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Opposition to Online Charters Heats Up State BOE Meeting

The State Board of Education on Wednesday got an earful on the Christie administration’s push for charter schools and other so-called innovations, both pro and con, some quite public and some a bit quieter.

Muslims Taking NYPD to Court Over Surveillance Face Uphill Climb

Lawyers for the Muslim plaintiffs suing the NYPD for its covert surveillance of communities in New Jersey are basing their case on claims that legal experts say may be difficult to prove.

With Primary Over, Pascrell Focuses on November

After a hard fought race against a fellow incumbent Democrat, Congressman Bill Pascrell defeated Congressman Steve Rothman to represent New Jersey’s new 9th District. Pascrell focused his campaign on increasing voter turnout in his strong holds.

Rutgers Boards Oppose Merger Plan, Oks Talks

Rutgers University's two governing boards affirmed their intent to keep control of the Camden and Newark campuses, however, they leave open the possibility of a higher education restructuring deal with the Legislature.

NJ Muslims Sue NYPD Over Surveillance Program

Calling it a last resort, a group of Muslims from New Jersey are suing the NYPD over a surveillance program that targeted their homes and houses of worship in the Garden State. It is the first legal challenge against the NYPD for practices targeting the Muslim community.

Pascrell, Payne Jr. Win Key NJ Primaries

New Jersey voted Tuesday in the first primary since redistricting eliminated one of the state's congressional districts. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell won a hard-fought battle of incumbents, besting fellow Congressman Steve Rothman in the Democratic primary in the state's newly drawn 9th District.

Live! NJ Election Results

New Jersey voters headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in the first primary since redistricting eliminated one of the state's congressional districts. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell won a hard-fought battle of incumbents Tuesday, besting fellow congressman Steve Rothman in the Democratic primary in New Jersey's newly drawn 9th District. ...

Bill for Merger of NJ Universities Introduced in Senate

Far-reaching legislation was introduced into the New Jersey Senate Monday to restructure the state’s higher education system, and critics are angry that the bill, framed by sponsors as a compromise, does not take into account most of the concerns that have formed the basis of a six-month controversy among the ...

The 2012 Voter Guide: Covering NJ's Candidates and Contests

Both parties' presidential nominees may be decided, but there are still a dozen high-profile battles around the state -- including the crowded Republican U.S. Senate field -- to draw voters to the polls on June 5.

Harris Defeat Underscores Political Impasse Over NJ Supreme Court

Republican Governor Chris Christie and Senate Democratic leaders are locked in a constitutional battle over the political balance and future independence of the New Jersey Supreme Court — one that threatens to leave the once-proud high court two justices short all the way through next year’s gubernatorial election.

Dems Duke it Out for Shot at Payne’s Seat

There’s less than a week to go before the Democratic primary, and candidates running to try and succeed the late Congressman Donald Payne Sr. have been relying on tried and true methods to make their case to the voters: name recognition, resumes and endorsements.

Christie Accuses Dems of 'Partisan Politics' after Court Pick is Voted Down

An angry Gov. Chris Christie accused Senate Democrats of playing partisan politics at the expense of the gay, black Republican he nominated to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Ex-Rutgers Student Reports to Jail in Webcam Spying Case

The former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on and intimidate his gay roommate has reported to the county jail where he will spend the next 30-days.

As you can see these families are coming here for a free meal, and they all have clean clothes. They are embarrassed but they get to take something home. My situation's a little bit different. I am actually a homeowner, and we struggle.
— Paul Oliver, longtime resident of Paterson, N.J. on Incumbents in NJ Battle for District That Is a Study in Contrasts

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After Cory Booker's Remarks, Press Aide Resigns

His communications director insisted that her departure had nothing to do with the Newark, N.J., mayor's controversial comments in which he criticized the Obama campaign for targeting Mitt Romney's experience at Bain Capital. Still, her exit shows how managing the mayor's political message has become a challenge as his star ...

Ex-Rutgers Student Convicted in Webcam Spy Case to Go to Jail

A day after apologizing for the first time, a former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate gave up his right to remain free on Wednesday while New Jersey prosecutors appeal his 30-day jail sentence.

Interactive Map | Wide Disparities in Child Wellbeing Throughout NJ

A child advocacy group's annual survey of the overall wellbeing of New Jersey's kids reveals there is a wide gap between the county where they fare the best, and the one where they fare the worst.

Bill Clinton to Stump for NJ Incumbent Locked in Battle With Fellow Democrat

Former President Bill Clinton will be in northern New Jersey this week to campaign for Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell, who is battling fellow Democrat Rep. Steve Rothman in a hotly contested primary in the 9th Congressional District.

Facebook Fund Releases Wish List for Newark Public Schools, Charters

The Foundation for Newark’s Future, the fund created from Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark public schools, will soon commit approximately $15 million to the city’s charter schools -- nearly doubling its overall outlay so far.

The Politics of the Budget: For Christie, Any Income Tax Cut Will Do

To Governor Chris Christie, any "10 percent income tax cut" will do — as long as he can sign it into law by July in time for the Republican National Convention in Tampa this summer. And, as he said this week, "if taxes do not get cut this year, it ...