State & Region


Military child abuse case raises complex sentencing issues

The allegations were shocking: an Army major and his wife accused of abusing their three young foster children through beatings, denial of food and water and forcing them to eat hot pepper flakes as punishment.

Former Revel casino moving toward reopening as Ocean Resort

Atlantic City's former Revel casino is moving toward its reincarnation as the Ocean Resort Casino.

Murphy's $37B budget undergoing legislative microscope

New Jersey lawmakers are beginning their scrutiny of Gov. Phil Murphy's $37.4 billion budget proposal.

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. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to editor@southjerseyjournal.com. Information should be sent in a Word document ...

Immigrant advocate brings fight to South Jersey

Cristian Moreno-Rodriguez was just 12 years old when his mother told him about his parents' challenges coming to this city undocumented from Mexico.

50 years later, remembering one of MLK's last speeches

Thousands of people were jamming the sidewalks on a late March evening 50 years ago when the motorcade that brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Paterson finally turned the corner onto Auburn Street and made its way to the ...

Sen. Menendez leaves corruption case behind, seeks 3rd term

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has put a federal corruption case behind him, and now he is taking aim at his Republican challenger, a wealthy former biopharmaceutical executive.


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.