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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 ...

Kevin Smith Says Growing Up in ‘Toxic Waste Dump’ NJ Emboldened Him to Create

Comic book guru Kevin Smith, a New Jersey native whose new TV “Comic Book Men” is set in the state, said growing up in the Garden State emboldened him to push himself artistically.

Grid Operator, Incumbent Power Suppliers, Attempt End-Run Around Consumers

In a step angering officials in New Jersey and Maryland, the regional operator of the nation’s largest power grid is moving to adopt rules that the states say will make it tougher for them to subsidize the new power plants needed to increase reliability and lower costs for consumers.

Transition and Crisis in New Jersey's Nursing Profession

Yet even as nurses assume greater responsibilities, the nursing profession is in a double bind. Many older nurses are looking to retire; according to a recent survey they'll do just that when the economy rebounds. Meanwhile, their replacements will likely be in short supply. But the key obstacle to filling ...

Romney Taps Christie to Headline in Battleground State of Ohio

The Romney campaign has turned to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to headline at least five campaign events in 24 hours in the key battleground state of Ohio.

Most NJ Voters Support Obama Health Care Reforms: Poll

The majority of New Jersey voters back President Barack Obama's health care reforms and hope that the state expands Medicare, according to a new WNYC/Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

More Female Farmers Cropping Up in Garden State

After graduating from Cornell University with an ecology degree, Jess Niederer ditched the research lab in favor of a new workspace: New Jersey farmland.

Christie: Both Parties Fail Cities

Gov. Chris Christie blasted both political parties on Tuesday for "failed leadership" when it comes to America's cities.