Trenton

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

Hearing on gay marriage at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jan 24, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Senate Panel OKs Gay Marriage Bill; Gov. Christie Vows To Veto

The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary committee forwarded the bill to the full Senate in an 8-4 party-line vote. Similar legislation failed in the Senate two years ago.

01/24/2012

Packages of medical marijuana in Israel (file / credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Rally Held In Trenton For Medical Marijuana

Those who want to see New Jersey’s medical marijuana program finally in place rallied on the steps of the Statehouse today.

01/18/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

New Jersey GOP Elects Bramnick New Majority Leader

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick of Westfield succeeds Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, who collapsed and died at the statehouse in Trenton following a marathon session last week.

01/17/2012

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Amtrak To Bring 160 MPH Train Service To New Jersey, Reconfigure NY Penn Station

Trains currently go 135 miles per hour on that section of the Northeast Corridor.

01/11/2012

Assemblyman Alex DeCroce (credit: CBS 2)

Christie, NJ Lawmakers Mourn Death Of Assembly’s GOP Leader Alex DeCroce

“Last night, he fought the good fight on this floor, right up until the end of his life,” said Gov. Chris Christie. “He passed doing what he does…serving the people of New Jersey.”

01/10/2012

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Lawmakers Mull Posting Legal Notices Online Instead Of In Newspapers

Proponents say the measure would save towns and taxpayers millions of dollars. Roughly $20 million is now spent on the notices for various government meetings, contracting opportunities and other business matters.

01/07/2012

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Lawmakers To Consider New Aid To NJ Cities

The Senate Budget Committee will consider legislation appropriating the money — plus $1.5 million for oversight — on Thursday.

12/08/2011

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