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Christie Critical of NYPD Surveillance Secrecy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kept up his criticism of the New York Police Department on Thursday saying the department ignored one of the key lessons of the 9/11 attacks when it conducted secret surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey: sharing information.

Defense Asks for Mistrial as Testimony Continues about Clementi Webcam

The defense attorney for Dharun Ravi requested a mistrial Thursday, but it was turned down by Middlesex County Judge Glenn Berman.

Follow NJPR managing editor @nancysolomon2 for live updates from the courtroom.

Gov Christie Critical of NYPD Surveillance Secrecy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has sharply criticized the New York Police Department for not informing federal law enforcement agencies about their secret surveillance of Muslims in Newark.

Witness Says Rutgers Roommate Aimed Web Cam at Clementi's Bed

A friend of Dharun Ravi testified Wednesday in the Rutgers webcam spying trial that he helped the defendant adjust his webcam to aim it toward Tyler Clementi’s bed.

NJ Revives Long-Closed Bergen County Hospital

New Jersey health officials say a long-shuttered Bergen County hospital will reopen as an emergency care facility after years of tussling over its future.

“I was sad, overwhelmed, I felt very bad if anything had happened. I was just overwhelmed with emotions of sadness and I just felt so bad for what happened that I was just… I wanted to be with my parents."

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Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Newark Airport

Newark Liberty Airport was briefly shut down after a commercial passenger plane with hydraulic problems was forced to make an emergency landing Monday.

Webcam Witness Takes Stand in Tyler Clementi Spying Case

The student who pleaded guilty in the Rutgers webcam spying case testified Monday about how she and Dharun Ravi watched Tyler Clementi kiss a man in the dorm room across the hall.

Former NJ Governor Codey: I Never Authorized the NYPD to Spy in NJ

Former New Jersey Governor Dick Codey refuted a report that he was the one who gave the NYPD permission to spy in New Jersey residents.

Most NJ School Districts Set for Slight Uptick in Aid

New Jersey's Education chief says 90 percent of school districts would see modest increases in state aid under Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Targeted Muslims in NJ Say Reports of NYPD Spying Are 'Shocking'

A day after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie described reports of NYPD surveillance targeting Muslims in Newark as “disturbing,” many of those monitored said they were stunned to learn that the department had singled out their businesses, schools and mosques.

Lawyers in Tyler Clementi Trial Lay Out Their Cases

The reading of racy texts and details about the night students crowded around a computer in a college dorm room to see Tyler Clementi kiss a man were part of the first day of testimony in the Rutgers webcam spying case.

Timeline | Rutgers Bullying Trial

Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi is on trial for using a webcam to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in 2010. Use our timeline to catch up on the events leading up to the trial, and get updates as the case proceeds.

Christie: Report of Spying on Muslims in NJ Is 'Disturbing'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he found a report of NYPD surveillance operation targeting Muslims in Newark "disturbing."

Jury Shaping Up in Tyler Clementi Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial

Jury selection will resume Thursday in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate.

Christie's Budget Sets Stage for 2013

The 2013 gubernatorial race is still over a year away, but in many ways the budget address Governor Chris Christie gave on Tuesday is critical to setting up the backdrop for his potential re-election bid.  Christie is positioning Democrats to look like they oppose a tax cut for everybody.

Transcript: Christie’s Budget Address as Prepared for Delivery

Lieutenant Governor, Mr. President, Madam Speaker, members of the Legislature, distinguished guests, former Governors, and citizens of the State of New Jersey:

 

It is my pleasure, and my duty, to present to you my budget for the year ending June 30, 2013.

 

Two years ...

NJ Jury Pool Shrinks in Tyler Clementi Rutgers Bullying Case

The pool of prospective jurors has shrunk from 274 to just fewer than 100 for the trial of a former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

Christie Delivers NJ Budget Address

The governor in his budget address Tuesday proposed expanding a program that focuses on long-term social and vocational rehabilitation for former service members.

Jury Selection Under Way in Clementi Webcam Spying Case

Jury selection continues this week in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.