New Jersey officials announced Tuesday they will adopt a rule requiring all new cars sold in New Jersey by 2035 to be electric, a move the Murphy administration hailed as key in combatting climate change but industry groups warned would spike costs for car buyers. Under the state Department of Environmental Protection’s “Advanced Clean Cars […]
State officials have appointed a monitor to oversee all fiscal operations, budgeting, and staffing at New Jersey City University, just over a year after mounting mismanagement drove trustees to declare a financial emergency and replace top administrators there. Henry J. Amoroso, an attorney and tenured associate professor of legal studies at Seton Hall University’s Stillman […]
A bill signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday will require at least half of all girls’ and gender-neutral bathrooms in New Jersey schools to have free menstrual hygiene products, part of a move to end period poverty. Almost one in four U.S. youth struggle to afford menstrual products, with students of color and […]
New Jersey sued the federal government Friday to block New York’s plan to add tolls on Manhattan’s busiest roads, calling it a “misguided scheme” that will reap billions for the city while spiking congestion and air pollution in New Jersey. In a federal complaint filed in Newark, state officials asked the court to vacate the final […]
A housing watchdog group has sued 26 landlords and brokers in Jersey City and Newark, alleging they illegally refuse to lease apartments to people who use government-subsidized vouchers to pay rent. The Housing Rights Initiative, a New York City-based nonprofit, filed a complaint in state Superior Court Wednesday asking a judge to declare the landlords, brokers, and […]
Republished courtesy of New Jersey Monitor Almost since the start, when train service stopped on the old Boonton rail line in 2002 and the weeds and wildlife began taking over, plans formed for what the narrow 9-mile tract snaking through Essex and Hudson counties could be. Everyone from environmentalists to politicians envisioned a park that would […]
Even in diverse Jersey City, more than half the teachers there are white, compared to just 15% of students.
In one of the most densely populated parts of the state, Caven Point offers urbanites a close-to-home opportunity to see horseshoe crabs, endangered birds, and sometimes even harbor seals, comb the shore for shells, and learn firsthand about pollution, climate change, and habitat preservation.
New Jersey lawmakers on Wednesday passed a controversial bill that would open Liberty State Park up to commercialization, to the chagrin of critics who unsuccessfully called for a ban on large-scale development and special protections for an environmentally fragile peninsula there.
A bill that would permit large scale commercial development in Liberty State Park sailed through an Assembly committee yesterday.