January 15, 2017, 7am PST
The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has prohibited local municipalities from painting a blue line down the middle of streets near police stations. State and local governments are pushing back, saying the prohibition "defies common sense."
October 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
The historic gas hike agreement was unexpectedly rejected in its first attempt to pass the legislature. It was approved on Oct. 7 because only a majority vote was needed. Republican Gov. Chris Chris is expected to sign the legislation.
September 27, 2016, 9am PDT
There's a major transportation showdown underway in New Jersey, but that doesn't excuse the New Jersey Transit Board from holding public meetings.
September 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
Fear that skyscrapers might be a persistent target of terrorist attacks did not last long beyond the days and months following 9/11. Neither terrorists nor the Great Recession have stopped the city's skyline from continuing to reaching skyward.
August 16, 2016, 5am PDT
New Jersey Chris Christie announced the competition of a $143 million levee system in Somerset County. Gov. Christie now hopes that residents can drop flood insurance.
August 5, 2016, 2pm PDT
A small group of residents in Ocean County, New Jersey have lawyered up to resist a state and federal project to build 22 miles of sand dunes to protect the New Jersey coast.
May 29, 2016, 5am PDT
The retail sector got a wake up call this month.
January 24, 2016, 5am PST
A lack of a master plan for Port Newark is one of the reasons the city of Newark is looking to improve on the leadership of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
January 3, 2016, 9am PST
Attorneys representing the state of New Jersey responded to the allegations of a class action lawsuit rising from the "bridge-gate" scandal.
October 5, 2015, 11am PDT
Once upon a time, golf courses were a popular component of development plans. Much more common now: single-family detached housing on the former site of a golf course.
September 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
The bi-partisan duo of governors from New Jersey and New York have penned a letter addressed to President Obama asking for a 50-50 funding share on the critical tunnel project for the Amtrak line connecting the two states.
September 1, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Garden State once dreamed of becoming a global leader in offshore wind electricity generation. Now its plans look dead in the water.
August 14, 2015, 2pm PDT
A complex infrastructure investment project to build resilience into the energy grid is snarling traffic in North and Central New Jersey.
July 7, 2015, 2pm PDT
A developer is claiming that the New Jersey borough of Upper Saddle River violated its "civil rights" to provide housing in a New Jersey community.
February 12, 2015, 1pm PST
The Hackensack River in New Jersey, suffering the ill effects of a century of industrial impacts, is badly in need of environmental remediation. The U.S. EPA announced this week that it will study the river as a potential Superfund site.
February 10, 2015, 10am PST
The Passaic River, upriver from Newark, is a chronic flood threat to the communities along its banks. But a new plan to build a permanent solution could also block access to the river.
February 6, 2015, 1pm PST
A catastrophic event in Edgewater, New Jersey, in which a 408-unit apartment complex was gutted by fire, has inspired legislators to propose a moratorium on the materials and practices of "light frame construction."
November 20, 2014, 7am PST
Now that an increase in New Jersey's gas tax is before the legislature, Christopher Maag of The (New Jersey) Record looks at how neighboring states Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New York have met their transportation needs.
April 2, 2014, 9am PDT
As an alternative to raising the nation's second lowest gas tax (but lacking Alaska's oil wells), The Record found that Gov. Christie diverted toll revenue from the Port Authority and used them for state-owned facilities such as the Pulaskie Skyway.
May 11, 2012, 7am PDT
Once at the cutting edge of the recycling revolution, the last decade has seen a precipitous drop-off in recycling in New Jersey. James M. O’Neill reports on the reasons for the decline and its effect on municipal finances.