A New Jersey prosecutor says a homeless, 19-year-old unemployed man charged in the firebombings of two synagogues is an anti-Semite who intended to cause harm. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday that investigators believe Anthony Graziano of Lodi knew there were people inside when he threw Molotov cocktails into a Rutherford synagogue building that also houses the rabbi's family.
Same-sex marriage is set to take center stage in Trenton on Tuesday as a proposed bill gets its first hearing in the state Senate. Gay rights activists and those who oppose the bill are expected to be at the statehouse in large numbers for rallies outside and to testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
Governor Chris Christie is nominating an openly gay African-American and an Asian-American law enforcement official to the now all-white New Jersey Supreme Court.
The chairman of the New Jersey Assembly Education Committee said he plans to hold investigative hearings in February about why the Christie Administration has begun so few school construction and repair projects.
Opponents of a proposed gas pipeline extension planned to run through pristine wilderness in a protected part of the Highlands, N.J., the undeveloped northwest corner of the state, got a victory Thursday night when a council voted to delay action.
New Jersey’s acting Commissioner of Education, whose nomination to the post has been blocked, has found a way around that hurdle — he has established a residential address outside of Essex County.
New Jersey environmentalists are fighting a gas pipeline project that would cut through the protected Highlands, the undeveloped northwest corner of the state.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for a 10 percent across-the-board cut in state income taxes in his State of the State address Tuesday in Trenton.
Assembly Republican leader Alex DeCroce was eulogized Friday morning as a devoted family man, loyal friend and the man responsible for a constitutional amendment that gave crime victims more rights in New Jersey.
Governor Chris Christie will offer a eulogy Tuesday instead of his State of the State Address after his friend and political mentor, Assemblyman Alex DeCroce died at the Capitol early this morning as the two-year legislative session was coming to a close.
Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly say sending the governor a gay marriage bill will be a top priority in the new legislative session.
New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez has remained mum on why he is blocking the appointment of a popular judge backed by President Barack Obama to the federal appeals court – the first time a Democrat has held up an Obama judicial nomination.
A prominent education organization in New Jersey is criticizing the state's application for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is concluding its 49th season with "A Christmas Carol," staged with a few twists. The company's version was adapted for the stage by British playwright Neil Bartlett, who uses only exact words and passages from the Charles Dickens novel for his treatment.
The redrawing of New Jersey's congressional districts is expected to be decided Friday with a tie-breaking vote coming from the one non-partisan member of the commission.
A New Jersey state court upheld a decision Wednesday to allow a Hebrew immersion charter school to stay open in East Brunswick in what amounts to a legal victory for supporters of charter schools across the state, where multiple suburban districts are fighting similar proposals.
This time of year, the sidewalks are crammed with holiday shoppers along Fifth Avenue. But there was a time, not so long ago, when Newark's main street was a marquee shopping boulevard. Bits of the city's storied shopping past are still etched on the buildings — a reminder of what once was, and what, some people hope, the city can be again.
A New Jersey man accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter by allegedly leaving her in a creek still strapped into her car seat has agreed to return to his home state to stand trial.