Menendez gains a primary opponent as calls for his resignation grow after indictment
Rep. Andy Kim of New Jersey has announced that he will run against Sen. Robert Menendez in the state’s Democratic primary for Senate next year, saying he feels compelled to run against the three-term senator after he and his wife were indicted on sweeping corruption charges.
New Jersey failed veterans in state-run homes hit by dozens of COVID-19 deaths, federal report says
A scathing federal report has found New Jersey's two state-run veterans homes were unprepared to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, violating their constitutional rights to reasonable care while in state custody.
Fox News reaches 12.8 million viewers for GOP primary debate, despite Donald Trump's absence
Fox News reached an estimated 12.8 million viewers on two television channels and its streaming network for the first GOP presidential primary debate of the 2024 season, even though former President Donald Trump skipped it.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: Aug. 20, 2023
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, host Glenna Milberg is joined by Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried, author and educator Marvin Dunn, attorney and political analyst Rafael Yaniz, attorney Loreal Arscott, journalist and political analyst Anne Geggis and attorney Marili Cancio.
This Week in South Florida: Chris Christie criticizes DeSantis ahead of primary debate
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is seeking the Republican nomination to run for president in 2024, sat for a one-and-one interview on Friday with This Week In South Florida’s host Glenna Milberg after participating in a town hall in Miami-Dade County.
Deadly flooding hit several countries at once. Scientists say this will only be more common
Extreme rainfall accompanied by deadly flooding hit the United States and several other countries, causing submerged and damaged roads and other destruction that has raised concerns about growing impacts of climate change.
Children lost in flooding as US endures extreme weather, from smoke up north to heat in the West
Extreme weather conditions enveloped the U.S. Monday as the East Coast recovered from flooding, sizzling temperatures beset the West and several northern states contended with unsafe air quality from Canadian wildfires.
Tax break for offshore wind developer Orsted gets blowback in New Jersey Legislature
The future of a bill that would let Danish offshore wind developer Orsted keep tax credits that it otherwise would have to return to New Jersey ratepayers was uncertain Friday afternoon after it failed to gather enough support in the state Senate.
Belgium-based Solvay to pay $393M to clean up and compensate for PFAS contamination in New Jersey
A Belgium-based chemical company will spend nearly $393 million under a settlement to clean up contamination from its so-called forever chemicals in New Jersey’s drinking water and soil and to compensate for the environmental damage they caused.
New Jersey casinos, tracks and partners won $471M in May, up 9.4%, but in-person winnings still lag
New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that take sports bets and the online partners of both types of gambling won nearly $471 million in May, an increase of 9.4% from a year earlier, according to figures released Monday by state gambling regulators.
Ex-Starbucks manager awarded $25.6 million in suit over firing after 2018 arrests of 2 Black men
Jurors in federal court in New Jersey have awarded $25.6 million to a former regional Starbucks manager who alleged that she and other white employees were unfairly punished by the coffee chain after the high-profile arrests of two Black men in 2018 at a Philadelphia location.
New Jersey blinks in dune repairs standoff, allows emergency erosion fixes in defiant town
New Jersey environmental officials will allow a shore town to carry out emergency repairs to its badly eroded beachfront, even as the two sides continue a years-long fight over how best to protect the popular Jersey Shore resort’s fragile coastline.
Justice Dept. settles with New Jersey county over ballot languages, highlighting widespread barrier
The Justice Department has reached a settlement with a New Jersey county over language barriers for Spanish-speaking voters, emphasizing a growing challenge for certain minority communities nationwide.
New Jersey acts to help problem gamblers, sets ad standards
New Jersey is changing its gambling regulations to set advertising standards, making it easier for people with gambling problems to exclude themselves from casinos and marketing from the gambling houses, and creating a position to monitor how well the state’s problem gambling outreach efforts are working.
Rutgers, unions announce agreement, classes to resume
Rutgers University and union representatives have announced an agreement on a framework for new contracts with several faculty unions, allowing a halt to a five-day strike that was the first such job action in the 257-year history of New Jersey’s flagship university.
Whale safety research planned near East Coast wind farms
As dead whales continue to wash ashore on the U.S. East Coast, officials and academics in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere are planning a wide array of monitoring and research aimed at preventing harm to the animals during construction and operation of offshore wind farms.
Feds: Offshore wind not to blame for East Coast whale deaths
Federal environmental and energy officials say there is no evidence that work done by the offshore wind power industry is killing whales in the northeastern U.S. On Wednesday, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management addressed the controversy surrounding a spate of whale deaths on the East Coast that some groups suspect may have been caused by site preparation work for offshore wind farms.
Men and dog missing for 10 days amid journey to Florida Keys found on powerless sailboat
Amid a planned journey to the Florida Keys, two men and a pet dog were rescued from a sailboat without power or fuel more than 200 miles off Delaware, 10 days after friends and relatives had last heard from them, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday.