BREAKING: Christie knew about bridge lane closures while they were shut, former official says

(Source: NBCNews.com)

'We made it': Cruise ship passengers reach dry land after gut-wrenching voyage

(Photo: John Makely / NBC News)

The illness-ridden Royal Caribbean liner arrived in Bayonne, N.J., after trip in which 600 passengers and crew were struck down by a fast-moving stomach bug.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Chris Christie: I was ‘misled by a member of my staff’ in bridge controversy

(Photo: Kena Betancur / Getty Images, file)

The New Jersey governor denied knowing about a scheme to close bridge access lanes to bully a local political rival, calling the reported actions of a top aide “unacceptable.”

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Mom surprised by soldier son in Santa suit: ‘It meant everything’

(GIFs: Sarah Coffey / NBC News)

A New Jersey mom received the gift she wanted the most for Christmas, wrapped in a big red suit with a white beard and glasses.

More from TODAY

(Source: TODAY.com)

Full police honors for ‘extraordinary’ 10-year-old who moved a village

(Photo: Ridgewood Police Dept.)

In the New Jersey village of Ridgewood, Michael Feeney was a celebrity. He swapped campaign advice with the mayor. For a short time, he served as police chief. He was 10 years old. Feeney died last week after a four-year struggle with a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer. On Tuesday, the village honored him with a funeral with full police honors.

Continue reading 

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Couple: We tipped gay waitress, did not criticize her ‘lifestyle’

(Photo via NBC New York)

A New Jersey waitress’ claim that she was denied a tip because she is gay is being disputed by the couple she allegedly served.

More from TODAY

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Christie: Presidential frenzy ‘flattering,’ but I’m good with governor for now

(Photo: NBC News)

The day after his victory in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie says speculation about a presidential run is “complimentary,” but he’s committed to the job he “got re-elected to do.”

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

BREAKING: Police searching for a gunman inside Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ

Chris Christie drops challenge to same-sex marriage in New Jersey

(Photo: NBC News)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie abandoned the state’s legal challenge to same-sex marriage on Monday, hours after gay couples began tying the knot in the wake of a court ruling.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

In rebuff to Christie, court orders start of same-sex marriages in New Jersey

(Photo: Julio Cortez / AP file)

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the state must begin granting same-sex marriage licenses on Monday, contrary to the wishes of Gov. Chris Christie.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Booker wins Senate race in New Jersey

(Photo: Eduardo Munoz / Reuters)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker will soon be headed to Washington as the next New Jersey senator.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

'The drama is nonstop': Powerball winner 'Wild' Willie wants his old life back

(Photo: Tony Dokoupil / NBC News)

“Wild” Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week’s $400 million Powerball pot in South Carolina: Run. “Just disappear,” he said, speaking from hard-won experience. “Get lost while you still can.”

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Electrical components compromised by Sandy floodwaters caused NJ boardwalk fire

(Photo: Eduardo Munoz / Reuters)

A boardwalk fire that tore through two Jersey Shore communities, destroying dozens of businesses that had barely found their footing after Superstorm Sandy, was caused by electrical components that had been compromised by the storm, officials announced Tuesday.

Continue reading

(Source: NBCNews.com)