See Which N.J. City Bests Vegas and Phoenix On Solar Power

Think of cities across the country where solar power is booming, and some obvious sunny spots come to mind: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Antonio. There's another city, however, that beats them in solar energy production. Try sunny Newark, N.J. Newark, in fact, ranks eighth in a survey of 65 large U.S. cities in terms…

State gov't internet access restored after 7-hour outage

New Jersey government offices had access to the internet restored early Friday afternoon after an outage by provider Verizon put them in the dark all morning. "We're back up to full operations," said Chris Santarelli, a spokesman for the N.J. Department of Treasury. The department's Office of Information Technology expects to receive a report from Verizon…

District and Charter School Students Come Together to Learn Coding

A Newark coding program has been bringing together children from a district school and a charter school every weekend this fall, with instructors from a local college, to teach Newark students important 21st Century technology skills.

Gadget developed by N.J. natives aims to get parents talking more to their kids

Two Jersey City natives are touring the nation in a bus trying to convince parents to spend more time talking to their children. Chris and Jon Boggiano are using the bus, which was parked outside of Liberty Science Center last week, to grab attention for a new gadget they developed that they hope…

The real CSI: How high-tech forensic tools are changing the game in Camden

CAMDEN — Sgt. Carmelo Villegas has said it again, and again, to the crew of crime scene investigators he oversees at the Camden County Police Department. "I tell them, 'You don't know how good you have it,'" said Villegas as he stood in the department's crime scene investigation unit, a recently revamped operation that's slowly being…

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