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Christie Tells Cabinet to Prepare for Possible Shutdown

Gov. Chris Christie is asking his cabinet members to prepare contingency plans in case he needs to shut down New Jersey's government if he can't reach an agreement on a new budget.

Court Blocks Christie on Affordable Housing

The New Jersey Supreme Court has blocked an attempt by Governor Chris Christie to eliminate the state's Council on Affordable Housing.

Rowan Goes Public With Opposition to Proposed Rutgers Merger

There's been no end to hoopla over the fact that the Rutgers University faculty opposes a proposed merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University. Now it appears that the Rowan faculty does not support the restructuring either.

“It feels more natural in some ways because of these stone walls. And then what’s growing up there is so much more robust and stronger than anything that was ever growing up on the High Line. In the Embankment, you really feel like you have a forest in the middle of Jersey City.”
— Robert Hammond, the co-founder and executive director of Friends of the High Line on Using the High Line as a Model, Jersey City Bets on the Embankment


Christie Calls Assembly Dems 'Skunks at the Party'

Gov. Chris Christie is calling Assembly Democrats "skunks at the garden party" for thwarting his income tax cut plan, but they say the GOP governor is only interested in lining the pockets of the rich.

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


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 ...