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TRENTON - Despite a looming deadline ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the state Council on Affordable Housing on Monday did not approve new rules governing the creation of affordable housing.
Despite Republican Tom MacArthur's personal wealth, the campaign-spending battle between him and Democrat Aimee Belgard has been surprisingly close, thanks to national Democrats' investment in the South Jersey congressional race, the most hard-fought House contest in the region.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - GOP Gov. Chris Christie took a break from the road on Monday morning to lend a hand to the New Jersey Republican in an uphill battle for a U.S. Senate seat.
MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) - Voters in New Jersey are being asked for the 14th time since 1961 to approve a way to pay for open space and farmland preservation.
The signs went up a bit over a week ago on the little stretch that is the Monmouth Street Business District in proudly blue-collar Gloucester City.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Council on Affordable Housing on Monday rejected new rules proposed by Gov. Chris Christie's administration for how many homes each community should have within the financial reach of lower-income residents.
SOMERSET, N.J. - Gov. Christie is continuing his public push against drug addiction, announcing Wednesday more than $12 million in new funding for addiction treatment and prevention programs.
Voters heading to the polls in November will decide a question that's been a familiar presence on state ballots: how to pay for open space.
Republican Camden County freeholder candidates Kimone Smith and Teddy Liddell are running a shoestring, shoe-leather campaign. They're knocking on doors and shaking hands in hopes of serving on a board that has been GOP-free for 21 years - in a county government where the last elected Republican left office in 1996.
Gov. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat Christie, reported nearly $700,000 in income in 2013, according to tax returns released Friday -- up from about $480,000 the year before.
TRENTON - Despite a looming deadline ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the state Council on Affordable Housing on Monday did not approve new rules governing the creation of affordable housing.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of activists and community members gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - GOP Gov. Chris Christie took a break from the road on Monday morning to lend a hand to the New Jersey Republican in an uphill battle for a U.S. Senate seat.
MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) - Voters in New Jersey are being asked for the 14th time since 1961 to approve a way to pay for open space and farmland preservation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's decision last week to hold up Gov. Christie's two nominations to the Pinelands Commission surprised many watching the process, and had environmental groups declaring a victory.
The signs went up a bit over a week ago on the little stretch that is the Monmouth Street Business District in proudly blue-collar Gloucester City.
A Penns Grove, N.J., councilwoman and a borough school board member have been indicted for allegedly assaulting a uniformed borough police officer inside a public school July 10.
As his party lurches toward November's midterm elections at risk of losing control of the Senate, U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker said a Democratic majority is needed to tackle big problems such as immigration and corporate tax policy.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - A new poll shows Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo well ahead of his Democratic challenger in southern New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District.
Despite Republican Tom MacArthur's personal wealth, the campaign-spending battle between him and Democrat Aimee Belgard has been surprisingly close, thanks to national Democrats' investment in the South Jersey congressional race, the most hard-fought House contest in the region.