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A proposal to award a manufacturing company $260 million in tax breaks - one of the largest such subsidies in recent years - could produce more than 400 jobs in Camden, individuals familiar with the deal said Wednesday.
While proclaiming his staunch support for Atlantic City, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Monday that he is open to expanding casinos to North Jersey - as long as they generate a "sustainable amount of money for capital and infrastructure" for the struggling resort.
NEWARK, N.J. - More than two decades ago, Tracey Syphax was released from prison on drug and weapons charges and turned his life around. But the Trenton construction company owner says his past is never far behind him.
But would they help residents?
NEW JERSEY'S state government has been giving a lot of attention to its poorest city, but some activists in Camden don't think the help is going to the right places.
Six months after e-mails surfaced tying lane closures at the George Washington Bridge to a senior aide to Gov. Christie, Democratic legislators continue to scrutinize the role of the governor's office, even as Christie tries to rebuild his political brand.
NEPTUNE, N.J. - Salaries paid to public employees in New Jersey rose $360 million last year, an Asbury Park Press review of government payroll data found.
In a hearing that at times felt more like a trial, the Haddonfield Planning Board considered a hotly contested subdivision in the Gill Tract section Tuesday night.
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The first 911 caller about swimmers screaming for help described his location as "the shore . . . out here by the boardwalk."
KEANSBURG, N.J. - Dozens more homeowners have received grants to raise their homes above flood levels in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie is again taking steps to keep New Jersey out of a regional program enforcing regulations on carbon emissions by power plants.
A proposal to award a manufacturing company $260 million in tax breaks - one of the largest such subsidies in recent years - could produce more than 400 jobs in Camden, individuals familiar with the deal said Wednesday.
NEWARK, N.J. - More than two decades ago, Tracey Syphax was released from prison on drug and weapons charges and turned his life around. But the Trenton construction company owner says his past is never far behind him.
New Jersey lawmakers are racing to draft a constitutional amendment that would eliminate the right to bail for certain defendants as part of a broader effort to improve the state's criminal justice system.
New Jersey's little-known Hurricane Sandy czar, who oversaw the distribution of billions of dollars in federal aid during a challenged recovery effort, stepped down Tuesday and will be replaced by his deputy, Gov. Christie's office said.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The wife of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey will raise money for his successor even though she initially campaigned against him.
While proclaiming his staunch support for Atlantic City, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Monday that he is open to expanding casinos to North Jersey - as long as they generate a "sustainable amount of money for capital and infrastructure" for the struggling resort.
The Christie administration yesterday followed through on plans to repeal a rule that would confirm New Jersey’s decision to opt out of a regional program...
But would they help residents?
NEW JERSEY'S state government has been giving a lot of attention to its poorest city, but some activists in Camden don't think the help is going to the right places.
As Gov. Christie travels the state trumpeting the urgency of tackling New Jersey's pension crisis - and warning that the effort will be painful - his own cuts to payments into the system are digging the hole deeper.
Six months after e-mails surfaced tying lane closures at the George Washington Bridge to a senior aide to Gov. Christie, Democratic legislators continue to scrutinize the role of the governor's office, even as Christie tries to rebuild his political brand.