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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Calls War On Drugs Ineffective, Announces Program To Send Some Offenders To Rehab, Not Jail

Christie said the state is phasing in a program to send non-violent drug-addicted first-time offenders to rehab instead of jail. He discussed efforts at a conference organized by former Gov. Jim McGreevey.

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Police investigate a fatal shooting in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 25, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Aims To Cut Gun Violence With New Initiative

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark’s most violent neighborhoods, WCBS 880′s Levon Putney reported.

04/16/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Braces For Gridlock As NYC-Bound Pulaski Skyway Closes For 2-Year Renovation

The skyway is scheduled to shut down just after midnight Saturday as part of a 24-month, $1 billion project to repair the 81-year-old span.

04/11/2014

Riverfront Stadium in Newark, NJ (Photo by Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

As Newark Stadium Closes, Mayor Quintana Looks To Future

The owners of the Newark Bears are shutting down the franchise, which means the 15-year-old publicly-financed stadium has no use.

04/11/2014

EPA proposes massive cleanup of polluted Passaic River (Credit: CBS 2)

EPA Proposes Massive Cleanup Project For Part Of Passaic River

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a massive cleanup of the Passaic River after hundreds of years of pollution.

04/11/2014

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880. The northbound lanes of the span will be closed for a 2-year bridge deck replacement project. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880) CLICK to enlarge

New Jersey DOT Commissioner Simpson Urges Residents To Plan For Pulaski Skyway Closure

State DOT Commissioner James Simpson reached out to motorists on Thursday regarding the alternative routes that are available to get people where they need to go after the northbound Pulaski Skyway closes this weekend.

04/10/2014

Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Town Hall Meeting  (file/credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Says He’s Open To Considering Changes To Medical Marijuana Program

Gov. Chris Christie spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall meeting with the mother of a child who died in December of Dravet Syndrome, a rare and often fatal symptom of epilepsy that has been treated with marijuana.

04/09/2014

Medical marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

NJ TRANSIT Worker, Medical Marijuana Patient Suing Agency Over Failed Drug Test Suspension

The suit filed last month by 57-year-old Charlie Davis, suffering from end-stage renal failure, may be the first of its kind in New Jersey, where medical marijuana has been legally available since 2012.

04/04/2014

2013 Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Tesla Motors)

New Jersey Bill Would Temporarily Allow Direct Sales Of Electronic Cars

State Sen. Ray Lesniak’s bill would allow for direct sales until electric cars make up 4 percent of auto sales.

04/03/2014

Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

Police In 2 NJ Counties Being Trained In Use Of Heroin Anti-Overdose Drug As Part Of Pilot Program

Police in all 32 Ocean County municipalities are now being trained to administer nasal shots of Narcan. Gov. Chris Christie announced a pilot program Wednesday.

04/02/2014

Several cars are pulled over as part of a distracted driving crackdown in Woodbridge, N.J., April 2, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

NJ Police Handing Out Tickets As Part Of Distracted Driving Crackdown

April is National Distracted Driving Month. The distracted driving campaign across New Jersey runs through April 21.

04/02/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address on Feb. 26, 2014 in Trenton. (credit: Getty Images)

Christie: Port Authority Chairman David Samson Resigns Amid GWB Scandal

Gov. Chris Christie on Friday defended a report by taxpayer-funded lawyers who cleared him of any involvement in closing lanes near the George Washington Bridge for political reasons, saying it “will stand the test of time.”

03/28/2014

Luis Quintana, the new mayor of Newark. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

NJ Elected Officials Find ‘Worst Conditions’ At Recently Inspected Newark Boarding Home

State Sen. Richard Codey and Newark Mayor Luis Quintana made a surprise visit Thursday to a Third Avenue boarding home and found rodents, the smell of urine and prescription pills laying out.

03/28/2014

Bank robbery suspect Michael Morgan before and after. At left is a surveillance image of him allegedly holding up the bank. At right, his mug shot. (credit: Westville Police Department)

Disguised NJ Bank Robbery Suspect Busted After Talking To Cops

Police said 33-year old Michael Morgan handed a note to a teller demanding money and made off with $900. Cops searched the area on foot armed with a surveillance image of the robber.

03/27/2014

Jermaine Jones (Lakewood PD)

Police: NJ Man Caught Riding Tricycle Naked, Eating Glass

By the time the officer arrived on the scene, he said 31-year old Jermaine Jones of Trenton was under a stairwell – still naked – eating broken glass and cigarettes.

03/26/2014

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