Katz on Christie Trump's Sister, The Judge: A Life Vastly Different, But Often Intertwined Matt Katz
When the oldest of the Trump children, Maryanne Trump Barry, graduated from law school as a stay-at-home mother and landed a job at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey in the 1970s ...Read More
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May 25, 2016
- Port Authority Urged to Keep Pedal to Metal on New Bus Terminal Project
- Although new facility may not be operational for as much as a decade, lawmakers and experts are making it clear that delays will not be taken lightly
- Senate Leadership Creates Heat to Support Smoking Ban
- Sweeney hits the Belmar boardwalk to push for a ban on smoking on New Jersey’s beaches and in its parks
- A More Reliable Power Grid Could Mean Lower Electricity Bills
- The grid operator’s capacity auction saw less demand being met by supplies of cheaper natural-gas-powered capacity
- Murky Bottom: Will Deeper Delaware River Make Philly More Competitive?
- When multimillion dollar ‘Delaware Deepening’ project is wrapped up, that’s when the real hard work will start
- Battle of Insurance Claims Follows Long After Battering by Sandy
- FEMA now agrees with 80 percent of the homeowners who say they were underpaid.
- Opinion: A Democratic Governor Is Near Inevitable, Could It Be Phil Murphy?
- Right now, all Phil Murphy has is a so-so slogan. He’s got plenty of time to demonstrate some ‘street cred’
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May 24, 2016
- 150 Days and Counting: Can Atlantic City Put Its Fiscal House In Order?
- Compromise solution postpones state takeover until after the end of year, if resort can meet deadlines and demands
- Golden Parachutes of NJ Public College Presidents Cost Millions
- Retiring college presidents can look forward to sabbaticals at full or partial pay, teaching positions, even automobiles
- Christie Says ‘No-Go’ on Open-Space Funding, Second Time This Year
- Governor accuses preservation advocates of micromanaging assets by deciding where and when they’ll be disbursed
- Explainer: How Fresh Is ‘Jersey Fresh,’ and Is It Really from Jersey?
- For more than three decades, Jersey Fresh has guaranteed quality and told consumers they were getting the best of the Garden State
- Hospitals Warn More Funding Cuts Will Hurt Indigent, Immigrants
- Administration could trim as much as $175M over two years, arguing more patients covered by insurance, Medicaid thanks to ACA
- Epic Effort to Deepen Delaware River Shipping Channel Nears End
- Opponents continue to warn adverse environmental impacts will only be seen long term, and likely exacerbated by rising sea level
- Cutting the Red Tape that Passes for Voter Registration in NJ
- Quick quiz: Which seems easier -- registering through the DMV or printing out an online form and mailing it in?
May 23, 2016
- NJIT President’s $5.3M Contract Takes Top Spot Among NJ College Chiefs
- To some critics, high salaries are hard to justify when students are struggling to pay tuition and more professors are needed at many schools
- The List: All the Presidents’ Pay and Perks at New Jersey’s Public Colleges
- The salaries are nothing to sneeze at, and the benefits -- from performance bonuses and annuity payments to housing and cars -- must make an admittedly tough job a lot easier to take
- Delaware River Ports Fight For Market as Dredging Project Nears Completion
- Dredging will almost certainly mean more commerce, but expert warns it also may mean saltier drinking water for New Jersey and Philadelphia
- Healthy Living Takes Root in Newark at the Beth Greenhouse
- A hydroponic garden -- which uses water rather than soil to deliver nutrients to plants -- should help wash away even more of Newark’s food desert
- Feds in Trenton to Talk Next Steps on NJ's Elusive Path to Offshore Wind
- According to latest estimates, developers not likely to begin building offshore wind farms before 2023
- Will Rising Property Taxes Encourage Mergers Among NJ’s 565 Municipalities?
- Sharing public services can help bring down their cost -- a big plus in today’s economy -- but consolidation has never caught on among New Jersey’s communities
May 20, 2016
- NJ Continues to Cut Funding for Higher Education, Spends Less Than in 2008
- As money for college dwindles, middle-class and lower-middle-class families and students appear to be bearing the brunt of the shortfall
- Interactive Map: NJ's ‘Boomburbs’ Shrink; Counties Closer to NYC Thrive
- Experts say hot New York City job market draws young people attracted to urban living -- and with few job prospects in the burbs
- Feds Release Health Advisories for Toxins Often Found in NJ Water
- EPA warnings, which are not enforceable, set new, lower levels for PFOA and PFOS in water supplies
- No New Funding for Program That Pairs Psychiatrists, Pediatricians
- Collaboration helps bridge traditional gap between treating kids’ physical and emotional distress
- Backers of Tax Cuts Argue They’re The Cure for NJ’s Budget Woes
- Opponents say tax-revenue shortfall is already cutting into services and programs delivered by the state
- NJ’s Troubled Cities: Shrinking Tax Bases, Growing Need for Basic Services
- Experts indicate that city dwellers typically pay a greater proportion of their income in municipal taxes than do their counterparts in wealthier suburbs
- New Overtime Regulations Will Affect Some Half-Million New Jerseyans
- Starting in December, employers will have to pay overtime to workers who make $47,476 a year or less, rather than the current threshold of $23,660
May 19, 2016
- Christie Misses Tax-Revenue Estimate, Blows $600M Hole in Current Budget
- Administration will make across-the-board cuts and tap Clean Energy Fund, but says it will not touch scheduled pension payments
- Citing Flawed Data, ‘Green’ Group Files to Block Highlands’ Septic Tank Rule
- Complaint argues DEP proposal relies on well-testing data from developed areas, skewing results of impact analysis
- Perspectives on the Passing of ‘Zuckerberg Era’ in Newark Schools
- The Foundation for Newark’s Future -- caretakers of original Facebook gift -- has spent down the money and closed its doors
- Poll: Should Christie Raid Clean Energy Fund (Again) to Help Solve Latest Shortfall?
- The governor has hit up the fund for more than $1.3 billion over past seven years. What’s another $20 million?