State & Region



Sheila Oliver is one tough lady. As the first African American Lt. Governor of New Jersey, the outspoken native of Newark seldom backs down from a spirited discussion about business, education, politics--or justifying her place as the most powerful person ...

Spring nor'easter targets Northeast with heavy snow, winds

A spring nor'easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region.

Highlights of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's $37.4B budget

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled his first budget last week, a $37.4 billion spending plan that departs sharply from his predecessor, Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

US Sen. Booker to give keynote at Detroit NAACP fundraiser

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will deliver the keynote at the annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in downtown Detroit.

Another snowstorm hits the Northeast, threatens more outages

The second big, blustery storm to hit the Northeast in less than a week brought wet, heavy snow Wednesday to a corner of the country where tens of thousands of people were still waiting for the power to come back ...

Gov. Murphy sticks to tax-hike pledge at lobbying event

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday redoubled his campaign promise to raise income taxes on millionaires but said such a change does not have to be permanent.

Murphy, calling for school security review, praises students

Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday praised students pushing for gun control measures and called for a review of school shooting protocols in the state.

NJ joins states suing Trump on issues big and small

New Jersey under its new Democratic governor is emerging as a one of more than a dozen states suing President Donald Trump's administration on a host of issues, from immigration to taxes.

Queen Latifah, Anita Hill to speak at Rutgers ceremonies

Queen Latifah and Anita Hill will give the commencement speeches at two Rutgers University campuses this year.

Murphy sticks to tax pledge, despite hurdles

Gov. Phil Murphy says he won't back away from promises to raise taxes on millionaires despite pressure he anticipates on state finances from the Republican tax overhaul and legislative concern over raising income tax rates.

Newark officially regains schools control after 22 years

Twenty-two years after a state takeover, Newark officially regained control of its schools Thursday, a milestone hailed by local officials as the beginning of a new era for the state's largest city.

Things to do in South Jersey and region

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

US prosecutors won't retry Menendez on corruption charges

Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year to ...

Murphy moves to undo Christie's handgun-carry rule

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday he will roll back Christie administration regulations that were designed to make it easier to carry handguns.

Sen. Menendez to be retried on fewer charges in bribery case

A judge on Wednesday granted a request to acquit U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a longtime friend on seven of the corruption charges against them, altering the complexion of their pending retrial after the first trial ended in a hung ...