Briefs

Governor asks state watchdog to examine state university’s flagging finances

BY: - August 5, 2022

New Jersey City University has spent down its reserves, accumulating millions in debt amid enrollment declines.

New law creates $45M electric school bus program

BY: - August 4, 2022

State officials say electrifying New Jersey's school buses — a big source of pollution — will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Plenty of ideas on how N.J. should spend $1B in leftover federal aid

BY: - August 3, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy's office is hosting online meetings so residents can suggest ways the state can spend unallocated federal aid.

Bill requiring schools create threat assessment teams now law

BY: - August 1, 2022

The teams will be responsible for identifying students who pose a risk of violence or other harm.

State, federal officials break ground — again — on Portal Bridge replacement

BY: - August 1, 2022

Officials broke ground on the Portal North Bridge for a third time, promising the project will end delays caused by the aging span.

4,000 tenants to receive state rental assistance out of 86,000 applicants

BY: - July 27, 2022

A state official said more than 86,000 people applied for the state's housing voucher program.

Lawmakers pay tribute to late Assemblyman Ron Dancer

BY: - July 25, 2022

A conservative Republican from Ocean County, Assemblyman Ronald Dancer served the state for nearly two decades.

Lawmakers want to bar discrimination against tenants’ immigration status

BY: - July 21, 2022

A new bill would make immigration status a protected class when renting a home.

Bipartisan bill would end ‘stranger loophole’ for restraining orders

BY: - July 21, 2022

The bill's sponsor says state law leaves few options for people who seek restraining orders against people they are not romantically involved with.

Lawmakers take aim at lawsuits that quash public participation

BY: - July 20, 2022

New Jersey is one of 18 states that doesn't have an anti-SLAPP law that would thwart lawsuits intended to intimidate or silence critics.

Municipal judge barred from bench over groping incident

BY: - July 19, 2022

The Supreme Court censured and barred Nino Falcone from future judicial service after he groped a woman in his law office in 2019.

Worker dies at Amazon warehouse in Carteret

BY: - July 19, 2022

The death occurred on one of the online retailer's busiest sale days.