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Jollibee Restaurant Follows Filipino Community to New Jersey

The line of customers, almost all of them Filipino immigrants, snaked out the door at the Jollibee fast food restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey.  It was opening day, and everyone was there for a taste of home.

Jollibee is a Filipino fast food chain that’s so beloved by Filipino ...

Christie Administration Looks to Outside Experts for School Turnaround Strategies

As the Christie administration considers its options for how to improve the lowest of the state’s low-performing schools, it will be leaning heavily on a group out of Washington, D.C., that is finding itself more and more in the education limelight.

Compromise, Caffeine and Trade-Offs: Behind NJ's New Tenure Reform Bill

With the signing yesterday of New Jersey’s new teacher tenure law, there was the expected fanfare about the stakeholders and bipartisan efforts that went into crafting the final bill.

Christie Distances Himself From Group Behind TV Ads

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie denied he has anything to do with a group that has spent $6 million on television advertising in New York and Philadelphia that promotes the governor.

Betting on the Future of Gambling in New Jersey

The future of gambling in New Jersey continues to take center stage for industry leaders and lawmakers in Trenton and Washington, D.C. Over the past several months, state and national legislators have drafted more than a dozen bills to expand gaming in the state to include sports betting, gambling via ...

Christie Signs Major Teacher-Tenure Overhaul

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an overhaul to New Jersey's tenure laws.

NJ Judo Fighter Crushed By Olympic Suspension

A 23-year-old judo fighter from New Jersey who was disqualified from the Olympics for pot use was distraught over his suspension, his mother told WNYC.

Christie’s National Prominence Aided by Anonymous Money

In the two years since Governor Chris Christie got elected to office, he has never stopped campaigning. Christie’s name and image are both in constant rotation in cyberspace, over the broadcast airwaves and in print. And he insists he’s got nothing to do with the group that is taking credit ...

Interactive Map: Unemployment in NJ By County

New Jersey’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly higher than the national average, but the situation is even bleaker in some counties in the state’s northern and southern ends.

Storm Data Shows Links to Global Warming: Report

Two vicious thunderstorms that slammed New Jersey in the past month are part of a trend that the northeast is experiencing due to global warming, according to a new report released by Environment New Jersey.

Soni and Phelps Win Gold Medals

Rebecca Soni of Plainsboro, New Jersey, has won a gold medal in the Women's 200m breaststroke at the Olympics on Thursday, and set another world record in the process. Michael Phelps won a gold in the men's 200m individual medley, upping his career record medal haul to a record 20.

Trooper Wins Jury Award in Whistleblower Suit

Jurors have awarded a New Jersey state trooper who filed a whistle-blower lawsuit more than $1 million.

Agency Approves Expanding Natural Gas Pipeline Through Jersey Wetlands

A much-contested natural gas pipeline expansion project in northern New Jersey cleared an important hurdle yesterday when the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission found it would have no significant impact on the environment if constructed.

Documents Detail Christie Administration's Plan for School Reform

The New Jersey Department of Education is moving forward with a reform plan for the state’s lowest performing schools by using private money from a California-based foundation.

Brownfields to Solar Farms, Christie Boosts Renewables

Governor Chris Christie was in Hackensack Tuesday to break ground on a Public Service Electric and Gas project that will convert a former brownfield site belonging to the utility into a solar farm along the Hackensack River. 

NJ Trooper in High Speed Escort of Sports Cars Surrenders

The second of two New Jersey state troopers facing criminal charges stemming from a high-speed escort of luxury cars down the Garden State Parkway this past spring has turned himself in.

NJ Ed Commish Goes His Own Way on Charter Regulations

The Christie administration is moving ahead with new regulations for charter schools, jumping ahead of the Legislature and its plans to take up the issue — and maybe a whole new law — in the fall.

The Politics of North and South: How a State Senator Saved Vineland

On paper, it was a no-brainer. The Vineland Developmental Center should be the next large institution closed as part of New Jersey’s strategy to move to community-based care for the developmentally disabled, state Human Resources Commissioner Jennifer Velez and her staff had decided.

At the Shore, Christie Pushes Tax Cuts

Governor Chris Christie is continuing his Jersey Shore stumping with a visit to Ocean City on Wednesday as part of what he's calling an "Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour." But a new poll shows his summer push for a 10 percent tax cut isn't convincing a majority of voters.

Court Rules NJ Schools Have Some Power Over Students After Hours

One of the trickier tasks for schools is deciding where they can draw the line in controlling and disciplining their students for misbehavior, even when it happens well off school grounds or outside school hours.