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Gov. Christie Gets Close Up View of Sandy’s Destruction

On Bordentown Road in the Old Bridge section of Sayreville, N.J.,  traumatized residents begged Governor Chris Christie to come and view what Sandy had wrought. What he saw was one home after another where the force of Sandy had moved homes off their foundations

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 'Postpones' Halloween

The notoriously tough New Jersey governor said it was a "commonsense and necessary step" to keep citizens safe.

VIDEO: Sandy's Damage As Seen From The Sky

Footage taken from a National Guard Helicopter shows the power of Sandy's storm surge.

Hurricane Sandy: Will the Utilities Do Any Better This Time?

With predictions of a potentially catastrophic storm hitting New Jersey, many residents probably will spend lot of time without any power this week.

Track | Live Updates from #NJSandy

NJ News Commons, based at Montclair State, monitors the hurricane recovery efforts and pulls together information from multiple news sources across the state.

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. Are you in a flood zone? Check out WNYC's NY-NJ storm surge map.

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 hap...

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.