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The best way to do it is to provide affordable housing in towns that have good schools, that have access to employment and to provide enrichment to children in a positive setting, and that’s what we’ve tried to do in Mount Laurel.
— Peter O’Connor, director of Fair Share Housing Development, Inc., which built the housing complex in Mount Laurel on Uncertain Fate for Decision That Paved the Way for Affordable Housing in NJ

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Rutgers Board Rejects Merger Plan

The Board of Trustees at Rutgers University has voted down a plan that would allow Rowan University to absorb its Camden campus.

Lautenberg Advocates for Rutgers to Stay in Camden

Sen. Frank Lautenberg is lobbying for Rutgers University to maintain its presence in Camden.

NJ's Highest Court Rules Sick-Leave Payout Caps Legal

The New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled that it is legal for the state to cap payouts for unused sick time for top school administrators.

New Jersey's High School Graduation Rates Drop

The New Jersey Department of Education Tuesday released 2011 graduation rates for high schools that were largely lower, in some cases significantly lower, than prior years.

Proposed Hess Plant in Newark Faces Community Opposition

Some Newark residents will continue voicing their opposition to a proposed natural gas power plant at a Planning Board meeting at City Hall Wednesday night.

NJ Mom Accused of Taking Daughter in Tanning Booth

A New Jersey mom is accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a stand-up tanning booth, and authorities say the girl suffered burns.

Christie Travels to Wisconsin to Support Governor in Recall Fight

New Jersey’s governor is making an appearance on the national political stage – this time on behalf of the embattled Wisconsin governor.

Ex- Rutgers Student Wants Hate Crime Convictions Dismissed

A former Rutgers University student who was convicted of hate crimes for using a webcam to see a snippet of his roommate kissing another man is asking a judge to overturn the jury's verdict.

Christie Shrugs Off Kimmel's Fat Jokes

Governor Chris Christie says having a sexy television star seated beside him made it easier to absorb the fat jokes Jimmy Kimmel made at his expense during the White House Correspondents' Club dinner.

Christie: Trooper Transfers Were Not My Doing

Governor Chris Christie said he was not involved in the decision to transfer 10 New Jersey state police commanders as the investigation into high-speed escorts of luxury sports cars continues.
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Details Begin to Emerge about Highway Escort of Sports Cars

State troopers reportedly escorted a group of expensive sports cars traveling at 100 mph down the Garden State Parkway last month. It’s raising question about whether New Jersey is sending mixed messages about aggressive driving.

NJ Dems Rip Proposed Rutgers-Rowan Merger

Some New Jersey Democrats took aim at a controversial plan to merge the Rutgers-Camden campus with Rowan University during a hearing on higher education funding Wednesday.

'Ellen' Inflates Newark Mayor Cory Booker's Achievements

A glowing video about Newark Mayor Cory Booker that aired on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show Tuesday made some dubious claims about his tenure – including a claim that crime has dropped “almost 50 percent” under his leadership.

Top NJ Officials Discuss High-Speed Police Escorts

New Jersey's top state law enforcement officials discussed high-speed police escorts during a meeting Wednesday.

We started some years ago to form and support the Rowan name for education and I’m not anxious to change it.

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2 NJ Troopers Suspended Amid Highway Escort Probe

New Jersey officials are investigating allegations that state troopers escorted “high-end” sports cars, without permission, along several state highways last month.

Nets Fall in Final NJ Home Game

The Philadelphia 76ers spoiled the Nets' final game in New Jersey with a 105-87 victory Monday night. For New Jersey fans it was a bittersweet game. In the fall, the NJ Nets will be re-billed the Brooklyn Nets and play in the yet to be completed Barclays Center.

Traffic Down, Revenues Soar After Toll Hike

Six months after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey raised prices at its six bridges and tunnels, the numbers are in: about a half million fewer drivers per month are using them. That's a 5 percent decrease overall.

“We must provide our principals with the same type of meaningful feedback and data on their performance that we are now beginning to provide to teachers if we are serious in our mission to continue to improve student outcomes.”
— Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf on NJ Launches Evaluation Pilot for School Principals

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