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Seton Hall University. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seton Hall, Hackensack University Health Network To Open Joint Medical School

The announcement was made Thursday at the former Nutley campus of Swiss medical products firm Roche Holding that closed in 2013. The school would be based there and in Clifton.

01/15/2015

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Sweeney Calls For NJ Transportation ‘Master Plan’

Sen. Steve Sweeney on Wednesday introduced Kris Kolluri and Martin Robins as advisers to help the West Deptford Democrat craft a long-term plan.

01/15/2015

A man waits for a PATH train to depart at the World Trade Center.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers: Proposal To Eliminate Overnight PATH Service Put On Hold

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said Port Authority Chairman John Degnan agreed to put the proposal on hold.

01/14/2015

Montclair State University (credit: montclair.edu)

Montclair State University To Spend $210K On Hawk Statue

New Jersey’s second largest public university is spending $210,000 for a 12-foot bronze statue depicting the school’s red-tailed hawk mascot.

01/09/2015

PATH train logo. (credit: CBS2)

New Jersey Senate Sets Date On Port Authority Veto Override

Hoping to defy Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, lawmakers are mounting a campaign to override him in the state Senate.

01/08/2015

Twitter abuzz after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's hug with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on January 4, 2015 (Twitter via @ianbremmer)

NJ Lawmakers Discuss Possible Ethics Probe Of Christie Due To Relationship With Cowboys Owner

The co-chairs of the legislative committee investigating the Port Authority have discussed whether they want to look into the possibility of ethics violations stemming from the relationship between Gov. Chris Christie and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

01/07/2015

Police respond to a report of a person barricaded in Springfield Township on Dec. 19, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Man Barricades Self At Apartment Complex In Springfield Township

A man who barricaded himself inside an apartment in Springfield Township, N.J., for hours Friday morning is in custody.

12/19/2014

Escalators at the Exchange Place PATH station in Jersey City - Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Exchange Place, World Trade Center PATH Stations Reopening After Sandy Repairs

PATH’s Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations reopen this weekend after nearly a year without weekend service because of Superstorm Sandy repairs and signal upgrades.

12/19/2014

Jersey City skyline (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Jersey City Casino Could Be A Winner, Some Say

New York’s plans to build three casinos further north of the city suburbs is seen as great news for New Jersey’s prospective gaming industry.

12/18/2014

FILE -- Passengers get off a NJ TRANSIT train. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Pols: Renewal Of Rail Commuter Tax Benefit Is ‘Baloney’

As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, Congress approved a package of tax breaks before its winter recess, including restoring $250-a-month benefit for rail commuters — the same amount given to those who drive.

12/18/2014

Citi Bikes.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Citi Bike Could Expand Into Jersey City In 2015

The City Council is considering a new plan that would allow riders to dock their bikes at PATH train stations in Jersey City and then hop on another bike when they arrive in Manhattan.

12/17/2014

This bear was seen in Ridgewood, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Soyka)

Week-Long New Jersey Bear Hunt Heads Into Fifth Day

It looks like the Nor’easter didn’t put a damper on the number of black bears killed during this week-long season.

12/12/2014

A Tesla car is seen in the company's showroom in Paramus, N.J., on Dec. 11, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Tesla Opens Car ‘Gallery,’ Charging Station In Paramus

High-end electric car maker Tesla opened a new showroom in Paramus on Thursday.

12/11/2014

United Airlines treats children to flight from Newark to North Pole. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

United Airlines Takes Children On Flight From Newark To ‘North Pole’

The children, many of whom have or are recovering from a serious illness, are patients at University Hospital and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

12/10/2014

Water workers survery a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Say More Help Coming To Homeowners Struggling After Sandy

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and other New Jersey lawmakers on Friday announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency will take new steps to help homeowners still struggling to rebuild.

12/05/2014

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