Christine Sloan

Students take the computer-based PARCC test at a New Jersey school. (Credit: CBS2)

New Jersey Parents Say Their Kids Won’t Be Taking New PARCC Proficiency Exam

A math and language arts test has been causing controversy in the state of New Jersey, with some parents refusing to allow their kids even to take the exam.

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Grocery stores across the region are packed with last-minute shoppers ahead of the brunt of a major snowstorm on Jan. 26, 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

Shoppers Dash Around Stores To Stock Up On Essentials Before Snowstorm Intensifies

Tri-State Area residents are stocking up on food, water and other storm essentials to last for several days.

01/26/2015

A lane was closed on the Route 3 Bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey beginning Wednesday, Jan. 21. (Credit: CBS2)

NJ Transportation Chief: Route 3 Cracks Widened Over Months

The right-hand lane of the Route 3 bridge eastbound over the Hackensack River was closed Wednesday because of cracks in its support structure.

01/22/2015

The Prospect Street Bridge in Dover, New Jersey is shut down, and the state Transportation Trust Fund to replenish it has dried up. (Credit: CBS2)

NJ Transportation Commissioner Orders Assessment Of Deficient Bridges

Aside from the review, finding money for overpass and road repairs is the big challenge.

01/21/2015

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NJ Transit Police Searching For Suspects In Robberies At North Elizabeth Station

New Jersey Transit police are searching for suspects who robbed commuters at gunpoint at the North Elizabeth station Christmas Eve morning.

01/20/2015

Yarelliz Valentin's facial injuries from a hit-and-run crash in Rahway, N.J. (credit: Handout)

Rahway Man Asks For Help Finding Hit-And-Run Driver Who Crashed Into Teenage Daughter

The hit-and-run crash in Rahway on Thursday left 13-year-old Yarelliz Valentin with a swollen head, black-and-blue marks on her eye and a messed-up knee and hip that have left her limping.

01/19/2015

The Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

N.J. State Sen. Weinberg: Izod Center Closing Will Benefit Christie’s Friends

The Izod Center in Bergen County will be shutting down at the end of the month, and New Jersey State Sen. Loretta Weinberg said it is all political.

01/16/2015

A snowy street in Hoboken, N.J. on Jan. 6, 2015. (credit: Billie Rama)

Tri-State Area Deals With Bitter Cold After Light Snow Falls

A coating of snow was on the ground across much of the Tri-State area, and a bitter cold temperatures were expected to stick around for the next few days.

01/06/2015

Experts say there are many ways to reuse your old Christmas tree in your garden. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Suggest Alternatives To Throwing Away Your Old Christmas Tree

Christmas trees served us well during the holidays, but in the New Year, they are invariably tossed to the curb and left to be picked up as trash.

01/05/2015

Citizens and the Mayor of Jersey City are concerned about the future of Liberty State Park. (Credit: CBS2)

Pending Legislation Sparks Concerns Over Future Of Liberty State Park

A citizen group and the mayor of Jersey City are worried that Liberty State Park is under threat by developers.

01/02/2015

Bergen County Executive James Tedesco signed a deal to merge the county police and sheriff's departments on Thursday, Jan. 1. (Credit: CBS2)

New Bergen County Executive Signs Deal Merging Police, Sheriff’s Departments

After years of political bickering, the new Bergen County executive signed a historic agreement Thursday – merging the county police with the sheriff’s department.

01/01/2015

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Residents Of Cedar Grove, Church Locked In Battle Over Plans To Rebuild

A New Jersey church has proposed rebuilding, and some say expanding, but neighbors fighting it say “not on our street.”

12/31/2014

Peter Czech of Cedar Grove, New Jersey, captured a meteor streak on his dashcam. (Credit: CBS2)

Cedar Grove, N.J. Man Captures Meteor Streak On Dashcam

A New Jersey man may have the only video of a meteor that flew overhead Monday night.

12/30/2014

Flushing, Queens McDonald's Attack

CBS2 Exclusive: Man Sues Claiming He Was Attacked By Employee At Queens McDonald’s

Instead of service with a smile, a McDonald’s customer in Queens said he was smacked by employee after being refused service.

12/29/2014

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New Jersey Girl Battling Cancer Shares Story Of Meeting Pope Francis

Gracie West, 11, recently returned from a visit to the Vatican where Pope Francis bestowed his blessings.

12/24/2014

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