| Jun 4, 2009
New Jersey is moving closer to allowing chronically ill patients to smoke marijuana to relieve symptoms of pain and nausea.
On Thursday, the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee approved the medical marijuana bill by an 8-1 vote, with two...
| Jun 8, 2009
The ground-breaking ceremony for New Jersey long-awaited Mass Transit Tunnel will be held Monday morning.
The tunnel will run underneath the Hudson River and is part of the nation's largest mass transit project. The projected finish date is in 2017 and...
| Jun 27, 2009
New Jersey lawmakers have approved legislation that puts safety above the law when it comes to underage drinking.
The bill grants immunity to anyone under 21 who has been drinking, if that person calls police when another teen drinks too much and needs...
| Aug 3, 2009
In an act of defiance against Governor Jon Corzine, Anthony Suarez, one of three New Jersey mayors arrested in last month's major FBI corruption and money laundering sting, said he will not resign from his seat.
Gov. Corzine has called for all public...
| Dec 31, 2009
| 3:18 PM
The head of the New Jersey Assembly says he won't post a bill to legalize same-sex marriage unless the Senate approves the measure first.
Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts said Thursday that all sides had a chance to be heard during seven hours of Senate...
| Jan 7, 2010
| 1:48 PM
New Jersey's state Senate has defeated a bill to legalize gay marriage, the latest in a string of setbacks for advocates.
The defeat, by a vote of 20-14likely ends any chance that the state Legislature approves gay marriage soon. Five senators did not...
| Jan 8, 2010
| 2:51 AM
Gays are vowing to fight back through the courts after the state Senate voted down a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
Minutes after the bill was defeated 20-14 on Thursday, gay rights advocates announced they would file a lawsuit seeking to get the...
| Jan 8, 2010
More than four years after Hurricane Katrina, the single-story brick rancher in Pontchartrain Park where Lisa Perez Jackson grew up stands empty.
Floodwaters long ago ate away the walls of her corner bedroom, where the current head of the Environmental...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 7:01 PM
The Legislature on Monday approved a bill that would make the state the 14th to allow chronically ill patients access to marijuana for medical reasons.
Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine supports the legislation and could sign it before leaving office next...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 2:45 AM
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine will highlight gains in children's programs during his term when he delivers his final State of the State address Tuesday.
Corzine's speech is expected to highlight accomplishments in education, child welfare and health care....
| Jan 20, 2010
| 3:08 AM
Republican Chris Christie was sworn in Tuesday as New Jersey's 55th governor, vowing to deliver the far-reaching change he said voters elected him to bring about.
"You voted loudly and clearly for change, and you have entrusted us with what may be our...
| Jan 19, 2010
| 9:18 AM
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine has signed legislation granting chronically ill patients legal access to marijuana.
Corzine's office said the governor signed the bill late Monday, his last full day in office. Gov.-elect Chris Christie will be sworn in...