State & Region


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.

Atlantic City casino to train minority youths as workers

Dominick White has a bleak but clear-eyed view of his Atlantic City home in a public housing project known for crime and drugs.

New Jersey gov-elect talks guns, rails, taxes with senators

New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy has met with the state's two U.S. senators to discuss working together when Murphy takes office next month.

Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly installed as president of New Jersey Urban Mayors Association

The New Jersey Urban Mayors Association (NJUMA) has recently transitioned to new leadership as Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly was installed as president of the association on Nov. 15 by outgoing president, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz.

Christie's lame-duck wish list includes Amazon tax credits

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in the twilight of his two terms as one of the country's most powerful governors and he's hopeful he can still enact up to $5 billion in tax credits to attract Amazon's second headquarters, ...

Murphy to visit Puerto Rico, tour Maria damage

New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy is planning a trip to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico.

Christie backs pension amendment, but only with benefits cut

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie endorsed a plan to cut the state's public worker retirement benefits and enact a constitutional amendment to commit the state to pension payments.