State & Region


Democrat Phil Murphy becomes New Jersey governor

Former Wall Street executive Phil Murphy succeeded Chris Christie as New Jersey's governor Tuesday, swearing his oath on the same Bible President John F. Kennedy used in 1961, while promising to transform the state into a liberal beacon that fights ...

Camden home where King stayed under state review

A Camden home where Martin Luther King, Jr. was documented as living when he attended Crozer Theological Seminary, is under review by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) State Historic Preservation Office to become a historic site.

Murphy rips NJ Transit for land purchase vote on MLK Day

Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy on Friday urged New Jersey Transit to postpone a hotly contested vote on whether to buy land on Hoboken's waterfront, and criticized the rescheduling of the vote for the Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday.

Christie says he tackled problems no other politicians would

Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that New Jersey needed "tough and plain-spoken leadership" when he took office eight years ago and he delivered it, pulling the state from "the brink of financial ruin" by confronting problems leaders of both ...

Regional events to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Several organizations in the region are hosting events to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Murphy labels transit a 'national disgrace.' Can he fix it?

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy might have been quoting a Twitter rant from one of the legions of frustrated commuters when he characterized the state's public transportation corporation last month as "the national disgrace that is New Jersey Transit."

New Jersey politics 2018: Midterms loom, Christie moves on

The new year in New Jersey politics will answer how successful Democrats can be in picking up House seats in the face of President Donald Trump's unpopularity, what Gov. Chris Christie will do after leaving office, and what Sen. Bob ...


A setback is a set up for a comeback. This will likely become the mantra for New Jerseyans when reflecting on 2017.

New job, no regrets for outgoing Atlantic City mayor

Don Guardian is in the final days of what his friends call "the worst job in the world."

Senator's trial, bridge scheme sentencing among year's top stories

In 2017, New Jerseyans elected a new governor, saw their senior U.S. senator stand trial on federal corruption charges and endured a brief government shutdown.

Riletta Cream, longtime local official, widow of heavyweight champion, 91

A longtime county official in New Jersey who was the widow of former world heavyweight boxing champion Jersey Joe Walcott has died. Riletta Cream was 91.

Report: Christie allies at NJ Transit got promotions, raises

New Jersey Transit hired or promoted 10 employees with ties to Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration in recent years, moves that all came with raises, including some as high as $70,000, a newspaper reported.

Police giving extra security after threat to Cory Booker

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, says the city is helping to provide extra security following a threat on the life of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.

Murphy begins rounding out his Cabinet, filling 3 slots

New Jersey residents have a clearer picture of who will possibly take on the Trump administration in court, write the state's roughly $35 billion budget and oversee the department in charge of Atlantic City.

Murphy surveys hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, pledges help

New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy traveled to Puerto Rico on Friday and met with hurricane victims as he surveyed the damage caused by Hurricane Maria nearly three months ago.