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Ras Baraka Sworn In As Newark’s New Mayor

Former councilman Ras Baraka, 45, took the oath of office Tuesday during a ceremony in front of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

07/01/2014

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Sens. Booker, Murphy Seek Alternatives To Incarcerating Teens

The bill aims to give incentives to states that seek out alternatives to incarceration, such as counseling and other mental health services.

06/30/2014

US Senator Cory Booker (R), D-NJ, poses with Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ, after Booker's cermonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber at the US Capitol on October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC.  AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Senators Fight Trucking Regulation Rollback In Wake Of Tracy Morgan Crash

In the wake of a crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan, New Jersey’s two senators were seeking Tuesday to block a measure they said would roll back safety regulations on the trucking industry.

06/16/2014

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Policy Analyst Jeff Bell Wins GOP Primary To Face Sen. Cory Booker

Former Washington policy analyst Jeff Bell won a tight race Tuesday night for the GOP Senate primary nomination in New Jersey.

06/03/2014

Sen. Cory Booker

CBS 2 Exclusive: Booker Defends Use Of Money Given To Newark Schools By Facebook CEO

U.S. Sen. and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been receiving a lot of criticism on how a $100 million donation to the Newark Public Schools, by Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, is being spent.

05/16/2014

FILE - Road salt sits in a storage depot. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ To Get Much-Needed Shipment Of Road Salt

The cargo ship is to arrive from Chile on Thursday. The salt is being supplied by International Salt, a primary supplier for the state.

02/20/2014

FILE - A worker  loads salt trucks.  (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Sen. Booker: New Jersey Will ‘Be Able To Get The Salt That It Needs’

New Jersey was expected to receive a critical supply of rock salt that was held up by the Department of Homeland Security because it was being carried on a foreign ship.

02/18/2014

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) (credit: booker.senate.gov)

Sen. Cory Booker Maintains Optimism About Bringing Change To Washington

It’s Election Day across the region. But newly sworn in Sen. Cory Booker gets to sit this one out. He was elected to take over the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat last month in a special election.

11/05/2013