State & Region


25 Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey

South Jersey Journal celebrates its second annual class of the 25 Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey.

People Making a Difference in New Jersey

Activism to promote equality, social justice and community-building efforts are prerequisites for growth and stability in many communities in our state and country. The following five individuals exemplify that commitment and the South Jersey Journal salutes them for all that ...

New Jersey political leaders slam DACA decision

President Donald Trump's decision to end an Obama-era immigration policy that protects undocumented residents—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)--is being met with staunch condemnation and vitriol from thousands of New Jerseyans, including two of the Garden States' top political ...

Things to do in South Jersey and region

The following list is a guide to cultural and community events in South Jersey and region.

Senator Robert Menendez corruption trial set for September

The corruption trial of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez is set to begin early September, as jury selection for the potentially high stakes case was completed last week in Newark.

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.