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Is New Jersey Ready for Another Tough Winter?

Wednesday's snowstorm offered the first test of New Jersey's snow removal efforts for the season.

At St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Christie Talks Ferguson and a ‘Lack of Leadership’

Gov. Christie said Americans have the right to express their views, but non-violent protest is what brings about change.

Politifax Editor Would Be Surprised If Christie Does Not Make Presidential Run

Politifax Editor Nick Acocella says that he would be surprised if Gov. Chris Christie does not make a presidential run.

Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to ...

NJ Senate prez seeks new Hudson train tunnel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is warning the region's transportation network is facing a crisis and is calling for a new train tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York. Sweeney laid out his position at a news ...

New Jersey lawmaker would limit Thanksgiving hours

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Stores in New Jersey might have their hours limited during future Thanksgivings. State Sen. Richard Codey is considering a bill that would prevent stores from opening before 9 p.m. so employees can enjoy the holiday with their ...

In North Jersey, A Wary, Weary Peace and Calls for Police, Community Unity

The decision of the Ferguson grand jury not to indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager is on the minds of New Jersey city leaders.

End of Army Contract Ups Unemployment in Millville

Boeing is laying off 30 people from its Millville modification center after a $43 million contract with the U.S. Army ended.

Asm. Schaer: Northstar’s Performance Year One for NJ Lottery a Concern

State Assembly Budget Committee Chair Gary Schaer wants a review of Northstar running the New Jersey lottery.

Lawmaker aims to halt leaks of nude photos, video

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker wants to increase penalties for leaking a person's private videos and photos — like the nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities posted online earlier this year. Democratic Sen. Richard ...