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NJ Budget Officials Forecast Shows Lower Revenue

The Legislature's chief budget officer says New Jersey has achieved only half of the $1 billion in revenue growth Gov. Chris Christie anticipated for this fiscal year.

A Look at Life Inside Ravi's Jailhouse Digs

The ex-Rutgers student who was convicted of 15 counts including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate will spend next month inside a jail cell in a Northern New Jersey facility

Prominent Lawmaker Seeks to Slow Down NJ's Virtual Charters

As students continue to sign up for New Jersey’s first experiments with online charter schools, one leading legislator is asking the state to slow down.

Rowan Faculty, Employees Endorse No-Merger Recommendation

A union representing Rowan University’s faculty, adjunct faculty, coaches, and librarians has endorsed a set of recommendations that oppose the school’s proposed merger with Rutgers-Camden. Despite a pledge of neutrality by Rowan’s administration and the union itself, representatives of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 2373 voted to approve ...

Both Sides Dissatisfied With Sentence in Webcam Spy Trial

A former Rutgers student was sentenced to 30-days in jail after he was was convicted of invasion of privacy and a hate crime for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate. Both the defense and the prosecution are unhappy with the sentence given to Dharun Ravi in the ...

Muslim Leaders, Officials Discuss NYPD Surveillance in NJ

Muslim leaders in New Jersey have been invited back to Trenton for a follow-up meeting with the state's attorney general. They are expected to discuss the state's response to the New York Police Department's secret surveillance of Muslims in Newark, New Jersey.

Ex-Rutgers Student Gets 30 Days in Jail, Probation in Webcam Spy Trial

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says the 30-day sentence given to a former Rutgers student who was convicted of invasion of privacy and a hate crime for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate is "insufficient" and plans on appealing the sentence.

Ex-Rutgers Student to Be Sentenced in Webcam Spy Trial

The former Rutgers student who was convicted of invasion of privacy and a hate crime for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

Follow @BrigidBergin for the latest from inside the courtroom.

NJ Lawmakers to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, making the offense similar to a parking violation.

Camden Opens New Chapter in Christie Education Reform Agenda

What with its size and Facebook fortune, Newark gets all the press. But Camden is quickly becoming ground zero south for the Christie administration’s push for education reform.

Rutgers-Camden, Rowan University, Closer to a Compromise

Legislators and university officials are getting nearer to a deal giving Rutgers-Camden more autonomy from its New Brunswick campus and bringing it closer to — but not making it a part of — Rowan University.

Christie, Booker Channel Seinfeld in Video Parody

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the mayor of New Jersey's largest city are channeling the Seinfeld-Newman rivalry in a video parody that spoofs the mayor's heroics and Christie's vice presidential potential.

Democrats Rip Christie Tax Compromise

New Jersey Democrats are seizing on a new report that shows tax collections are down to oppose a tax cut compromise offered by Governor Chris Christie and one of the own, Senate President Stephen Sweeney.

Pitted Against Each Other, NJ Incumbent Dems Battle for Party's Progressives

Democrat incumbent New Jersey Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman used their final broadcast debate Monday night to try make a pitch for the party's progressives ahead of the June 5 primary to decide who should represent the freshly drawn 9th district.

Airport Worker Allegedly Had Man's ID Before Death

More details are emerging in the case of a Newark Liberty Airport security supervisor who allegedly has been using the identity of a dead man for the last 20 years.

For Those Making Less, A Greater Chance of Being Hit by Cars

In Newark, roughly 500 pedestrians are struck by cars each year. It’s one of just two dozen cities across the country singled out by the federal government as a pedestrian safety focus city. Experts say that's not an anomaly: there's a statistical correlation between high-poverty neighborhoods and the likelihood of ...

Board Approves Newark Power Plant Despite Opposition

Newark's planning board has approved a natural gas power plant  for an industrial neighborhood in the city's Ironbound district.

Protesters: No Jail for Ex-Student in Webcam Case

The mother of the former Rutgers student convicted of hate crimes in a webcam spying case says her son does not deserve jail time.

Incumbent Dems Battle for New NJ District in 2nd Debate

Longtime Democratic Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Steve Rothman will face off in their second debate at Montclair University on Monday night.

Interactive Map: Waste and Recycling in NJ

New Jerseyans are recycling less of their waste than they did in the mid-1990s, data from the state Department of Environmental Protection show.