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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

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

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