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“These policies have positioned New Jersey for business expansion, economic growth and job creation as our economy recovers.”
— Maureen Hassett, of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on NJ Spent $178M on Business Tax Incentive: Report


Trustee Considers Going After Assets of MF Global Execs

The court-appointed lawyer responsible for recovering more than a billion dollars for former customers of the commodities broker MF Global said Thursday he may go after the personal assets of company executives.

NJ Puts New Labels on Schools for Test Scores, Graduation Rates

With No Child Left Behind essentially off the books, welcome to New Jersey’s new age — and labels — for school accountability.

NJ Voters Support NYPD Muslim Surveillance: Poll

Most New Jersey voters approve of the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims in the state, according to a new poll.

Christie Tries to Dampen Down VP Speculation

Now that Mitt Romney has a clear path the Republican nomination for president, focus has begun to shift to who his potential running mate might be. Gov. Chris Christie’s name has been floated often. But the New Jersey governor repeated Wednesday that he has “a job to do here."

New Brush Fires Erupt in NJ Meadowlands

Firefighters remain on the scene of a large brush fire in the meadowlands of northern New Jersey that's producing plumes of thick, black smoke.

Booker Defends Public Feud with Devils Owner

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is taking a long-simmering dispute with New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek public. 

New Jersey’s High Tech Classrooms

A computer voice guides 12-year-old Amir Accoo to spell the words he hears through his headphones: emergency, bulldozer,  minutes. Accoo spells minutes wrong and is asked to try that one again, several times. Later, he clicks on a proofreading button.

Report Disputes Christie's ARC Tunnel Fears

Independent congressional investigators are raising questions about why New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scrapped the Hudson River rail tunnel project in 2010.

PACs Skirting NJ's Anti-Corruption Laws

An examination by New Jersey's largest newspaper, The Star Ledger, has found that political action committees are managing to get around the state's new anti-corruption laws.

Foreclosures Still Climbing For NJ Commercial Properties

Alongside pronouncements that the state’s business outlook is brightening, foreclosures of non-residential properties have been increasing in New Jersey.

Spoof Column Praising Hitler Draws Rutgers Rebuke

Rutgers University is investigating as a bias incident a student newspaper's spoof column praising Adolf Hitler.

Port Authority Awaits Fed Decision on Bayonne Bridge Project

Port Authority officials are waiting to find out whether the federal government will allow a project involving the Bayonne Bridge to move through a faster permit process.

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Both governors made big investments this week: one in infrastructure, the other in Israel.

Christie: Israel Trip Will Yield Dividends at Home

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he brought a little Jersey to Jerusalem this week in hopes of drumming up business and jobs back home.

I did everything that everybody would call the American Dream. You buy your home. You buy a car. You raise your children, right. You do everything -- and then everything’s gone and you have to start over again. It’s disheartening, but it’s reality.


NJ Wants to Collect on Unredeemed Gift Cards

You know that gift card you got but never spent? Well, New Jersey would be happy to take it off your hands.

New Orchestra Seeks Hip Young Audience in New Jersey

New Jersey has, in recent times, been mostly a backwater when it comes to start-up orchestras that specialize in contemporary programming and offbeat formats. But no longer.

Autism Diagnosis Rates on the Rise in New Jersey

Walter Zahorodny, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, discusses the reasons why New Jersey's autism rate is one of the highest in the country, according to a report released last week by the Center for Disease Control ...

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Cuomo gets a budget deal done early, while Christie live-tweets a Bruce Springsteen concert.