State of New Jersey

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer. Image provided by NJ MVC)

NJ Says Its Photo-Matching Program Is Cutting Driver’s License Identity Fraud

In the first year, the operation — known as “Operation Facial Scrub” — has yielded 38 criminal prosecutions and more than 600 potential cases.

02/12/2013

(Tuckerton Beach, NJ.  Credit: Jill Hubbard )

2012 Year in Review: Hurricane Sandy Whacks the East Coast

Hurricane Sandy hammered parts of New Jersey and New York in late October.

12/27/2012

Mayor Cory Booker. (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Won’t Run For Governor of New Jersey in 2013

Many pundits saw Booker as the most effective candidate to go up against incumbent Republican governor Chris Christie.

12/20/2012

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NJ Health Department Says Info on Medical Marijuana Users Disclosed Inadvertently

New Jersey health officials are apologizing for an e-mail that went out this week to more than 400 participants in the state’s medical marijuana program.

12/20/2012

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Federal Judge Weighing Impact of NJ’s Plan to Legalize Sports Betting

It’s the first step in what is likely to be a long, complex process that will, in the end, determine whether federal law that restricts sports betting to four states is constitutional.

12/18/2012

(Gov. Christie meets with local officials on Long Beach Island in advance of a second nor'easter expected to hit the area following Hurricane Sandy.  Credit: David Madden)

South Jersey Shore Braces For 2nd Nor’easter in Two Weeks

The midday high tide on Wednesday was expected to bring more flooding to the Long Beach Island area.

11/07/2012

(NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, left, and state agriculture secretary Doug Fisher in Salem County on Tuesday.  Credit: David Madden)

New Jersey Marks Its 200,000th Acre of Farmland Preserved

It’s taken 27 years to get to this point, according to officials, but the goal is to set aside 550,000 acres for farms in the Garden State.

10/09/2012

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NJ Tweaks Its Liquor Laws, Allowing Microbrewers To Host Sales Events

The new laws give beer makers some of the same privileges enjoyed by wineries in the state.

09/21/2012

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NJ Labor Commissioner Wonders If Federal Jobless Calculation is Flawed

State labor commissioner Harold Wirths isn’t ready to go as far as his counterparts some other states who have criticized how the Bureau of Labor Statistics is calculating the unemployment rate.

09/20/2012

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New Jersey Reports First 2012 West Nile Virus Death, In Burlington County

New Jersey health officials are reporting the first death in the state this year of a person from the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

09/07/2012

(A frame from one of the six new public service announcements advertising New Jersey's "Move Over" law.)

N.J.’s ‘Move Over’ Law Gets Spotlight In New TV, Radio Spots

New Jersey is starting a campaign to remind drivers of a life-saving law too often ignored.

06/25/2012

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Some State Lawmakers Casting Wary Eye on Red Light Cameras In Cities

Red light cameras have been a boon for local governments, but they’re under attack in Trenton and Harrisburg.

06/05/2012

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NJ Senate Panel Okays Stronger Measures Against Texting While Driving

A New Jersey state senate committee has voted to substantially increase the fines and punishment for drivers who talk and text on a handheld cell phone while driving.

06/04/2012

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NJ Tells 3rd Graders To Reveal A Secret On Standardized Test

Can you get a third grader to tell you a secret? New Jersey education officials are trying to do just that — on a standardized test.

05/11/2012

(Shawn Boles of Camden, NJ is one of dozens of people across New Jersey charged with illegal gun possession since the start of the year.  Photo provided)

NJ State Police Touts Success Of Its Expanded Anti-Gun Unit

New Jersey state police say an enhanced effort aimed at illegal gun traffickers is paying off in urban centers across the state.

05/10/2012

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