Christine Sloan

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

CBS2 Exclusive: N.J. Education Chief Says Controversial Exam Is Good For Students

Some New Jersey parents have come out so strongly against a new computer-based math and language arts test that they have refused to allow their children to take the exam – but state education officials have rushed to its defense.

02/10/2015

An ad is placed on a school bus in Jackson, N.J.  (credit: CBS2)

School Bus Ads Get Rolling In New Jersey

Like other districts looking to close budget gaps, Jackson is forced to deal with a 2-percent cap on property taxes, which fund schools in New Jersey.

02/10/2015

FILE -- Residential streets close to the shore remain flooded following Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Belmar Launches ‘Home By Summer’ Initiative For Final 2 Families Displaced By Sandy

One Jersey shore town is coming together to help its last two families displaced by Superstorm Sandy.

02/05/2015

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Bergen, Passaic County Towns Conserving Salt Due To Morton Shortage

Clearing roads and walks is going to be a whole lot harder for some towns in New Jersey because all the snow is taking a toll and salt supplies are running low.

02/04/2015

Homeowners say property taxes are on the rise in New Jersey, despite a cap. (Credit: CBS2)

NJ Homeowners Feel The Pinch As Property Taxes Rise Despite Cap

High property taxes have some homeowners in New Jersey feeling the pinch, taxes went up dramatically in 2014 despite a cap.

02/03/2015

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Rather Than Banning Alcohol, NJ College Combats Binge Drinking Through Education

Dartmouth College is making a bold move to combat binge drinking and sex assaults on campus by banning all hard liquor, beginning this spring. But is that the right approach?

01/30/2015

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.

01/29/2015

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

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