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New Jersey

  1. politics
    Pennsylvania’s Republican Candidates Might Actually Be From New JerseyWhile Dr. Oz has been painted as a Jersey carpetbagger, Doug Mastriano was registered to vote in the state as recently as last year.
  2. schooled
    Revenge of the Pod ParentsA temporary solution to pandemic school closures finds new life as an ideological safe space.
  3. covid-19
    New Jersey Is Dropping Its School Mask Mandate—Is New York Next?The expected move by Governor Phil Murphy will put pressure on Kathy Hochul to follow.
  4. crime
    The Knife TwistThe Sheridan brothers have been waiting years for a clue to their parents’ brutal deaths. Last week, they got one.
  5. cold cases
    FBI Searches New Jersey Landfill for Jimmy Hoffa’s BodyThe site survey in a Jersey City dump was spurred by a deathbed confession from a man who claims he buried the ex-Teamsters leader in a steel drum.
  6. the inside game
    What Democrats and Pollsters Missed in New JerseyRepublicans may be shy in responding to surveys, but not about turning out on Election Day, says one of the state’s top pollsters.
  7. 2021 elections
    A Truck Driver Pulled Off an Upset on the Cheap in the New Jersey State SenateRepublican Ed Durr has unseated the powerful Stephen Sweeney, who has been state senate president for over a decade.
  8. the inside game
    The Lucky Phil MurphyHow New Jersey’s governor got ahead of the backlash that has stung Democrats from coast to coast.
  9. extreme weather
    Henri Brings Deluge of Record Rainfall to NortheastThe storm has weakened to a tropical depression, but flash flooding remains a threat for parts of several states through Monday.
  10. elections of 2021
    McAuliffe Cruises to Virginia Gubernatorial NominationThere were no big primary upsets in the two states holding off-year elections, but Virginia Democrats are nervous anyway.
  11. the money game
    Why a Failing New Jersey Deli Is Valued at $100 Million: A TheoryIt doesn’t make sense by any normal standards. But maybe it’s part of a larger game?
  12. learning
    Why Public Schools Shouldn’t Offer a Remote Option This FallIt’s bad for learning, it’s expensive, and it sends the wrong message about whether our schools are safe.
  13. education
    ‘I Want to Meet My Teacher’A war over reopening schools has upended the progressive politics of the New Jersey suburbs.
  14. power
    The Karen Next DoorA white woman calls the police on her Black neighbors. Six months later, they still share a property line.
  15. 2020 elections
    Which House Races Still Aren’t Called?A narrowed Democratic margin in the House could swell or shrink as the last four races are eventually called.
  16. bleep
    Most Jersey Reporter Ever Tells Trump Supporter to ‘Buzz Off’ on Live TVBut it sounded like ‘F— Off.’ Really it did.
  17. extreme weather
    Isaias Wreaks Havoc on Northeast, Leaving Millions Without PowerThe powerful storm left more than 3 million without power, tornadoes were reported in at least five states, and at least five people were killed.
  18. vision 2020
    Kanye West Is Trying to Get on the Ballot in Wisconsin, a Crucial Swing StateHis unorthodox presidential campaign is also collecting signatures in Ohio, Arkansas, and West Virginia, but its earlier efforts face legal scrutiny.
  19. crime
    Everything We Know About the Shooting at a Federal Judge’s Home in New JerseyThe son of Judge Esther Salas was killed by an anti-feminist activist who was later found dead by apparent suicide.
  20. coronavirus
    NJ Governor Requests Expertise of 6 People Who Still Know COBOLWhy the effort to mitigate the coronavirus now means mobilizing coders who still know the decades-old programming language.
  21. trump impeachment
    New Jersey Congressman’s Staff Resigns Ahead of Expected Party SwitchJeff Van Drew is an anti-impeachment Democrat, for now.
  22. crime
    Everything We Know About the Jersey City ShootingThe FBI is treating Tuesday’s deadly attack on a kosher market as an act of domestic terrorism and a hate crime.
  23. the future issue
    In 2029, IRL Retail Will Live Only Inside Amusement ParksCan shopping malls rise again if they get fun?
  24. elections of 2019
    Off-Year Election Preview: Is It All About Partisanship?Unpopular Republicans struggle to win governorships in red Kentucky and Mississippi, while partisan tides help Democrats in Virginia.
  25. marijuana legalization
    Excellent Weed Legalization Bill Dies in New Jersey SenateThe bill would have wiped away the criminal records of low-level drug offenders and guaranteed licenses to small, minority-owned businesses.
  26. commuting
    This Holland Tunnel Décor Is Driving People NutsAn extremely frustrated commuter took a stand against the Port Authority’s questionable décor.
  27. 2018 midterms
    Robert Menendez Is Testing New Jersey’s Tolerance for SleazeDespite lurid corruption charges, the Democrat is still favored to win his Senate race. But will voters have last-minute doubts?
  28. 2018 midterms
    Why New Jersey’s Menendez Could Be Democrats’ Midterm Achilles’ HeelNew Jersey is a very blue state, but Bob Menendez is in some peril against a deep-pocketed opponent after a long corruption trial.
  29. 2018 midterms
    House GOP Runs High Risk in California, New Jersey, New York With Tax Bill 2.0A lot of competitive House races are in the three states where loss of the SALT deduction really made suburban swing voters mad.
  30. criminal justice reform
    California Abolishes Cash Bail Despite Criticism From Left and RightSome conservatives warn abolishing cash bail will cause a crime wave, while some liberals fear judges will just lock defendants up with no recourse.
  31. taxes
    Feds Crack Down on Blue-State Workarounds of Trump Tax Reform Deduction LimitsIt’s part of an ongoing GOP effort to hit coastal “elites” with the bill for reducing high-end taxes. But blue states are still trying to fight back.
  32. the law
    Why the Supreme Court Just Opened the Doors to Legal Sports Betting in AmericaIt has a lot to do with the Tenth Amendment.
  33. ‘Pooperintendent’ Found Defecating on New Jersey High School TrackAfter finding human feces on the track nearly every day, school officials discovered that the local schools superintendent was leaving it behind.
  34. Chris Christie Sticks It to New Jersey One Last Time With Pricey PortraitThe ex-governor’s official portrait will cost three times more than the last three gubernatorial portraits combined.
  35. Menendez’s Popularity Bounces Back After Corruption Charges DroppedThe recently embattled New Jersey senator now looks like a heavy favorite for reelection.
  36. The Anti-Trump Movement Has Already Made Profound Progressive ChangeProgressives have revolutionized criminal justice in Philadelphia, and are on the cusp of passing a long list of vital reforms in Washington state.
  37. The GOP House Exodus Continues: New Jersey’s Frelinghuysen RetiringFacing the toughest challenge of his career, the scion of one of America’s longest political dynasties is headed for the exit.
  38. Justice Department to Retry Senator Menendez in Corruption CaseThis complicates his reelection plans.
  39. New Jersey Governor Vows to Legalize Weed, Cuomo Promises to Think About ItPhil Murphy pledged to legalize weed in his inauguration speech. Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo announced the formation of a panel to study the issue.
  40. High-Tax States Designing Workarounds to Blunt GOP Tax Bill ImpactIn C.A., N.Y., and N.J., Democratic pols are designing “charitable contribution” schemes to maintain federal tax breaks eliminated by Trump bill.
  41. Chris Christie’s Hard-Earned Unpopularity Is His Most Enduring LegacyChris Christie thinks the failure of his presidential campaign tanked his popularity back home. It’s more like the other way around.
  42. Thanks to GOP Tax Bill, Homeowners Rushing to Prepay Property Taxes Before 2018New restrictions on the deductibility of local property taxes are driving many homeowners to pay early and get the deduction one more time.
  43. Chris Christie Didn’t Fetch McDonald’s for Donald Trump. Or Did He?An ex–Trump aide made up the story to embarrass the governor.
  44. Blue-State Republican Revolt Over Tax Bill Could Come Back to Haunt GOPThe House tax bill passed easily, but Republicans from three high-tax states voting no could cause problems down the road.
  45. Mistrial in New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez’s Corruption TrialThe lawmaker was accused of trading political favors for lavish gifts and campaign donations.
  46. Democrats Gain State Government ‘Trifectas’ in New Jersey and WashingtonIn what could be an appetizer for 2018, Democrats began chipping away at GOP dominance of state governments.
  47. New Jersey Election Preview: Dems Quietly on the Road to a Unified GovernmentThe intense unpopularity of both Chris Christie and Donald Trump in New Jersey made a Democratic victory this year inevitable.
  48. Race-Baiting 2017 GOP Campaigns Could Infect the 2018 ElectionsThe racist campaigns the GOP is running in Virginia and New Jersey could spread everywhere next year.
  49. House Narrowly Passes Budget, But Trouble’s Ahead on TaxesThe very close vote shows that the SALT deduction issue is a serious problem.
  50. New Polls Show Crazy End to 2017 Elections Is PossibleThe GOP is threatening to win in newly blue Virginia, while a Democrat is doing well in deep-red Alabama. Clear lessons from 2017 may be hard to find.
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