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Controversy Over Great Adventure’s Solar Power System

Environmentalists are upset with Six Flags Great Adventure's plan to clear about 18,000 trees on 90 acres of forest land to construct a solar power system.

Child Poverty Up in NJ; Worse for Minorities

Advocates for Children of New Jersey released data that shows 17 percent of children live in poverty and a disproportionate amount of blacks and Hispanics live in families earning less than the federal poverty line.

NJ Transit Proposes Fare Hikes Averaging 9 Percent

NJ Transit proposed fare increases averaging 9 percent for trains and buses. Nine public hearings are scheduled beginning in May.

Dept. of Human Services Issues on Display at Budget Hearing

From backlogged applications for food stamps and Medicaid to a failed computer system, members of the Assembly questioned the Department of Human Services acting commissioner about its practices.

E-Cigarette Use Up Among Teens

According to the CDC, e-cigarette use among high schoolers tripled last year.

Judge Blocks Generator Use to Power Revel

New Revel owner Glenn Straub wanted to hook up generators to restore power to the building that ACR Energy turned off, but a federal judge blocked that action.

Museum Offers a Slice of Jersey Diner History

The Cornelius Low House Middlesex County Museum has an exhibit tracing the history of the New Jersey diner.

N.J. credit rating downgraded again by Moody’s

Moody's Investors Service downgraded New Jersey's general obligation bonds from A1 to A2.

New Jersey Workers Rally to ‘Fight for $15’

Low-wage workers called on corporations to raise their wage to $15 per hour in what has been called the Fight for $15.

Community FoodBank of NJ Founder to Retire

Kathleen DiChiara, who founded the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and serves as its president and CEO, is retiring.