NJ Gov. Murphy wants all cops to be licensed

New Jersey is considering legislation that would require prospective police officers to fulfill several requirements before being issued a law enforcement license, including undergoing a psychological evaluation and completing post-academy professional training.

NJ urges COVID vaccine booster shots

Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that he will soon end his regular COVID-19 pandemic briefings because of the overall progress against illnesses. But he and health officials are still urging residents to get boosted.

Vice President Harris hails Newark as model for lead replacement

Newark struggled with high levels of lead in drinking water for years, prompting outrage. But on Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Newark to praise the city for replacing all lead water pipes in just three years — much, much sooner than anticipated.

NJ's new attorney general named

Murphy unveiled Matt Platkin as his pick in Trenton on Thursday about six months after Gurbir Grewal stepped down to take a post with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Phil Murphy sworn in for second term as NJ governor

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy was inaugurated for a second term Tuesday, taking the oath of office under strict COVID-19 testing, vaccination and masking requirements that his administration established.