State & Region


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 ...

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.