N.J. Democrats poised for worst legislative losses in years

BY: - November 3, 2021

This story was updated to reflect new tallies in the 16th Legislative District at 1:57 p.m. New Jersey Democrats emerged bleary-eyed and on the cusp of their worst electoral defeat in years Wednesday morning after a larger-than-expected enthusiasm gap boosted Republican turnout and cut Democratic margins in most corners of the state. Senate President Steve […]

Murphy, Ciattarelli locked in tight race for governorship

BY: , and - November 3, 2021

The race for governor is too close to call. Gov. Phil Murphy and former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli were locked in a tight race Thursday night, and it’s unclear whether late-reported votes in Democratic counties like Passaic, Somerset, and Mercer will be enough to hand the incumbent a win. Less than one point separated Murphy and […]

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 […]

COVID-19 vaccines for kids 5 to 11 get final endorsement by CDC

BY: - November 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has signed off on giving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to all kids ages 5 to 11, a final decision that means those children can begin receiving shots as soon as Wednesday. Vials of the pediatric version of the vaccine have already been shipped to states, so they are […]

Biden to outline major methane reduction strategy at UN climate conference

BY: - November 2, 2021

The Biden administration plans to release a comprehensive methane reduction plan as part of the president’s participation in the United Nations climate summit, administration officials said Monday. In addition to a comprehensive White House plan, several executive agencies will take action on methane, administration officials told reporters on a background call Monday.  The officials said […]

Governor expected to sign, veto more than 40 bills by Thursday

BY: - November 2, 2021

A flurry of bill signings and vetoes is expected from Gov. Phil Murphy before noon on Thursday, when a procedural deadline could make dozens of bills law without his signature. In New Jersey, bills that sit on the governor’s desk for more than 45 days become law when the chamber they originated in next meets […]

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 […]

Biden calls for ‘decade of action’ on climate, apologizes for Trump exit from Paris Accord

BY: - November 1, 2021

President Joe Biden urged the international community on Monday to transition to clean energy, curb greenhouse gas emissions, including methane, and help developing nations adapt to a changing climate.  Speaking at a pivotal United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Biden said worsening wildfires and once-in-a-century storms hitting every few years show that there’s only […]

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 […]