State & Region


Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

New Jersey on Wednesday enacted a half-dozen new gun control laws, tightening its already strict statutes as advocates applauded and critics questioned whether they will achieve their aims.

Shuttered $2.4B Atlantic City casino readies for 2nd chance

For months, there was little, if any, sign that Atlantic City's former Revel casino, a $2 billion bust, was getting ready to reopen.

Report: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opens law firm

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has started a new chapter in his post-political life.

Ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick moved to New Jersey prison

Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been moved to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.

Menendez, pharmaceutical executive to fight for Senate seat

Democratic voters, undeterred by a federal corruption case U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez had faced until it was dropped earlier this year, picked the two-term incumbent on Tuesday to represent their party in the fall campaign against a Republican former pharmaceutical ...

Menendez and Hugin set sights on each other in Senate race

Ads with grainy images and pointed attacks? Check. Millions of dollars in campaign coffers? Another check.

Bus driver in fatal school bus crash released pending trial

A school bus driver who investigators say caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway by crossing three lanes of traffic in an apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn was released pending trial Wednesday.

$300M Statehouse renovation project about one-fifth complete

The nearly $300 million renovation of New Jersey's hazard-filled and time-worn statehouse is nearly a one-fifth complete, with a target date of 2022.

Democrats taking the House? First they face primary tests

Democrats are optimistic the path to retaking the U.S. House in November will include flipping two New Jersey seats, but first voters will be heading to the polls to pick their parties' candidates for this year's U.S. Senate and House ...

Newark mayor re-elected, this time with establishment boost

Four years after bucking the Democratic establishment to become mayor of New Jersey's largest city, incumbent Ras Baraka earned re-election in a lopsided victory Tuesday with the help of some of his former detractors, including Sen. Cory Booker.

Newark to provide free legal services for renters facing eviction

Newark is planning to follow New York's lead and provide free legal services for low-income and vulnerable tenants facing eviction.

Murphy makes good on some pledges, but challenges lie ahead

It's nearing budget crunch time for New Jersey's freshman Democratic governor.

Ocean Resort owner reveals plans for former Revel casino

Bruce Deifik gets it.

Murphy de-escalates race-tinged issue with Senate president

Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday he wasn't suggesting Senate President Steve Sweeney was a racist for holding up confirmation votes on two Cabinet nominees who are black.

More prison time for ex-Army mother in child abuse case

An ex-military couple convicted of abusing their young foster children received additional punishment on Thursday during a resentencing prompted by an appeals court's ruling that their initial sentences were insufficient and didn't properly apply federal guidelines.