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New Jersey Democrats and Republicans Picking Senate, House Candidates Amid Menendez Corruption Trial

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats and Republicans decide their parties' standard-bearers Tuesday for the Senate amid the federal corruption... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democrats and Republicans decide their parties' standard-bearers Tuesday for the Senate amid the federal corruption trial in New York of New Jersey Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez, along with candidates for the presidency and House. Menendez,... Read More

New Jersey and Wind Farm Developer Orsted Settle Claims for $125M Over Scrapped Offshore Projects

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Danish wind farm developer Orsted will pay New Jersey $125 million to settle claims over... Read More

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Danish wind farm developer Orsted will pay New Jersey $125 million to settle claims over the company's cancellation of two offshore wind farms last year — a little over a third of what the company... Read More

2024-04-24 17:12:02
by Dan McCue
NJ Appeals Court Backs State's Siting Regs for Solar Projects

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday upheld state siting requirements for new solar projects that seek... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday upheld state siting requirements for new solar projects that seek to encourage clean energy development while also preserving its quickly diminishing agricultural lands. The underlying dispute in the case stemmed... Read More

2024-03-29 20:37:14
by Dan McCue
Andy Kim Scores Major Victory Against New Jersey Democratic Machine

TRENTON, N.J. — A federal judge on Friday struck down New Jersey’s long-standing practice of listing candidates favored by political... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. — A federal judge on Friday struck down New Jersey’s long-standing practice of listing candidates favored by political bosses more prominently on state ballots than primary opponents running without the parties’ blessing. For years, the practice has greatly... Read More

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy to Run for US Senate Seat in 2024

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy on Wednesday launched a bid for the Democratic nomination for... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy on Wednesday launched a bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in next year's contest. Her candidacy, announced Wednesday, puts her in the running to become the first woman... Read More

Orsted Scraps Two Offshore Wind Projects in New Jersey, Citing Supply Chain Issues

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Danish energy developer Orsted said Tuesday night it is scrapping two large offshore wind power... Read More

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Danish energy developer Orsted said Tuesday night it is scrapping two large offshore wind power projects off the coast of New Jersey, adding uncertainty to a nascent industry the Biden administration and many state governments... Read More

Born After Superstorm Sandy's Destruction, Two Flood Control Projects Begin in NJ

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A decade after they were first envisioned in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy ’s destruction, two of the... Read More

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A decade after they were first envisioned in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy ’s destruction, two of the largest flood control projects designed to protect the densely populated cities of New Jersey that lie just outside New York... Read More

New Jersey Sen. Menendez and Wife Indicted on Bribery Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wife have been indicted on charges of bribery.... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wife have been indicted on charges of bribery. Federal prosecutors on Friday announced the charges against the 69-year-old Democrat nearly six years after an earlier criminal case against... Read More

Offshore Wind Energy Plans Advance in New Jersey Amid Opposition

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two major offshore wind power projects are taking steps forward in New Jersey as the... Read More

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two major offshore wind power projects are taking steps forward in New Jersey as the owners of one project agreed to bring the federal government in on their environmental monitoring plans at an earlier stage... Read More

2023-09-08 15:06:41
by Dan McCue
Tahesha Way to Be New Jersey’s Next Lieutenant Governor

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday named Secretary of State Tahesha Way the next lieutenant governor of the... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday named Secretary of State Tahesha Way the next lieutenant governor of the state of New Jersey, five weeks after Sheila Oliver, his previous lieutenant governor, unexpectedly died in office. Way, 51, has... Read More

2023-07-07 21:04:06
by Jacquelyn Burrer
New Jersey Company to Pay $393M in ‘Forever Chemical’ Case

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey company has reached a settlement agreement to pay $393 million to cover damages caused... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey company has reached a settlement agreement to pay $393 million to cover damages caused by dangerous chemicals that infiltrated public water systems and natural resources.  The settlement between Solvay Specialty Polymers and New Jersey’s... Read More

A NJ Pastor-Politician is Gunned Down, and a Community Reels

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Nicole Teliano used to play games on her phone in the mayor’s office while her mother... Read More

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Nicole Teliano used to play games on her phone in the mayor’s office while her mother worked down the hall several evenings a month, tending to the tedious, often acrimonious task of serving in local government.... Read More

FBI Warns of 'Broad' Threat to Synagogues in New Jersey

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The FBI said Thursday that it had received credible information about a “broad” threat to synagogues... Read More

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The FBI said Thursday that it had received credible information about a “broad” threat to synagogues in New Jersey, a warning that prompted some municipalities to send extra police officers to guard houses of worship. The... Read More

2022-10-12 21:02:27
by Dan McCue
New Jersey Lawmakers Move to Improve Trenton’s Water Quality

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawmakers in the state of New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled a new initiative aimed at helping the... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawmakers in the state of New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled a new initiative aimed at helping the Trenton Water Works produce safe drinking water that meets all requirements of the state’s Safe Drinking Water Act. The new... Read More

2022-06-22 16:05:46
by Dan McCue
Feds Release Draft EIS for Proposed Wind Project Off New Jersey Coast

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed 1,100 MW... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed 1,100 MW offshore wind energy project in waters off the coast of New Jersey. The agency will publish a notice of availability... Read More

2022-06-21 21:28:02
by Dan McCue
Justices to Decide Future of Mob Watchdog on Waterfront

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will try to resolve a dispute between New York and New Jersey... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will try to resolve a dispute between New York and New Jersey over the latter’s desire to back out of a 1953 agreement to work together to combat corruption and racketeering on... Read More

2021-12-22 21:21:22
by Dan McCue
Tiebreaking Vote Secures Victory for Democrat-Friendly District Map

TRENTON, N.J. — With a tiebreaking vote by a former state Supreme Court justice, the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. — With a tiebreaking vote by a former state Supreme Court justice, the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission on Wednesday approved a new congressional district map seen as favoring the state’s Democrats. In the end, former Supreme Court... Read More

2021-11-04 14:39:20
by Dan McCue
Murphy Narrowly Wins Reelection as New Jersey’s Governor

TRENTON, N.J. —The nail biter is over. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has been elected to a second term in... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. —The nail biter is over. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has been elected to a second term in the state’s highest office. As of Thursday morning, the Democratic incumbent was leading Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli by 37,293 votes,... Read More

2021-11-02 20:25:36
by Dan McCue
Sherrill Briefed On Pending Groundbreaking of Boonton Reservoir Park

WASHINGTON — Home from Washington during a recent district work week for members of Congress, Rep. Mikie Sherrill wasted no... Read More

WASHINGTON — Home from Washington during a recent district work week for members of Congress, Rep. Mikie Sherrill wasted no time getting back to the swing of things, holding sessions with citizens groups and highlighting often overlooked resources available to... Read More

2021-10-27 23:05:28
by Dan McCue
Murphy Appears to Be Cruising Toward Victory in NJ Governor Race

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Being trusted by voters on a wide range of policy areas is turning out to... Read More

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Being trusted by voters on a wide range of policy areas is turning out to be a very good thing for New Jersey’s incumbent Democratic governor. Less than a week out from election day, Gov.... Read More

2021-07-24 15:47:31
by Dan McCue
New Jersey Chief Justice Seeks Consensus Candidate for Redistricting Panel

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner has asked Democrats and Republicans to reconvene the state’s redistricting commission and... Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner has asked Democrats and Republicans to reconvene the state’s redistricting commission and come up with a consensus candidate to act as the tiebreaker in upcoming districting decisions. Rabner first made his desire... Read More

2021-06-29 17:02:01
by Dan McCue
Pipeline Company Can Use Eminent Domain to Claim State Land

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a company building a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey can continue to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a company building a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey can continue to rely on eminent domain to claim state land in its path. The 5-4 ruling by the court included both liberal... Read More

2021-06-09 18:19:03
by Brock Blasdell
Ciattarelli and McAuliffe Winners in Gubernatorial Primaries

Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate Republican from New Jersey, and Terry McAuliffe, an establishment Democrat from Virginia, both had strong victories... Read More

Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate Republican from New Jersey, and Terry McAuliffe, an establishment Democrat from Virginia, both had strong victories in last night's gubernatorial primaries against their respective party’s political competition. Now in the last stretch of a race to... Read More

2021-05-04 21:33:15
by Reece Nations
Govs. Murphy, Lamont and Cuomo Announce Easing of Pandemic Restrictions

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Monday announced the easing of pandemic restrictions on businesses, gatherings... Read More

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Monday announced the easing of pandemic restrictions on businesses, gatherings and venues in their respective states.  In a joint release, Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Phil Murphy of New... Read More

2021-01-07 21:10:36
by Sara Wilkerson
Gov. Murphy Passes $14 Billion Historic Economic Recovery Legislation

TRENTON, N.J. -- Recently, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy passed a historic $14 billion legislation package that will benefit small... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. -- Recently, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy passed a historic $14 billion legislation package that will benefit small businesses, local economies and more as the Garden State ushers in economic recovery and growth for years to come. The... Read More

2020-11-23 18:36:30
by Sara Wilkerson
Gov. Murphy Announces $161 Million in Grants for NJ Municipalities

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation will be awarding $161.25 million in... Read More

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation will be awarding $161.25 million in municipal aid grants to advance road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life improvements. Over 540 cities and towns throughout the state will... Read More

2020-11-20 15:44:10
by Dan McCue
New Jersey Governor Extends Election-Related Deadlines

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Thursday night, extending the deadline by which counties... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Thursday night, extending the deadline by which counties must certify the results of the 2020 election. The immediate effect of the order relates to two counties, Ocean and... Read More

2020-11-03 08:45:52
by TWN Staff
NJ-07: Tom Kean, Jr. (R)

About Kean: Tom Kean, Jr., is grandson of former U.S. Rep. Robert Kean and son of former Gov. Thomas H.... Read More

About Kean: Tom Kean, Jr., is grandson of former U.S. Rep. Robert Kean and son of former Gov. Thomas H. Kean, Sr.  While studying history at Dartmouth College, Dartmouth’s Exchange Program granted Kean the opportunity to transform classroom learning into... Read More

2020-11-03 08:38:42
by TWN Staff
NJ-07: Tom Malinowski (D)

About Malinowski: Tom Malinowski was born in Communist Poland at the height of the Cold War, where he lived with... Read More

About Malinowski: Tom Malinowski was born in Communist Poland at the height of the Cold War, where he lived with his mother until he was six years old. One of his earliest memories is of his mom paying off a... Read More

2020-11-03 08:31:25
by TWN Staff
NJ-03: David Richter (R)

About Richter: David Richter is the former chief executive officer of Hill International, a New York Stock Exchange-listed global professional... Read More

About Richter: David Richter is the former chief executive officer of Hill International, a New York Stock Exchange-listed global professional services firm that provides construction management services on building and infrastructure projects worldwide. Richter grew up in and has spent... Read More

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