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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. 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...

Federal monitors give largely positive marks for N.J. child welfare

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

TRENTON -- Children in New Jersey's child welfare system are safer and many are kept with their brothers and sisters when they enter foster care, ...

N.J. lead poisoning proposal could save $27M in social costs, study says

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

TRENTON -- New Jersey could save as much as $27 billion in costs to society by keeping children free of lead poisoning, a report released today sa...

N.J. Assembly advances palimony bill prohibiting oral agreements

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

Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerA June 2008 photo of Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll during an Assembly session at the Statehouse.TRENTON -- New J...

Independent candidate Daggett tells Rudy Giuliani to stay out of N.J. politics

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

TRENTON -- Independent candidate Chris Daggett has a message for former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani: Get out of town. Giuliani told the New ...

GOP NJ governor candidate's spending questioned

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TRENTON, N.J. — Travel records show the Republican candidate for New Jersey governor frequently exceeded federal spending guidelines on business travel while he was U.S. attorney.

The records were obtained by the campaign of Chris Christie's opponent, Gov. Jon Corzine, under the Freedom of Information Act. The campaign gave them to The Associated Press.

Christie exceeded the hotel allowance on 15 of 16 business trips last year. Vouchers show taxpayers occasionally paid for five-star hotels topping $400 a night.

Christie has campaigned on a platform of ethical integrity and cutting government waste. He says he stayed in more expensive hotels when government rates weren't available and completed paperwork justifying the expenses.

N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney gets first run as acting governor

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

TRENTON -- New Jersey's latest Senate president has quickly become acting governor. Steve Sweeney took over the leadership post Tuesday and he bec...

N.J. lawmakers approve bill giving amnesty period for drivers to pay fines without interest

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

TRENTON -- New Jersey lawmakers voted today to use a carrot-and-stick approach to entice problem drivers to pay their fines. For 60 days, drivers ...

NJ gay marriage advocates plan Trenton rally to urge lawmakers' vote

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

TRENTON -- Gay rights advocates in New Jersey plan to rally in Trenton today as part of their last-chance effort to persuade lawmakers to legalize...

N.J. Assembly committee to consider bill creating 'Do Not Solicit' list for credit card companies

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

TRENTON -- New Jersey residents tired of being pestered by companies seeking to issue them credit cards may soon be able to block such solicitatio...

N.J. state workers spend Black Friday on unpaid furlough

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

Amanda Brown/The Star-LedgerA file photo of a MVA office in Edison. Workers at the NJ State Motor Vehicles offices are furloughed today because of...

N.J. law to bring greater transparency to county political parties

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

TRENTON -- County political party committees in New Jersey are operating under new rules, which proponents say will bring more transparency to how...