Politics

Bill that would require N.J. schools to teach Asian American history advances

BY: - November 10, 2021

For Christina Huang, racism isn’t an abstract concept. She still remembers her classmates erupting in laughter as their school bus approached Huang’s grandmother, practicing her zaocao, or morning exercises, as she waited for her granddaughter at the bus stop. “I will never forget walking off the bus past my classmates as they stretched their eyes […]

Sweeney still won’t concede, says results will be known Tuesday

BY: - November 8, 2021

Senate President Steve Sweeney on Monday again refused to concede his apparent re-election loss, saying there are too many votes uncounted in his district. “They’re counting the votes as we speak, right now, so I’m not going to make any call on it before they’re all counted,” he told the New Jersey Monitor. “One way […]

A record-setting election for Republican women in N.J.

BY: - November 8, 2021

Claire Swift is a busy working mom. She’s an attorney and mother of three whose kids’ school and sports schedules keep her bouncing all over South Jersey. Swift has little time for anything else — but felt called to run for public office after the pandemic started, when friends and strangers alike bombarded her Northfield […]

N.J. Democrats clash over message sent by voters

BY: - November 8, 2021

Nearly a week after Election Day, New Jersey Democrats are at odds over what the results mean. Should the loss of seats in the Legislature for the second cycle in a row spur some soul searching about the party’s direction? Or should Democrats celebrate a gubernatorial victory despite GOP victories in other parts of the […]

Sweeney loses re-election, upending Trenton power structure

BY: - November 4, 2021

This article was updated with comment from Senate President Steve Sweeney at 2:17 p.m. Senate President Steve Sweeney has lost his bid for a seventh term, the Associated Press projected Thursday, ending a 20-year career in the Legislature that saw him become a dominant force in New Jersey politics. Sweeney, a Gloucester County Democrat, was […]

Murphy takes a narrow lead, but many N.J. races still too close to call

BY: - November 3, 2021

Gov. Phil Murphy has defeated Jack Ciattarelli in New Jersey’s governor’s race after votes counted Wednesday from heavily Democratic urban centers allowed the incumbent to inch ahead of his Republican challenger, according to the Associated Press. The incumbent leads the former assemblyman by less than a point, his 1.2 million votes edging out Ciattarelli’s 1.19 million […]

Judge denies bid to extend voting by 90 minutes

BY: - November 2, 2021

A Mercer County Superior Court Judge denied an emergency application to extend polling hours by 90 minutes Tuesday evening. The application, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and the New Jersey League of Women Voters, sought to delay the closing of polls to 9:30 p.m. to account for reported technological issues […]

Some in-person unemployment services might start in 2022

BY: - November 2, 2021

By the end of November, all state offices are scheduled to be open, including New Jersey’s One-Stop Career Centers. But those centers still won’t offer services for people seeking help with unemployment — until some point in 2022 at least. Gov. Phil Murphy said there’s no timeline for when those services begin, or what they […]

207k N.J. voters cast in-person, early ballots

BY: - November 1, 2021

The nine days of early in-person voting in New Jersey attracted about 207,000 people across 139 polling locations, representing 3% of the state’s roughly 6.6 million registered voters, according to New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way. This was the first year voters had the option to vote early on a machine in the Garden […]

On election eve, Murphy holds 8-point lead over Ciattarelli in latest poll

BY: - November 1, 2021

With just one day to go before the election, Gov. Phil Murphy leads Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli by eight percentage points, with half of likely voters saying they support Murphy, compared to 42% who side with Ciattarelli, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. “If we look at the several statewide polls conducted in the last […]

Local ballot questions pit neighbor against neighbor across N.J.

BY: , and - November 1, 2021

In every community across New Jersey on Tuesday, elected officials — and people who want to be elected officials — will ask for your vote. Depending on where you live, you also may be asked your opinion on all sorts of other things, from overnight parking and pot sales to fire trucks and turf fields. […]

Migrant detainees in Bergen County ask Menendez, Booker to support their release

BY: - November 1, 2021

In a four-page letter sent to Democratic U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, 15 former and current migrant detainees held in the Bergen County Jail pleaded with the senators to support the detainees’ pleas for release. The Bergen County Jail is depopulating after severing its lucrative contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The […]