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Ongoing Questions in Menendez Saga

Questions continue to dog New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez about his relationship with his friend and campaign donor, Doctor Salomon Melgen.

Paterson Silk Strike, 100 Years Later

Hidden away in the quiet New Jersey suburb of Haledon, N.J., a stately Victorian home is the epicenter of a movement to remember a big labor victory in the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913.

Menendez Ethics Review Could Take Months

The Senate Ethics committee is looking at whether Senator Bob Menendez acted improperly when he failed to disclose gifts from a political donor who is under investigation by the FBI.

Mixed Reviews for Wanding in Newark Schools

Metal detectors and security guards have been part of high school life in New Jersey’s largest city for more than 30 years. And students are pretty happy about it.


Debris Removal Firm Has Deep NJ Political Ties, Report Finds

The Christie administration was quick to sign up with a Florida firm to help clean up the state after Sandy. The firm, Ashbritt, specializes in expediting Federal Emergency Management Agency payments for debris removal for local governments. It also has given close to $300,000 dollars to both the Republican and ...

Wave of Out-of-State Builders Has NJ on Guard

New Jersey is seeing an unprecedented wave of home improvement contractors from out-of-state, looking to cash in on repairing the tens of thousands of homes damaged by Sandy, according to state officials. The state's Division of Consumer Affairs is warning that failure to do some basic research could cost home ...

Senator Menendez Returns to DC Amidst Ethics Review

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez heads back to Washington Monday as questions over his relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a long time friend and major campaign donor from Florida, continue to attract scrutiny.

Hoboken Slowly Getting Back to Normal

Three months after Sandy sent floodwaters streaming through the streets of Hoboken, things look mostly back to normal. But behind the scenes, the recovery continues.

#CoastCheck Roadtrip

As communities struggle with the question of whether to rebuild or retreat after Sandy, WNYC reporter Janet Babin and videographer Amy Pearl are touring coastal towns.

Christie: NJ Adopting Feds' Advisory Flood Maps

Governor Chris Christie says New Jersey is adopting the advisory flood maps released last month by the federal government to help guide rebuilding following Sandy.

Seaside Heights Faces ‘Economic Suicide’ If Boardwalk Isn’t Rebuilt by May

The iconic boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore is being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Sandy. Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers says the boardwalk should be restored by Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.

Christie Takes Aim At Gun Violence and NRA

In response to the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting, Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a panel to evaluate current gun laws in the state.

Sandy Aid Debate Heats Up in the House

This weekend, in several towns hit hard by Sandy in both New York and New Jersey, residents turned out at impromptu "Walk A Mile In Our Shoes" rallies aimed at keeping pressure on Washington to pass the $50.7 billion dollar relief bill.

Christie State of the State Focuses on Re-Building

Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign with a State of the State address that viewed his governorship through his own rosy lens and repeated his campaign mantra that everything the state needs – including a massive rebuilding effort after Sandy – can be achieved without raising taxes.

Christie's State of the State Address to Stick to Sandy Rebuild Theme

The pomp and circumstance of the 2013 Governor's State of the State address comes in an election year in which both the governorship and the entire state legislature are up for grab...

Watch and Chat Live: NJ State of the State Address

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to address the state's efforts at rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, as well as his contentious proposal to cut taxes in the year ahead. Watc...

Most Eligible Newark Teachers Take a Pass on New Bonus Program

As Newark’s landmark teachers contract begins to be implemented, only about 20 percent of district teachers who can opt to earn bonuses for exemplary evaluations and service in hard-to-fill slots have actually decided to do so.

Budget Cuts Loom as Shortfall Tops $700M

With New Jersey facing a $705 million budget shortfall that could easily double by June, the Senate Democratic budget chairman yesterday called upon the Christie administration to lay out a plan to close the gap before the size of the deficit becomes virtually unmanageable.

Sandy Aid Delay Felt on Main Street

The delay in billions of dollars in Sandy disaster aid is hurting the finances of scores of municipalities throughout the region and adding uncertainty for tens of thousands of small businesses in those towns.

Union Fights Computer Learning that Replaces Teachers

New Jersey's largest teacher's union has gone to court to close a Newark charter school where students spend hours each day in front of a computer screen.