The New Jersey Fish and Game Council unanimously approved reinstating the controversial bear hunt after human-bear interactions spiked. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Despite warnings from activists, New Jersey’s bear hunt likely is returning

BY: - November 16, 2022

'They have a right to live, and we do not have a right to take that life,' bear defender Brian Craine said.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

New Jersey Congressional races see $15M in outside spending

BY: - November 1, 2022

GOP groups have poured $5.7M into effort to defeat Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski in a year heavy with outside spending.

In Passaic, a two-bedroom apartment costs on average about $1,700 a month — amounting to 103 hours of work a week at minimum wage to avoid being cost-burdened. (Photo by New Jersey Monitor)

Low-income renters and tenants of color in N.J. bear brunt of housing crisis, study finds

BY: - October 12, 2022

The Garden State needs a 'visionary housing policy' to protect families from displacement, according to an advocacy group.

From early voting to new election result reporting rules, New Jersey's voting systems have undergone a transformation in the last two years. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

New Jersey’s voting systems see repeated reforms since 2020

BY: - September 26, 2022

While New Jersey has been no stranger to election reforms in recent years, some have proven easier to enact than others.

In New Jersey, legislative resolutions raise the question: What’s the point?

BY: - August 31, 2022

Garden State lawmakers use resolutions to highlight subjects ranging from guns to stuttering to Frank Sinatra.

NJ joins. Pa, others in multi-state effort to clean up voter rolls | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 16, 2022

This week, New Jersey became the latest state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center, a nonprofit operated by representatives from member states.

Warren Buffet's Trident Mortgage systemically underserved and avoided services in majority-minority neighborhoods, federal officials announced Wednesday. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Warren Buffett firm settles $20 million redlining case out of Camden, Philly area

BY: - July 28, 2022

The firm’s practices undervalued homes in neighborhoods of color, prosecutors say.

N.J. panel may explore loosening mail-in ballot election challenge rule

BY: - July 18, 2022

Judges in New Jersey interpret election law with deference to voter enfranchisement and ballot access.

N.J. set to become haven for out-of-staters seeking abortions

BY: - June 30, 2022

Bill would ban extradition of anyone seeking or providing abortions in N.J.

New Jersey eyes tax rebates to offset soaring gas prices

BY: - April 12, 2022

And could the Garden State finally allow you to pump your own gas? A plan to partially allow it has been revived.


Reparations are possible — they happened for Asian Americans | Opinion

BY: - March 13, 2022

I’m sharing my grandmother’s map of a history that I couldn’t see, with the optimism that we can follow it toward a more just future for all.

Trailblazing scholar heads to the N.J. Assembly with eye on public access

BY: - January 3, 2022

Sadaf Jaffer will be one of the first Muslims to serve in the Garden State's Legislature.