New Jersey

Neighborhood Guide: Jersey City

Once an overlooked, run-down city west of the Hudson, Jersey City is now the fastest-growing metropolis in the state, according to NewJersey.com. As rents continue to rise in New York, Jersey City’s proximity to Manhattan — and opportunity for more space at a better value — has...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:28pm

PHOTOS: Inside the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

This is the crime scene: An overturned chair. A mussed desk, papers all over the floor. A broken bust of Napoleon. What happened, and who did it? The legendary detective Sherlock Holmes could solve the case — and so can you after learning all his tactics at the Liberty Science Center’s...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:38pm

3 killed in Florida school shooting had local ties

Three of the victims killed in the Florida school shooting on Wednesday had ties to New York and New Jersey, reports said. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland left 17 dead, including geography teacher Scott Beigel and football coach Aaron Feis, who both died trying to...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:16am

NJ town by GWB rethinks non-resident travel ban after dip at local businesses

Less than a month after a New Jersey town near the George Washington Bridge banned non-resident traffic on its streets during rush-hour commutes, officials are rethinking that stance. The move comes after businesses in Leonia began to see a significant decline in non-resident patrons, the New York...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:35am

Another 30-year wait for completion of the Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel?

There is only $70 million for advancing an environmental study along with preliminary design and engineering for the Cross-Harbor Freight Tunnel within the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 2017 - 2026 Capital Plan. This leaves a $9.930 billion shortfall to complete this project....

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:00am

New Jersey town closes streets to prevent GWB backup

A New Jersey town in the vicinity of the George Washington Bridge closed itself off to nonresident motorists during rush hour Monday — and one lawyer is now questioning the move’s legality.  Officials from Leonia, population 8,937 according to the 2010 U.S. Census, closed its...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:37am

Schools closed or opening late because of the weather Wednesday, January 17

Although many parts of Manhattan are seeing snow flurries that aren’t — as of 10:50 a.m. this morning — sticking to the ground, several New York and New Jersey schools are closed or scheduled for late openings due to the weather this Wednesday, January 17. Snow flurries started...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:07am

NJ teen dies, 41 others sickened by carbon monoxide

A New Jersey teen died and at least 41 others were sickened by carbon monoxide during the season’s first major snowstorm Thursday afternoon, officials said according to NBC4. A 13-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital, where she later died, after being exposed to the colorless, tasteless...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 9:46am

Lost transit connection opportunity for the Bayonne Bridge

Something else was missing from recent news that cost for reconstruction of the Bayonne Bridge has now grown between $350 to $400 million from $1.3 to between $1.65 and $1.7 billion. Ongoing work is two years behind schedule. This past fall was the 89th anniversary of the ground breaking...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 5:03am

Cuomo, Christie commit to funding their halves of Gateway Tunnel

The governors of New York and New Jersey on Thursday committed to fund 100 percent of their share of the Hudson River Gateway Tunnel rail project. New York will fund $1.75 billion while New Jersey Transit will add $1.9 billion to the $1.9 billion already committed by the board of commissioners of...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:03am

RPA sees more regional rail, urban street space and 24/3 subway service in our future

For nearly a century, the Regional Plan Association has helped shape the New York City-New Jersey-Connecticut metro region. And for just the fourth time in its history, the organization on Thursday is releasing a long-term vision for the area’s future regarding affordability, resilience and...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:00am

Human traffickers used violence, drugs to coerce women into prostitution: AG

Two alleged human traffickers who coerced six women into prostitution using drugs, violence and threats have been arrested for human trafficking in four Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey. According to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office, Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:27pm

NJ science teacher's solar-powered greenhouse program wins $100k grant

Earlier this month, Laura Holborow was just a high-school science teacher from Edison, New Jersey. But on November 16th, she received a life-changing surprise. Holborow was one of five teachers across the country to win the Farmers Insurance "Thank America’s Teachers - Dream Big Teacher...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:16pm

New Jersey residents receive racist 'Make Edison Great' mailer targeting Asian school board candidates

Residents in Edison, New Jersey were sent racist Make Edison Great Again campaign mailers targeting Asians and Indians and urging the community to deport two Asian school board candidates. “The Chinese and Indians are taking over our town!” the postcard reads. “Chinese school!...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:44pm

How four tri-state cities bidding for Amazon’s HQ2 fare with mass transit

With Amazon now tasked with sifting through 238 proposals for its second North American headquarters, transit advocates took a closer look at how four tri-state bidding cities match up when it comes to mass transit, one of the online retailer’s criteria for HQ2. Released Wednesday, a study...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:00am

Grammy Museum Experience honors Newark’s rich musical heritage

When most people think about America’s great musical cities, Newark likely isn’t on the list — but that’s about to change now that the Grammy Museum Experience has opened at the Prudential Center. Just eight months after announcing that the first East Coast outpost of Los...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:55pm

Newark makes bid for Amazon’s HQ2

Since Amazon announced it was looking for a home for its forthcoming second North American headquarters last month, cities across the country have been stating their case to be the chosen location. That includes Boston, Philadelphia, 23 neighborhoods across New York City and now, Newark. “We...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:51am

Going to the beach this weekend? You might want to read this

If you’re eyeing New Jersey beaches in order to soak up some sun, there’s something you need to know. (Sorry, we don’t mean to steal your sunshine.) High bacteria counts in the water led to fifteen New Jersey beaches closing down in late July. The water quality advisories were in...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:20pm

Students embark on ‘Summer By Rail’ journey at Penn Station

As many travelers are avoiding Penn Station during its “summer of hell” repair work, two New Jersey residents are embarking on an epic rail journey from the busy transit hub. Caitlyn Boyle of Leonardo and Victoria Principato of Haddonfield, both students at Catholic University of...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:24am

Jersey Shore has Philly beat for bikeability

You may be surprised to hear that the Jersey Shore is quickly becoming one of the premier spots in our region to ride your bike, either on a boardwalk or trail for fun, or on the street for transportation. On my recent trip to Avalon, New Jersey, I was somewhat shocked to find as many people in...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:03am