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In NJ, Residents Prepare for the Worst

In New Jersey, residents prepared for Hurricane Sandy as the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday.

As Sandy Aims for Southern NJ, State Prepares for Impact

Governor Chris Christie called for mandatory evacuations of barrier islands from Sandy Hook to Cape May.

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Appellate Court Upholds NJ Superintendent Salary Caps

Ever since Gov. Chris Christie in late 2010 imposed tight limits on school superintendent pay, there was the presumption that this issue would ultimately have to be decided in the courts.

NJ Court: Infertile Men, Women Not the Same

New Jersey's Supreme Court upheld a law Wednesday that critics say discriminates against infertile women — ruling that a woman uses a surrogate to give birth with someone else’s eggs cannot be considered the mother unless she adopts the child.

NJ Assembly Looks Into Unspent Foreclosure Funds

The New Jersey Assembly held hearings Wednesday on the Christie administration's programs to reduce foreclosures in the state. The hearings focused on $300 million in aid from the federal government that was intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure.

Journalists Blocked From Voters at NJ Polls on Election Day

A federal judge in New Jersey is blocking a group of more than 100 newspapers from getting access to voters as they leave polling places on Election Day.

NJ Woman Sues NBA for Gender Discrimination

A New Jersey woman who worked for the NBA as a senior account executive filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the league.

Water Companies Will Earn Faster ROI on Infrastructure Upgrades

Parts of New Jersey's water and sewer systems are more than 100-years old. Given that the average usable life of pipe is about 50 years, this situation is an accident waiting to happen. Why don't the utilities move to address the problem? They're worried about how long it will take ...

2 Teens Charged in Death of NJ Girl

A New Jersey prosecutor says two teenage brothers have been charged with murdering a 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a recycling bin.

The Legal Question for Camden: What Constitutes a Toxic School?

Does a child attending a low-performing New Jersey school district -- arguably the state’s lowest-performing district -- have a constitutional right to pursue a better education elsewhere?

Facebook Foundation Turns Corner with Contribution to Newark Contract

The Foundation for Newark’s Future, the organization created to distribute Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark schools, hasn't exactly set the world ablaze.

Kyrillos, 'Christie Friend,' Challenges Menendez for Senate Seat

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is waging a spirited campaign for re-election, despite holding an 18-point lead in the polls. He has more money and more name recognition than Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. But Kyrillos has his ace in the hole.

Newark Teachers Contract, a Game-Changer for NJ's Often-Troubled School District

It is touted as a historic agreement, one that will remake how Newark teachers are judged and paid -- one that may even serve as a model for other school districts around the country.

Revitalizing Newark Through Jazz

Before World War II, Newark, N.J., was a cultural hub. The city’s trying to recapture that legacy with a new jazz festival taking place this week.

Newark Teachers Reach Contract Deal

Two years in the making — two very public years, thanks to Facebook — and the Newark teachers union has reached a preliminary agreement with the Christie administration for a new contract that will include bonus pay and an unprecedented role for teachers to police and evaluate their peers.

In NJ Congressional District, Widow Seeks to Recapture Seat from GOP

New Jersey Democrats have been telling reporters for months that their best shot at picking up a seat in the House of Representatives is in the state's 3rd Congressional District that includes portions of much of Ocean and almost all off Burlington County. 

The Real Jersey Comeback

Analysts, developers, and academicians all saw hopeful signs, however faint, for New Jersey’s economy and housing market, but told a state conference in Atlantic City that the highly suburbanized state is poorly adjusted for longer-term changes.

2 More Meningitis Cases in NJ Related to Outbreak

New Jersey health officials have linked two more fungal meningitis cases to a nationwide outbreak caused by a potentially tainted medication.

Senate Committee Struggles to Gain Traction for Cleaner Vehicles

Few dispute the notion that New Jersey needs to expand efforts to usher in a new era of cleaner vehicles, a step advocates say will improve air quality and potentially create tens of thousands of well-paying, green jobs.

Craft Distillers Ask State to Repeal Prohibition-Era Laws

The owner of New Jersey's largest estate winery would like to do it. So would the mayor of Princeton Township. But so far, the only person to open a distillery in post-Prohibition New Jersey is James Yoakum. The 27-year-old Philadelphia real estate broker is waiting final approval to start legally ...