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Supporters await the New Jersey Supreme court decision on same-sex marriage in front of the Supreme court building October 25, 2006 in Trenton. (credit: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

N.J. Supreme Court Allows Gay Marriages To Begin Monday As Appeals Process Continues

The state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

10/18/2013

Cory Booker delivers his victory speech after defeating Steve Lonegan in the U.S. Senate race. (credit: Getty Images)

Cory Booker: I’ll Bring Bipartisan Spirit To Washington

A day after winning New Jersey’s vacant Senate seat, Booker said he’s talking to officials in Washington about when he might be sworn in.

10/17/2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg attends 'The Central Park Five' New York Special Screening at Dolby 88 Theater on October 2, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Some Say Late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Widow Should Forgo Death Benefits

Lautenberg died in June after nearly three decades in the U.S. Senate. Many people would agree that he is owed a debt of gratitude but not everybody agrees that his widow Bonnie should receive $174-thousand, funded by taxpayers.

10/17/2013

Artists' rendering of the Springfield Avenue Marketplace in Newark, N.J. (credit: Tucker Development Corp.)

Groundbreaking Set For New Retail, Residential Complex In Newark

A massive grassy lot at the corner of Springfield Avenue and Jones Street where high-rise brick housing projects once sat will be transformed into what’s billed as Springfield Avenue Marketplace.

10/17/2013

Newly elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker speaks after winning a special election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Booker, the current mayor of Newark, New Jersey, defeated Republican Steve Lonegan to replace Frank Lautenberg who died in June.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Booker Wins New Jersey U.S. Senate Race

Democrat Cory Booker thanked New Jerseyans for coming out to vote Wednesday, as he won the special election to complete the final year of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term.

10/16/2013

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan BIG DL

Heavy Campaigning For Booker, Lonegan Day Before N.J. Senate Vote

Besides asking for votes, both candidates are reminding voters that the special election is on Wednesday, a day when polls usually are not open.

10/15/2013

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan BIG DL

Polls Show Booker Maintains Lead Over Lonegan Ahead Of Wednesday Special Election

A Monmouth University poll released Monday finds the Newark mayor maintaining a double-digit lead, 52 to 42 percent among likely voters.

10/14/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaks at  Democratic National Convention. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Days Before Election, Booker, Democratic Heavyweights Attack Tea Party

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez joined Booker on Sunday.

10/13/2013

Cory Booker (L) (Photo by Michael Bryant-Pool/Getty Images) Sarah Palin (C) (Photo: Matt Stroshane/Getty Images) and Steve Lonegan (R) (Photo by Michael Bryant-Pool/Getty Images)

Sarah Palin Headlines Lonegan Rally At New Egypt Speedway

Palin, backed by the tea party, headlined a rally for Republican candidate Steve Lonegan at the New Egypt Speedway. Lonegan faces Newark Mayor and Democratic candidate Cory Booker in Wednesday’s election.

10/12/2013

A sign is posted in front of a Whole Foods store. (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Whole Foods Signs Lease To Open In Newark

The Whole Foods will take up 29,000 square feet on the main floor of the old historic Hahne department store building on Broad Street near the Rutgers Newark campus, the Prudential Center and NJPAC.

10/11/2013

Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan debate Oct. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Booker, Lonegan Have Heated Final Debate In New Jersey Senate Race

The election, to fill the remaining year of the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term, is Oct. 16.

10/09/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Tweets With Stripper From Oregon

It has been revealed that Booker has been exchanging tweets with a woman who bares her body at a vegan strip club in Portland, Ore.

09/26/2013

Chris Christie and Cory Booker. (credit: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

With Lead Shrinking, Booker Appears At Event With Christie

Chris Christie may be backing Cory Booker’s competitor in their Senate race, but the Newark mayor was being friendly with the governor Wednesday.

09/25/2013

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan BIG DL

Poll Shows Steve Lonegan Gaining On Cory Booker In N.J. Senate Race

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds the race for U.S. Senate in New Jersey has tightened. The special election is scheduled for Oct. 16.

09/24/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (file / credit: Mayor's Office)

Report: Booker To Step Down From Tech Startup He Co-Founded

Newark Mayor and New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker announced Monday that he will be resigning from the board of the Web startup company he co-founded, according to a published report.

09/09/2013

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