State & Region


New 3plus1 Drive improves access to RCBC and Rowan University

The newest entrance to Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) has been named 3plus1 Drive in recognition of the college’s popular path to one of the most affordable bachelor’s degrees in the nation.

Phil Murphy taps Sheila Oliver for running mate

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Phil Murphy has tapped former House Assembly speaker Sheila Oliver to be his running mate and lieutenant governor---thus making her potentially the highest ranking and first African American to be second in command in the state.

Guadagno picks Woodcliff Lake mayor as running mate

At a press conference in West New York, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo as her running mate---potentially making the Cuban immigrant the first Latino and male lieutenant governor in the Garden state.

Things to do in South Jersey and region

Things to do in South Jersey and region - August 2017.

South Jersey Journal columnist given top New Jersey honor for volunteerism

Wilfredo (Wil) Rojas, a columnist for South Jersey Journal, has had many achievements in his life. On June 19, at a ceremony at the Newark Museum, he added the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award to his collection.

Christie approves travel ban in state

In an effort to enforce a travel ban, Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a measure that would have enabled the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to hinder President Donald Trump's travel ban at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Camden company works to ensure water, air safety

When Rafiq and Tiffany Heigler started their business, Sure-BioChem Laboratories (SBL) (www.surebiochem.com) in Camden, NJ in 2009, breathing fresh air and drinking a clean and toxin-free glass of tap water were considered simple and mundane tasks for most people.

Things to do in South Jersey and region

The following list is a guide to cultural and community events in South Jersey and region. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to editor@southjerseyjournal.com. I

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announces re-election plans

Hoping to continue lead the biggest city in New Jersey, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on June 22 announced his plans to run for a second term.

Murphy and Guadagno win nominations for NJ governor

New Jersey Democrats overwhelmingly nominated former Wall Street executive Phil Murphy as their candidate for governor in Tuesday's primary elections.

Chris Christie flip flops on climate control

Shortly after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw participation in the historic Paris climate agreement, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vowed to support the Trump initiative—reversing a previous stance the governor advocated that global climate control issues ...

Biden stumps for Phil Murphy in New Jersey

Hundreds of supporters greeted former vice president Joe Biden in the Garden State recently in an effort to rally support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. The former vice president made an extended pit stop in Lyndhurst.

June 2017 Events

Check out what's happening in the region during the month of June 2017.

South Jersey Veterans honored at Zallie’s Supermarkets Inc. Sixth Annual Memorial Day Luncheon

Eight South Jersey ShopRite supermarkets owned and operated by Zallie Supermarkets Inc., recently rolled out the red carpet to welcome almost fifty local veterans and their families during the 6th Annual Memorial Day Luncheon To Honor Veterans.

Meet the candidates running for New Jersey governor

After two terms, Chris Christie will be stepping down. With polls numbers in the low 20s, it is highly unlikely Christie would get re-elected even if state law allowed him to run for a third term.