New Jersey already required new school buses to have lap seat belts. At the end of last month, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law the final upgrade in this long-debated matter, a requirement that new buses have three-point shoulder and lap belts.
Last Sunday’s Miss America pageant was the first one under new, controversial leadership and the last one under the existing contract with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
Three outrageous killings in less than a month shook the entire Bridgeton community this summer — a 9-year-old in her bedroom hit by stray gunfire, a football coach gunned down in a school parking lot and a middle-aged woman shot in the head on her front porch.
Researchers across the country are studying how much flood risk affects property values, in light of expected higher sea levels due to climate change. Property owners, potential buyers, the insurance industry and government agencies want to know.
Cape May County has several barrier islands and lots of wetlands, so it has many bridges. Those in the Ocean Drive bridge system have been operated by the Cape May County Bridge Commission, an anachronism in government.
State Senate President Steve Sweeney’s bipartisan task force has delivered an impressive list of recommendations on how to restore financial responsibility to state government.
New Jersey and other high-tax states have been struggling to find ways to let residents exceed the new federal cap on deducting state and local taxes. Like New York, the Garden State passed a law supposedly letting people make donations local governments in the amount they owe in taxes in re…
The SAT, originally for Scholastic Aptitude Test, is the best known standardized test used for college admissions in the U.S.
As a candidate, state Sen. Chris Brown said he would form a panel of Atlantic County stakeholders to develop legislative goals to help revitalize the local economy. In February he appointed the Economic Revitalization Advisory Committee (whose dozen or so members include the publisher of The…
South Jersey hospitals did well in the recently released annual Best Hospitals issue of U.S. News & World Report.
For a half-century, a massive drainage canal beneath Baltic Avenue in Atlantic City was broken and largely forgotten. Instead of reducing flooding during tidal surges and heavy rains, it instead often brought in back-bay waters to flood city neighborhoods.