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Hearings Press State To Legalize Gay Marriage

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawyers for gay couples and New Jersey's government laid out their cases to a judge Thursday on whether she should order the sta...

'Crime Of All Kinds Has Increased': Austerity Stories From New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Amid all the job losses that have taken place in recent years, the public sector has been one of the hardest hit areas. Between 2009 and 2012, state a...

Public Art and Argument

Agnes Gund | Posted 10.09.2012 | Arts
Agnes Gund

For art and artists, for community and country, for the affirmation of "public" in "public art," we can't have a better model of decision-making and decision-taking than the latest drama in Indianapolis.

Man Admits To Brokering Illegal Sale Of Organs, Awaits Sentencing

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 09.10.2012 | Crime

TRENTON, N.J. — A New York City man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Wednesday in what experts said was the first federal conviction for p...

Why We Can't Afford Our Nation's Public Education Debt

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

It is clear: Politicians are playing politics with education. And it's a game we cannot afford to lose.

Trenton's Police Officers Can Now Use As Much Toilet Paper As They Want

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business

March 14 (Reuters) - The great toilet paper crisis in New Jersey's capital city is over. Police, firefighters and other Trenton city w...

Toilet Paper Crisis Unfurls In N.J.

AP | Posted 05.13.2012 | Weird News

TRENTON, N.J. — Officials in New Jersey's capital say they've resolved a fight over toilet paper. Trenton's The Times newspaper () reports Mayo...

Belva Plain Dies: Acclaimed Novelist Dead At 95

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

TRENTON, N.J. — Belva Plain wrote more than 20 best-selling novels over several decades, an achievement she began working toward only after her ...

I Am Fed Up!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Russell Simmons

I was inspired to fund the Peacekeepers -- an initiative that seeks to deter crime in unstable neighborhoods -- after the wave of youth violence that has engulfed our nation. I, like so many community members, am fed up.

Teen Sold 7-Year-Old Sister For Sex At Party

AP | BETH DeFALCO and AARON MORRISON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — It started with a party invitation to a 15-year-old girl from some men she knew. She took her 7-year-old stepsister to an apartm...

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign executive orders

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie planned get to work straight away on his first full day in office by signing nearly a dozen executive or...

N.J. establishes driver surcharge amnesty program

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

David Gard/Times of TrentonState workers heading home walk past the Statehouse.TRENTON -- Drivers who owe New Jersey millions in surcharges may so...

N.J. Gov. elect-Chris Christie will spend time in Mendham on Christmas

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- New Jersey's governor-elect said Christmas for him came early on Election Day. Chris Christie said becoming governor was the only gift ...

N.J. gets $132M from U.S. government for homeland security projects

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerA November 2008 file photo of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). Lautenberg said $37.3 million will be spent on ...

Former Tyco board member Frank Walsh settles N.J. lawsuit for $5.6M

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- A former board member at Tyco International has agreed to pay $5.6 million to settle a state lawsuit, officials announced today. Frank ...

Flags will fly half-staff in N.J. Tuesday to honor fallen soldier

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- Flags at all New Jersey state buildings will be flown at half-staff Tuesday in recognition of a fallen soldier with ties to the Garden ...

N.J. launches 'transparency' website that tracks state spending

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- New Jersey taxpayers can now more easily track how the state spends money using a Web site Governor Corzine has launched during his fin...

Corzine, Christie spar over health screenings in N.J. governor's race

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- While the nation grapples with controversial proposals to reform its health care system, the candidates for governor in New Jersey are ...

Sheila Oliver becomes first African-American female speaker of N.J. Assembly

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- Sheila Oliver became New Jersey's first black female Assembly Speaker this afternoon at a swearing-in ceremony at the Trenton War Memor...

N.J. panel approves bill requiring state workers to live in state

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AP Photo/Mel EvansAssembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman spoke about her advocacy for better services for New Jersey inmates and their fam...

Proposal to install cooling towers at Oyster Creek nuclear plant put on hold

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AP Photo/Asbury Park PressA 1998 file photo of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station is shown in Lacey Township. TRENTON -- A proposal to re...

N.J. law aims to protect foreign-born women from human trafficking

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

John O'Boyle/The Star-LedgerA file photo of Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset).TRENTON -- A new law in New Jersey seeks to protect foreign...

GOP gubernatorial candidate Christie says he would loosen N.J.'s business travel policy

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON -- Republican Chris Christie said top New Jersey officials would have more leeway for business travel -- with taxpayers footing the bill -...

N.J. gubernatorial candidates Gov. Corzine, Daggett, Christie spar in TV forum

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerNew Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine, left, greets Republican challenger Chris Christie as Independent candidate Chris Dagge...

N.J. approves $121M in special aid to distressed cities

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Frank H. Conlon/The Star-LedgerNew Jersey Gov.-elect Chris Christie at a Statehouse press conference on Tuesday. New Jersey has approved $121 mill...