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Senate President Steve Sweeney (Credit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us)

N.J. Democrat To Introduce Measure That Would Put Minimum Wage Increase Before Voters

Increasing the minimum wage was identified as a Democratic legislative priority for the year, and the different approach being taken by the Senate leader could bubble over into a feud between the legislative leaders.

09/22/2012

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack (credit: Mayor Tony Mack/Facebook)

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Arrested In Corruption Probe

Federal agents arrested the mayor of Trenton early Monday as part of an ongoing corruption investigation into bribery allegations related to a parking garage project that was concocted as part of an FBI sting operation.

09/10/2012

Basement Fridge (Courtesy: Connecticut Judicial Branch)

N.J. Board Of Public Utilities Offering $1,000 To Owner Of Oldest Fridge In The State

The agency announced on Friday that the owner of the oldest appliance recycled will receive a $1,000 gift card good toward Energy Star products at New Jersey Sears stores.

07/14/2012

Damage Left By The Mid-Atlantic Storms (Credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Thousands Still Without Power In Southern Jersey; Could Be Days Before Service Is Restored

Thousands of utility customers in southern New Jersey were still without power late on Sunday morning, one day after severe thunderstorms socked the region.

07/01/2012

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

Gov. Christie Calls Special Legislative Session To State Case For Middle-Class Tax Cut

The governor’s call comes a day after he slashed $361 million from the state budget that Democrats sent him, and gutted other Democrat-backed programs before signing the $32 billion spending plan into law.

06/30/2012

Gas Pumps (credit: clipart.com)

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Gas Prices Drop In New Jersey For 12th Consecutive Week

AAA Mid-Atlantic said that the average price of regular gasoline in New Jersey on Friday was $3.29, down four cents from last week. It’s also much less than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.58.

06/30/2012

New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

N.J. Police Trooper Leaves Force After Stealing More Than $7,000 Worth Of Gas For Personal Use

A veteran New Jersey state police trooper has left the force after admitting that he stole more than $7,000 worth of gasoline from state fuel pumps for his personal vehicles, according to a published report.

06/24/2012

Gov. Chris Christie  (credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Lack Of State Oversight Has Reportedly Led To Widespread Problems At N.J. Halfway Houses

Roughly 5,100 inmates have escaped from the state’s privately run halfway houses since 2005, according to a report. By contrast, the state’s prisons had three escapes in 2010 and none in the first nine months of 2011.

06/17/2012

Gas Station (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Gas Prices Fall For Seventh Consecutive Week In New Jersey

AAA Mid-Atlantic said that the average price of regular gasoline in New Jersey on Friday was $3.57, down six cents from last week. It’s also much less than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.80.

05/26/2012

Dharun Ravi in court on Friday, March 16, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Dharun Ravi To Receive Sentence On Monday In Rutgers’ Webcam Spy Trial

Sentencing day is tomorrow for the former Rutgers student convicted of spying on his gay roommate. Dharun Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison.

05/20/2012

Powerball Ticket (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images/File)

New Jersey Lottery Pulls In $2.6 Billion, Sets New Sales Record

Officials said the agency pulled in about $2.6 billion in the last fiscal year. That’s $31.5 million more than the previous year, and marks the fourth straight year with sales over $2.5 billion.

05/06/2012

A group of law students rally against the NYPD's secret surveillance program on Saturday, March 3, 2012. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Fallout Continues From NYPD Muslim Student Group Monitoring

The Fordham Law Muslim Students Association are picketing a university alumni association luncheon where New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is appearing as a guest speaker.

03/03/2012

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack (credit: CBS 2)

Trenton Mayor’s Half-Brother Admits Official Misconduct

Stanley Davis, a supervisor with the city’s water utility, faces a six-year prison term under his plea deal with Mercer County prosecutors.

01/28/2012

Assemblyman Alex DeCroce (credit: NJAssemblyRepublicans.com)

Widow Of Late NJ GOP Leader Alex DeCroce Wins Husband’s Seat

BettyLou DeCroce easily defeated attorney Larry Casha during a GOP county committee meeting in Mountain Lakes on Wednesday night.

01/26/2012

Pizza (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Jersey Pizza Maker Holds Off Robbers By Throwing Knives

When a gunshot somehow went off, hitting a brick wall in the Trenton pizzeria, a guy in the kitchen decided to start throwing knives at the robbers.

01/25/2012

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