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Murphy joins ‘unprecedented’ effort to fight gun violence

Gov. Phil Murphy is one of six governors forming a new consortium to study gun violence. Watch video

New Jersey's Phil Murphy is joining six other governors from northeastern states and Puerto Rico to create what they say is the nation's first consortium to study gun violence. 

The governors, who call the effort "unprecedented," also include New York's Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut's Dannel Malloy, Delaware's

Hoboken to label single-occupancy bathrooms ‘gender neutral’

Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed an Executive Order on Wednesday morning to put the policy into effect immediately at all city owned single restrooms.

HOBOKEN -- City officials are hoping Hoboken becomes the first municipality in the state to require single-occupancy bathrooms be labeled as gender neutral in an effort to be more inclusive to the transgender community.


Filipino group shines light on drug war ‘atrocities’ in homeland during U.S. tour

"It's terrorizing communities."

Human rights violations and a catastrophic drug war in the Philippines are the focus of a group currently making rounds in New Jersey and New York to raise awareness of the plight of the island nation. 

The group, which includes both native-born members and Filipino-Americans, visited The Jersey Journal today as part of its "Stop the Killings" speaking

$95K settlement for lawyer who said officer put metal detector up her skirt

Bonita B. Bourke says a sheriff's officer inappropriately 'wanded' between her legs when entering a county jail

The Sussex County Sheriff's Office has paid a $95,000 settlement to a Hacketstown lawyer who sued the county claiming a sheriff's officer inappropriately used a metal detector between her legs during a screening at the county jail.

In the suit Bonita B.

Port Authority commissioner: I was not seeking special treatment when I fought with cops

Caren Z. Turner makes her first statement on the Tenafly incident. Watch video

After days of silence, former Port Authority commissioner Caren Z. Turner responded Wednesday to the public outcry over her intervention in a Tenafly traffic stop involving her daughter.

This is her statement:

"Last month, my daughter and three of her friends were in a car that

Chris Christie or Phil Murphy: Who had a better first 100 days?

Who wore it better during their first 100 days as governor: Chris Christie or Phil Murphy?

Where Bayonne’s First Ward candidates stand on key issues

The Jersey Journal interviewed the city's First Ward council candidates about what issues they see in their ward and how they plan to address them.

N.J. morning radio host Clay Pigeon shines in long-unseen documentary ‘One October’

The film, from executive producer Edward Norton, provides a fascinating snapshot of the fall of 2008, a unique moment in history that comes alive thanks to the genuine curiosity, persistence, and humanity of its focal point, Clay Pigeon.

Five days a week, listeners to Jersey City's WFMU rise to the comforting voice and gentle demeanor of morning man

Port Authority may also have given police escort to Marine band

The Port Authority is investigating claims that officers were ordered to provide a rush-hour police escort for buses carrying the United State Marine Corps Band.

Rush Limbaugh may have not been the only one to receive a special escort from the Port Authority police while running late to a Marine gala in the Big Apple earlier this month.

The bi-state

Man admits he killed girlfriend as she lay sleep next to their son

Ignacio Ortiz Vasquez, an unauthorized Mexican immigrant, confessed to the act days before the scheduled start of his trial.

A Mexican immigrant and father of three has confessed to strangling his girlfriend in her bed as she slept, just feet away from where their son was sleeping in 2015.

Authorities say Ignacio Ortiz Vasquez, 42, this week pleaded guilty to charges of