With N.Y. Gun Law Struck Down, States Scramble to Respond

Lawmakers will consider creating many weapon-free zones, making handgun bans the default condition in businesses, and in New Jersey might require those who carry to be insured.

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Democratic States Push Gun Control Bills with Congress Gridlocked

Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.

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$100 Million Film Studio to Rise From Rubble of Ex-Public Housing Site

Lionsgate Newark will include six large soundstages. It’s being built on the site of one of New Jersey’s first public housing projects.

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Supreme Court Stops New Jersey From Dissolving Watchdog Agency

New York officials object to their neighbor’s move to eliminate an agency that was created to keep organized crime off the local docks.

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Future of Agency Created to Keep Mob Off Docks Now Up to Supreme Court

New Jersey wants to dissolve a product of the “On the Waterfront” era. New York wants the country’s highest court to keep the bistate commission alive.

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Gov. Murphy Tones Down Liberal Message in Bid for Suburban Voters

In the first budget address of his second term, Gov. Philip Murphy responded to New Jersey voters’ discontent at a time of surging gas costs and high taxes.

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New York City public schoolchildren head to the first day of class without masks.

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Democratic Governors Look to Biden for a Political Reset

At a weekend fund-raising retreat, a group of governors worried about voters’ frustrations with Democrats. They hoped President Biden’s State of the Union speech would be a pivot point.

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New York Drops Indoor Mask Mandate, Easing Covid Rules

After a scare in November, New Jersey’s governor and other Democratic leaders held back-channel talks over lifting mandates and helping voters impatient with restrictions reclaim a sense of normalcy.

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School Mask Mandate to Be Lifted in New Jersey

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, New Jersey districts will be permitted to allow students and teachers to stop wearing masks.

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Gov. Murphy’s Republican Foe, Jack Ciattarelli, Will Concede

It took nine days. But Mr. Ciattarelli is expected to acknowledge on Friday that he has lost the race for governor of New Jersey.

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In New Jersey, Stephen Sweeney Concedes Election to Edward Durr

The loss by Mr. Sweeney, a Democrat and the second most powerful lawmaker in New Jersey, suggest an erosion of Democratic support in suburban and rural areas.

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Why Ciaterrelli Refuses to Concede NJ Governor’s Race

Gov. Phil Murphy’s Republican opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, was trailing by about 65,500 votes. He is waiting for 70,000 provisional ballots to be counted.

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Ciaterrelli Refuses to Concede New Jersey Governor’s Race

Gov. Phil Murphy’s Republican opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, was trailing by about 65,500 votes. He is waiting for 70,000 provisional ballots to be counted.

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Will Murphy Turn to the Center After Barely Winning Re-Election in N.J.?

The Democratic governor won re-election in a surprisingly close race that has raised questions about his ability to enact liberal measures on gun control and abortion.

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Did Ciattarelli Lawn Signs Predict his New Jersey Election Performance?

Did that matter? Maybe a little.

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Election Day Silver Linings!

Really, it could have been worse.

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Philip Murphy Wins Narrowly in New Jersey Governor’s Race

The victory over Jack Ciattarelli, which ended Democrats’ 44-year re-election losing streak in the state, was far tighter than polls and Democratic strategists predicted.

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How Youngkin Made Use of Trump in His Virginia Win

That was Glenn Youngkin’s approach. Watch other Republicans mimic it.

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Here’s What to Watch in New York and New Jersey Elections

New York City will elect three citywide positions, while both the governor’s race in New Jersey and the mayor’s race in Buffalo could have national implications.

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Netflix Eyes New Jersey Army Base for Major Production Hub

The streaming service said it would bid for a nearly 300-acre chunk of Fort Monmouth and it has the support of Gov. Phil Murphy.

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New York City Helicopter Noise Complaints Tripled During Last Year

Complaints about commercial helicopters have soared in the last year, as the pandemic changed the rhythms of New York City and the people who live there.

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This Election Season, Look Out for Virginia

Off-year elections could come down to a dog’s nose.

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New Jersey Election Seen as Test of Coronavirus Mandates

The New Jersey’s governor contest is one of the first statewide elections to measure how voters now feel about strict coronavirus mandates.

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New York and New Jersey Residents to Receive Federal Aid After Storm

Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York has estimated the state suffered at least $50 million in damages.

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New Jersey’s Stunning Storm Toll Includes Many Who Drowned in Cars

Hurricane Ida killed at least 25 people in New Jersey — more fatalities than in any other state — as the monster storm whipped its way onto the Gulf Coast and tore north to New England.

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This Election Season, It’s Back to the Voting Booth for Governors and More!

No rest for the citizens.

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Ciattarelli Defeats Trump Loyalists in G.O.P. Primary to Take on Murphy

Jack Ciattarelli won New Jersey’s Republican primary and will face Philip D. Murphy, the Democratic incumbent, in November.

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Maplewood Shooting: HS Student Fatally Shot Near Soccer Field Where He Excelled

Moussa Fofana, 18, a junior at Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., and another student were hit by gunfire on Sunday night.

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Women’s Prison Plagued by Sexual Violence to Close, Governor Says

Gov. Philip D. Murphy said that he would shut down Edna Mahan, New Jersey’s only women’s prison, because of a “long history of abusive incidents.”

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N.J. ‘Ban the Box’ Housing Bill Removes Hurdle for Ex-Convicts

Rental applications will no longer ask about criminal convictions, and landlords’ use of background checks will be limited.

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Beer? Money? States and Cities Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated.

State employees who get vaccinated in Maryland are eligible for a $100 payment, while Detroit is giving out $50 prepaid debit cards to those who give someone a ride to a vaccine site.

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How 2 N.J. Schools With Similar Covid Cases Are Reopening

Two New Jersey towns, Rutherford and Secaucus, are five miles apart. Students with autism in Rutherford have gotten far more in-person instruction.

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The New Normal in N.Y.: High Virus Rates and a Steady Stream of Cases

As New York races to vaccinate residents while variants spread, the state’s positive test rate and case counts are likely to remain stable for a while.

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As Some States Limit Voting Rights, New Jersey Will Expand Them

New Jersey, a state controlled by Democrats, will offer more than a week of early in-person voting for the first time before November’s election.

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‘I’ve Lost a Lot of Faith’: Suburban Parents Push Schools to Reopen Faster

Frustration over pandemic reopening plans is growing in New Jersey’s affluent suburbs, where taxes are high and many students are barely in classrooms.

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New Jersey Sues Smith & Wesson Over Its Gun Advertising

The future of gun control may be at stake.

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Smith & Wesson Fights a Case in New Jersey. Gun Control Could Be the Winner.

A case in New Jersey about Smith & Wesson’s advertising could expose secrets that the industry would prefer to keep hidden.

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Gov. Phil Murphy Unveils N.J. Budget Plan With No New Taxes

A $44.8 billion spending plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy calls for no new taxes and fully funds the state pension program for the first time since 1996.

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Marijuana Is Legal in New Jersey, but Sales Are Months Away

Legislation signed on Monday decriminalizes the use or possession of up to six ounces of cannabis, ending an era of disproportionate arrests in communities of color.

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2 Supervisors and Guard Charged in Attacks at Notorious Women’s Prison

The assaults left at least six inmates with injuries. One guard at the New Jersey prison is accused of punching a woman 28 times.

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Schools Were Set to Reopen. Then the Teachers’ Union Stepped In.

Students didn’t return to elementary schools in Montclair, N.J., as planned after a tense week of debate and a boycott of prep sessions by some educators.

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It Was a Landmark Crime Bill. Then a State Senator Added a Special Favor.

The clause to weaken penalties for official misconduct in New Jersey was added by a powerful Democrat whose girlfriend’s son faces five years in prison.

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McKinsey Issues a Rare Apology for Its Role in OxyContin Sales

The firm faced criticism after a report revealed that consultants had discussed destroying documents related to the opioid business and proposed that a drugmaker pay its distributors rebates for overdoses.

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N.J. Governor Wants Schools Open. Local Officials Have Other Ideas.

The tensions point to the difficulty governors across the Northeast have had in persuading districts to reopen — decisions that often require school boards to buck powerful unions.

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19% Test Positive as Outbreak Accelerates in N.J.’s Largest City

After nearly one in five residents who were tested over three days last week were found to have the coronavirus, Newark announced a set of strict new rules.

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Is a Second Wave Starting in N.Y.C.?

There’s an alarming trend in the city: Coronavirus cases are on the rise as winter nears. The mayor is warning of tighter restrictions.

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Second Coronavirus Wave in NYC: Is it Starting?

There’s an alarming trend in the city: Coronavirus cases are on the rise as winter nears. The mayor is warning of tighter restrictions.

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Virus Cases Spike Again in N.Y.C. as New Restrictions Are Considered

The surge could threaten the city’s halting recovery, including its success at reopening public schools and allowing limited indoor dining.

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As Virus Rate Surges to 6%, N.J. Governor Warns of Crackdown

Like New York, the state had beaten back the virus in the early days of the pandemic. Now, it is bracing for another battle.

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