Hurricane Sandy made a mess of the Jersey Shore and neighboring states, causing $71 billion in property damage. The federal government responded with about $60 billion in disaster relief, but in some ways the help residents got in rebuilding created another mess.
This from the Department of It Can Now Be Revealed: State leaders have thought for years that the state should manage Atlantic City and its casino development.
The frequency of stories about pedestrians and cyclists being killed by vehicles has become alarming. The sad loss of drivers and passengers used to dominate fatal-accident stories, but now risk seems to be shifting toward those outside vehicles.
Some of the best news this month has almost been lost in the preoccupation with the presidential election. Significant progress has been made in reducing homelessness, one of the toughest social policy challenges.
New Jersey looks like it soon will streamline the permitting process for fish farmers, which would boost the young Delaware Bay oyster industry. A bill to do so, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic, passed the Legislature unanimously this month. Now the question…
Bipartisan agreement on addressing New Jersey’s disastrous public pensions problem doesn’t get tinier than this: The Legislature on Monday unanimously approved making payments quarterly instead of annually.
Nine months before the primary election for the Democratic candidate for governor in 2017, the county party bosses in North Jersey proclaimed Phil Murphy would be the candidate. The little known Murphy is a former ambassador to Germany and, like former Gov. Jon Corzine, a wealthy former exec…
The mayor and council of Somers Point thought they had a good solution for a common sort of problem at the Jersey Shore — where to put dredge materials, in this case coming from a city marina they’re creating.
The many advantages to South Jersey of converting the B.L. England power plant to natural gas have been delayed again.
Earlier this month, the state announced it was allowing campers at state parks throughout New Jersey to bring a couple of pets with them.