve Inskeep the economy is in a much better place than it was four years ago when Barack Obama first ran for president.

NJ AG Holds First Muslim Outreach Meeting

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa met with Muslim leaders on Wednesday in Newark as part of a Muslim Outreach Committee set up in the wake of the news that the NYPD had surveilled Muslim groups in the Garden State.

Camden Mayor Fights Crime by Sacking City Police Dept

Faced with the highest crime rate in the country, Camden Mayor Dana Redd is planning to replace the city’s unionized police force at the end of the month with a “Metro Division” of the Camden County Police Department.

Horizon NJ Health Slashes Medicaid Reimbursements for Home Healthcare

A 10 percent reduction in Medicaid reimbursements from Horizon NJ Health has caused an uproar in the home health community, which fears that the cut in reimbursements will hamper agencies’ ability to handle more clients just when demand is expected to soar due to a change in how Medicaid is ...

Christie: Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair Speech ‘Didn’t Work’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, fresh from his keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, said during an appearance on late night TV Tuesday that Clint Eastwood’s empty chair speech “didn’t work.”