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Agency Approves Expanding Natural Gas Pipeline Through Jersey Wetlands

A much-contested natural gas pipeline expansion project in northern New Jersey cleared an important hurdle yesterday when the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission found it would have no significant impact on the environment if constructed.

Documents Detail Christie Administration's Plan for School Reform

The New Jersey Department of Education is moving forward with a reform plan for the state’s lowest performing schools by using private money from a California-based foundation.

Brownfields to Solar Farms, Christie Boosts Renewables

Governor Chris Christie was in Hackensack Tuesday to break ground on a Public Service Electric and Gas project that will convert a former brownfield site belonging to the utility into a solar farm along the Hackensack River. 

NJ Trooper in High Speed Escort of Sports Cars Surrenders

The second of two New Jersey state troopers facing criminal charges stemming from a high-speed escort of luxury cars down the Garden State Parkway this past spring has turned himself in.

NJ Ed Commish Goes His Own Way on Charter Regulations

The Christie administration is moving ahead with new regulations for charter schools, jumping ahead of the Legislature and its plans to take up the issue — and maybe a whole new law — in the fall.

The Politics of North and South: How a State Senator Saved Vineland

On paper, it was a no-brainer. The Vineland Developmental Center should be the next large institution closed as part of New Jersey’s strategy to move to community-based care for the developmentally disabled, state Human Resources Commissioner Jennifer Velez and her staff had decided.

At the Shore, Christie Pushes Tax Cuts

Governor Chris Christie is continuing his Jersey Shore stumping with a visit to Ocean City on Wednesday as part of what he's calling an "Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour." But a new poll shows his summer push for a 10 percent tax cut isn't convincing a majority of voters.

Court Rules NJ Schools Have Some Power Over Students After Hours

One of the trickier tasks for schools is deciding where they can draw the line in controlling and disciplining their students for misbehavior, even when it happens well off school grounds or outside school hours.

NJ Supreme Court Rules Judges Can Skimp on Pension Payments

New Jersey's Supreme Court says the state's judges don't have to contribute more to their pensions and health benefits, as is currently required of all other state employees.

NJ Buses Get Big Boost From Federal Funds

New Jersey made out with $76 million in federal funding for its buses — the biggest share of any state in the nation, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday.

NJ Still a Long Way from Recovery, Report Shows

The jump in New Jersey’s unemployment rate last month to 9.6 percent — the farthest the state has been above the national average in 30 years — is just the latest in a series of sobering statistics on the state’s economy and budget.

NJ Foster Care System is Improving, But Not Enough

New Jersey's child welfare system continues to get mixed results in its decade-long effort to better protect abused children.

Map | NJ Traffic Fatalities Up in 2011

After falling for three years in a row, the number of automobile fatalities in New Jersey rose in 2011, according to preliminary data from the State Police.

NJ Lawmakers Examine Oversight of Halfway Houses

The commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections defended the state’s system of halfway houses that has come under fire recently for reported rampant violence, drug use and escapes.

To Combat Counterfeiting, NJ Transit Unveils Secure Tickets

New Jersey Transit officials are cracking down on counterfeit tickets. Weekly and monthly passes will now feature an anti-counterfeit device, which can only be detected by the transit staff's special UV scanners.

NJ Asks Feds for Storm Aid for South Jersey

Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno has requested federal disaster aid for three southern New Jersey counties hit hard by weekend thunderstorms.

DreamWorks Plans Theme Park for Meadowlands

DreamWorks announced its plans to create an indoor theme park in the New Jersey Meadowlands — the Hollywood studio’s first — that would feature attractions based on its hit productions “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda” and others.

 

Delays at Newark Airport After Reports of Smoke in Control Tower

Flight delays could persist into the evening at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport after the control tower was evacuated for an hour due to a report of smoke in an elevator shaft.

NJ Teen Leaps From Seaside Heights Chairlift as Storm Looms

A teen girl jumped from a chair lift in Seaside Heights last weekend to avoid getting struck by lightening during a fast-moving storm.

Christie Says DC Needs 'NJ Approach' to Get Things Done

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in the nation's capital Monday morning to talk about "the New Jersey approach" to getting things done in government.