Recent Articles

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.

Prosecutor: Student in Rutgers Webcam Spy Case Deserves Prison

A former Rutgers University student did not show remorse for using a webcam to spy on his roommate kissing another man and should be sent to prison, prosecutors said in court filings Thursday.

Christie Vetoes Health Care Legislation

Governor Chris Christie on Thursday vetoed legislation that would have established a health care exchange, called for under the President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

NJ State Debt More Than Anticipated Revenues

New Jersey owed nearly $34 billion at the end of the 2011 fiscal year, more than the $32 billion in anticipated state revenues in the coming fiscal year.

Tonight: Marc-André Hamelin to Tackle Monster Concerto

Busoni's Piano Concerto is the biggest in the repertoire: five movements, 70 minutes long, both enigmatically philosophical and riotously tuneful, and augmented with a male chorus in the finale to boot.

Suit Blocks NJ State ID Program

A New Jersey court ruled to delay the use of controversial new licensing requirements that critics say violates individuals’ privacy and opens them up to identity theft.

Christie’s Popularity Spikes Compared to Last Year: Poll

Governor Chris Christie is significantly more popular among New Jersey voters this spring than he was a year ago, according to a new poll.

Democrat Incumbents Pitted Against Each Other in Battle for NJ District

Two veteran New Jersey lawmakers traded barbs last night during a rare debate that pitted incumbents on the same side of the aisle against one another.

Co-Workers Rescue Man From Vat Of Acid

At a New Jersey construction site Monday, a man fell into a tank containing a solution of nitric acid. Authorities say it took a lot of courage for his co-workers do reach in and pull him out, but they did.

Vote on Controversial Newark Power Plant Expected This Week

A vote on whether to allow Hess to build a controversial natural gas power plant in Newark will go in front of the city's planning board this week.

The fact that Bill Clinton has endorsed Pascrell is important. A lot of endorsements don't really matter. But that one does matter.
— Peter Woolley, professor of Political Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Primary Battle for NJ’s 9th Heats Up


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


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.