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Flooding in Newark on June 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Study To Look At Ways To Prevent Flooding Of Rahway River Basin

A federally-funded million dollar study will help the Army Corp of Engineers find ways to prevent flooding along an area in North Jersey.

02/06/2015

Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Bill To Change New Jersey’s Drunken Driving Penalties Passes

It’s now up to Gov. Chris Christie whether New Jersey will ease the punishment for some motorists convicted of drunken driving.

02/06/2015

Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

New Jersey Senate May Change Drunken Driving Penalties

New Jersey Senate members are considering a proposal loosening up some of the penalties for first-time drunken driving offenders who currently lose their licenses for three months.

02/05/2015

The Izod Center on Jan. 15, 2015. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

More Than 1,700 Izod Center Workers To Lose Jobs

Notices have gone out to more than 1,700 Izod Center workers that they’ll lose their jobs by the end of March because the arena is closing.

02/05/2015

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (credit: Jersey City Mayor's Office)

Jersey City Turns To Courts To Help Speed Up Industrial Cleanup

After decades in court, Jersey City wants a judge to help expedite the cleanup of a former industrial site being eyed for redevelopment.

02/05/2015

Experts say logging onto some Wi-Fi hotspots could leave users vulnerable to hackers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Non-Profit, Jersey On, Offering Free Wi-Fi Hotspots To Newark Students

The offer comes after Jersey On founder Josh Gottheimer said the non-profit linked up with the city.

01/30/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives the annual State of the State address on January 13, 2015 in Trenton, New Jersey. Christie addressed topics ranging from state pensions to new drug addiction solutions.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Acronym For Gov. Christie’s PAC Website Has Some Laughing

The new website for Gov. Chris Christie’s political action committee has a lot of people LOLing.

01/30/2015

Plane makes emergency landing on Route 23 in New Jersey. (CBS2)

Pilot Discusses Landing Small Plane On Route 23 In West Milford, NJ

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a New Jersey highway Thursday afternoon.

01/29/2015

FILE -- New Jersey Assembly chambers (credit: Getty Images)

New Jersey Pol Introducing Bill To Re-Criminalize Incest

Currently, state law prohibits people from marrying an immediate relative, but incestuous sexual acts among consenting adults is not illegal.

01/29/2015

Could legalized sports betting be on its way to New Jersey? (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Congressmen Renew Federal Effort To Allow Sports Betting

Two New Jersey congressmen are renewing their efforts to allow sports betting in the state.

01/28/2015

Smoke can been seen billowing from a massive fire at an apartment complex in Edgewater, NJ on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Tenants File Class Action Lawsuit In Wake Of Massive Fire At Edgewater, NJ, Apartment Complex

Two tenants of an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey that was mostly destroyed in a fire have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all residents.

01/28/2015

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

NJ Gov. Chris Christie delivers his state of the state address on Jan. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Poll: Christie’s New Jersey Approval Rating Remains Low

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday finds 46 percent of New Jersey voters surveyed approve of the job Christie is doing compared to 48 percent who disapprove.

01/21/2015

41 firefighters were sworn in by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka during a ceremony on Jan. 16, 2015. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Newark Welcomes 41 New Firefighters

The 41 recruits, who completed 10 weeks of training at the fire academy, were sworn in by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka during a ceremony Friday.

01/16/2015

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