July 11, 2015, 9am PDT
Fair housing has taken national stage in recent weeks—a Supreme Court ruling and a Department of Housing and Urban Development rule now define fair housing. The New Jersey Supreme Court has also had its say on the subject, and cities are catching up.
November 9, 2014, 9am PST
At best, it will take seven years to build the Amtrak Gateway tunnels, the replacement of Access to the Region's Core. If one of the existing two aging tunnels has to be shut to make repairs before the project is completed, commute nightmare ensues.
November 8, 2014, 9am PST
New Jersey's transportation trust fund is so broke that by next fiscal year, all of it will go toward debt payments. Democratic Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski's legislation would increase the petroleum tax paid by gasoline distributors.
March 29, 2014, 5am PDT
The facts are in—N.J. Gov Chris Christie did not know of the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, much less order them, according to an internal report commissioned by the governor himself that did not interview any of the key witnesses.
October 1, 2012, 8am PDT
With the second highest share of transit usage in the U.S., a new study three years in the making assesses the development opportunities around the New Jersey's 243 transit stations.
November 10, 2010, 5am PST
A law requiring New Jersey towns to ensure 10 percent of new units are affordable now awaits a vote by the State Assembly.
September 16, 2009, 8am PDT
As city and state budgets tighten, town in New Jersey are looking to join forces and share services.
September 1, 2009, 9am PDT
Piscataway, New Jersey has a booming Muslim Center that wants to expand, including adding a new parking lot and adding a 45-ft. minaret. Locals are complaining about the impact to traffic, light pollution, and 'parking havoc.'
February 11, 2008, 8am PST
<p>New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's plan to convert the state's highways to toll roads is in danger of being voted down by the state senate.</p>
January 4, 2008, 11am PST
<p>New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is pushing a bill that would offer tax credits of up to $75 million to businesses that locate within a half-mile of a transit station.</p>
August 13, 2006, 9am PDT
A New Jersey township that has been a leader in downtown planning is planning to integrate arts-based development into its successful downtown mix.
July 20, 2005, 10am PDT
Lawmakers in several states are trying to limit the impact of the Supreme Court's eminent domain ruling
June 11, 2004, 2pm PDT
In a sweeping act NJ Legislature approves a bill to preserve the northern Highlands and protect the water supply for half the state.
April 8, 2003, 8am PDT
New Jersey publishes a tri-color map to help fight sprawl.
March 31, 2003, 2pm PST
A builder hired private investigators to go undercover, gain trust, and secretly tape city officlals for two years.
March 7, 2003, 9am PST
New Jersey has one of the nation's most chaotic traffic patterns. Is mass transit up to the challenge?
January 16, 2003, 7am PST
Gov. James E. McGreevey blames urban sprawl for New Jersey's problems.
October 28, 2002, 10am PST
New Jersey Governor James E. commits to pursuing a smart growth vision for the state.
October 28, 2002, 8am PST
How can you measure the success of sprawl-control initiatives? Here's a checklist...
October 22, 2002, 7am PDT
The Star-Ledger offers an introduction to the "McMansionization" of New Jersey.