Joe Hernandez


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N.J. Bill Would Require Outside Prosecutors To Investigate Deaths Involving Police

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Jersey officials want to require the state attorney general to investigate all deaths at the hands of police. But the state's top law enforcement official says that will erode public trust.


Democrats In New Jersey Will Rework Redistricting Plans After Backlash

Monday, December 17, 2018

Voters in four states have approved ballot measures to rein in partisan gerrymandering. In New Jersey, democratic lawmakers rejected a plan that would have given them an advantage in future elections.


GOP Targets N.J. Sen. Menendez, Who's Dogged By Ethics Questions

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Democrats are concerned they could lose a seat in liberal New Jersey even though incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez escaped federal corruption charges last year.


Report Reveals Widespread Sexual Abuse By Over 300 Priests In Pennsylvania

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse details decades of misconduct and cover-up in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses.


Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of New Jersey's Bail Overhaul

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Jersey will be able to keep using a new system that eliminates cash bail. A federal judge Monday ruled in favor of the new system, against the wishes of the bail bonds industry.


Sports Betting Starts In New Jersey After A Decade Of Legal Battles

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sports betting has gone back and forth in court for a decade in New Jersey, the state central in the case before the U.S. Supreme Court last month. This week the governor signed a bill legalizing it.


Democrats Divided As They Try To Flip N.J. House Seat

Thursday, May 31, 2018

New Jersey has several Republican House seats Democrats would like to flip. In one, the Democratic primary involves a candidate who is moderate on gun issues and backed by party establishment figures.


Jury Begins Deliberation In Sen. Menendez Corruption Trial

Monday, November 06, 2017

A jury will begin deliberation in the corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. The Justice Department alleges that Menendez traded gifts of a lavish lifestyle for government favors with his friend, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.


GOP Gubernatorial Candidates In New Jersey And Virginia Are Focusing On Illegal Immigration

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This fall in New Jersey and Virginia, Republican candidates aligned with party's business-friendly wing are campaigning against illegal immigration. The attack ads in both statewide gubernatorial elections claim their Democratic opponents wouldn't enforce immigration laws.


Corruption Trial Of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez Continues

Monday, October 16, 2017

The defense phase of the corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., begins on Monday. Prosecutors said Menendez traded government favors with friends in return for a luxurious lifestyle.


Accused Of Accepting Lavish Trips And Gifts, Sen. Menendez Goes On Trial

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The corruption case is a major political fall for a man who made his name fighting public corruption. But prosecutors face an uphill battle at trial thanks to a recent Supreme Court case.


Over Dinner, Paulsboro Residents Dish on N.J. Politics and Politicians

Monday, July 17, 2017

A few weeks ago, we asked five Paulsboro, New Jersey, residents to discuss politics over ravioli, roast pork and cannoli.

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New Jersey Marks Day 3 Of Government Shutdown Over Budget Impasse

Monday, July 03, 2017

State offices were closed and employees were furloughed as New Jersey marked day three of its government shutdown. Gov. Chris Christie and state legislators are at an impasse over the state's $35 million budget. The governor remained defiant, despite taking heat for spending the weekend with his family at a state beach that was off-limits to the public.


New Jersey Starts Holiday Weekend With A Government Shutdown

Monday, July 03, 2017

Eleven states failed to pass a new fiscal year budget by last Friday's deadline. In New Jersey, that led to a government shutdown. The legislature will meet on Monday to try to work out a compromise.


A Look at New Jersey's Governor’s Race From the Blue-Collar Enclave of Paulsboro

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Paulsboro is paying attention, because whoever follows Christie could make a mark on the small town of 6,000 residents — for better or worse.


Former Chris Christie Aides Sentenced To Prison Over 'Bridgegate'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Two former top allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have received prison sentences for their roles in closing lanes on a bridge in what became known as the "Bridgegate" scandal.


Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.


Scuba Diving to Ship Wrecks

Thursday, August 08, 2013

New York’s and New Jersey's waterways are home to dozens of shipwrecks.

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A-Rod's Background Points to Troubled Path

Monday, August 05, 2013

Judgment Day for Alex Rodriguez has arrived. Major League Baseball hit the Yankees slugger with a 211-game suspension that will keep him out the rest of this season and through 2014.  


Summer on Stage: What's New in Theater

Friday, July 19, 2013

A court battle between Hasidic Jews and hipsters. A comedy superstar playing bluegrass music. A trip to Buenos Aires for a taste of tango. Those are just a few of the stories you'll find on New York stages this summer.