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Petition backs transgender boy kicked out of Cub Scouts

Garden State Equality, the statewide advocacy and education organization for the LGBTQ community, is calling for the Boy Scouts of America to reinstate a transgender 8-year-old Secaucus boy into his …


Home of Trump golf course seeks money for security costs

A New Jersey township that’s home to one of Donald Trump’s golf courses is asking the federal government to help cover security costs for the president-elect.


Oldest American, Adele Dunlap of New Jersey, turns 114

The New Jersey woman who is the oldest American is another year older.


Ex-senator says New Jersey bear hunt is ‘unforgivable’

Former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli on Saturday joined opponents of New Jersey’s bear hunt who say it is inhumane and blame it for the apparent death of a beloved wild …


Christmas tree farmer returns wedding band lost 15 years ago

A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring that slipped off a New Jersey man’s finger roughly 15 years ago.


Chris Christie in historic poll territory (not the good kind)

The good news for Chris Christie is that his Worst Year Ever is almost over. The bad news: It’s not over yet.


Judge denies request for special prosecutor in Christie case

A New Jersey judge has denied a request for a special prosecutor to be appointed in a criminal misconduct complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge …


With Cabinet hopes fizzling, Chris Christie faces state in fiscal crisis

Gov. Chris Christie, scorned by New Jersey voters, seemingly had a political future working for Donald Trump. Now, with doubts he’ll join the president-elect’s administration, he’s pledged to finish his …


Prosecutor: Idaho man arrested with 52 pounds of marijuana

Authorities in southern New Jersey say a 65-year-old Idaho man has been arrested carrying 52 pounds of marijuana and $118,000 in cash.


Man killed, brother wounded in shooting at mall parking lot

Authorities say a man has been fatally shot and his brother was wounded in the parking lot of a mall in New Jersey.


Ailing humpback whale stuck in New York bay is euthanized

An ailing 25-foot humpback whale that became grounded on a sandbar off New York has been euthanized.


Humpback whale in cleaner Hudson River may be chasing a meal

A humpback whale seen swimming in New York’s Hudson River in recent days may be chasing a meal.


Bikers help Springsteen, stranded on the side of the road

Coming across Bruce Springsteen on a broken down motorcycle on the side of the road could probably be a lyric from one of his songs, but it really happened for …


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Chris Christie’s government takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has seized power in Atlantic City, taking control of the assets and major decision making power of the struggling seaside gambling resort with half …


Christie sticks to denial after allies convicted in bridge plot

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in his first interview after last week’s conviction of two former aides in a revenge plot to create a massive traffic jam, contradicted their testimony …


Christie’s fortunes fade further after bridge plot convictions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political career sustained a serious blow Friday after two of his former allies were found guilty of conspiring to shut down the nation’s busiest bridge …


2 former Christie allies convicted in lane-closing scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were convicted Friday of creating an epic traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for what prosecutors say was political …


Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge; boys survive

A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are …


Aide: Christie knew mayor thought traffic might be payback

Questions over what Republican Gov. Chris Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings were raised again Monday as a former ally testified she told him a Democratic mayor …


N.J. Gov. Christie aide on trial says she told him of ‘traffic study’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial that she told him about a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge before …


Official: Investigators estimate train in New Jersey crash was speeding

Federal investigators estimate a commuter train was traveling two to three times the 10 mph speed limit when it slammed into a New Jersey rail station last week, a U.S. …


NTSB probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black box

Here’s what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey.


NTSB has yet to interview injured engineer in deadly crash

Federal investigators pulled one of the black box recorders from the wrecked commuter train at the Hoboken station and struggled to extract the second one Friday as they tried to …


NJ train crash raises many familiar safety issues

The investigation into a New Jersey commuter train that hurtled into a station building Thursday raises many familiar issues from other crashes, including whether the tragedy could have been prevented …


Investigators identify two men who took bag that held bomb in Manhattan

Investigators probing bomb blasts in New Jersey and New York believe they’ve identified two men who walked off with a bag abandoned by the bomber on a street as Egyptian …


Christie’s ‘enforcer’ takes credit for Bridgegate plot

A former employee at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and Gov. Chris Christie’s “enforcer” said a politically motivated closing of access lanes to the George Washington …


Christie used bridge authority to gain endorsements, witness says

Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s office used the bistate agency that runs the New York area’s bridges, tunnels, ports and airports as a clearinghouse for political favors aimed at gaining endorsements …


Homeless man hailed as a hero after reporting backpack bombs in New Jersey

Lee Parker still pictures the explosion that could have happened if he had dropped the backpack he took from a garbage can on Sunday night while a friend bought beer.


Suspect shot, captured in New York-area bombings

A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in a bar doorway roused him and quickly recognized the bearded face of perhaps …


New Jersey Gov. Christie was told about plan to close bridge lanes

A federal prosecutor told jurors Monday that a witness will testify that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was told about a plan to close traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge …