1. A House Fire Ignites a Journalist’s Curiosity Summary, Yesterday

    A trail of Facebook posts and interactions with neighbors led the reporter Tracey Tully on a quest to understand, and share, one woman’s story.

  2. A Song and Dance Collaboration, Straight Outta Swamplandia Arts & Leisure, February 3

    The choreographer Troy Schumacher, the composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone and the novelist Karen Russell teamed up, pushing one another to new places in their mediums.

  3. Man Paid $20,000 in Bitcoin in Failed Attempt to Have 14-Year-Old Killed, U.S. Says Express, February 3

    John Michael Musbach, 31, of Haddonfield, N.J., tried to hire a hit man to kill a child with whom he had exchanged sexually explicit photos, federal prosecutors said.

  4. Someone Called the Police on a Girl Catching Lanternflies. Then Yale Honored Her. Express, February 2

    Bobbi Wilson, 9, was hunting for spotted lanternflies, an invasive species, in New Jersey. A neighbor called the police, but her effort has since earned recognition “from far and wide,” her mother said.

  5. New Jersey Councilwoman Is Fatally Shot, Officials Say Express, February 2

    Eunice K. Dwumfour, 30, was found dead in her car with multiple gunshot wounds on Wednesday night. She was serving her first term on the Sayreville Borough Council.

  6. Homes for Sale in New Jersey and New York Real Estate, February 2

    This week’s properties are a six-bedroom house in Frenchtown, N.J., and a three-bedroom house in Locust Valley, N.Y.

  7. Man Is Charged With Firebombing a New Jersey Synagogue Metro, February 2

    The violence rattled congregants at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, N.J. An employee had discovered broken glass and gasoline near the door on Sunday.

  8. She Lost Her Childhood Home Over Taxes. Then It Erupted in Flames. Metropolitan, February 1

    For years, Eve Morawski waged an epic battle against real estate investors who bought her tax debt and ultimately seized her Maplewood, N.J., home.

  9. Will the Gateway Tunnel Finally Become Reality? Metro, February 1

    President Biden came to town to commit $292 million to the long-delayed project, but that doesn’t mean it will really happen.

  10. Molotov Cocktail Hurled at a New Jersey Synagogue, Police Say Express, January 29

    Officials said a man in a ski mask early on Sunday lit a Molotov cocktail and threw it at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, N.J. An incident at an Episcopal church in Asbury Park, N.J., was also under investigation for possible bias.

  11. Woman, 29, Enrolled in High School and Pretended to Be a Teenager Metro, January 26

    The woman attended classes in New Brunswick for four days before her ruse was discovered, officials said.

  12. A Year in the Juvenile Justice System Book Review, January 24

    “Children of the State” immerses the author Jeff Hobbs in the world of three American institutions. What he discovers is an open question.

  13. Holland Tunnel Out of New York City Will Close Overnight Through 2025 Metro, January 18

    New Jersey-bound traffic will be barred for several hours six nights a week while crews repair decade-old damage from Hurricane Sandy.

  14. Norm Fruchter, Champion of Equal Access to Education, Dies at 85 Obits, January 12

    A lawsuit he helped initiate to change how the state allocates aid to localities reaped a bonanza for New York City schools.

  15. New Jersey Governor Wants to Expand Number of Liquor Licenses Metro, January 10

    “It is OK to admit it. It’s cool to be from New Jersey again,” Gov. Philip D. Murphy said on Tuesday in his State of the State address.

  16. Judge Blocks Much of New Jersey Law Limiting Guns in Public Metro, January 9

    The temporary order by Judge Renée Marie Bumb permits licensed handgun owners to carry weapons in nightclubs, theaters, arenas, racetracks and museums, among other places.

  17. Woman in GoFundMe Scam Gets 3 Years in New Jersey Prison Express, January 9

    Prosecutors said Katelyn McClure and her boyfriend at the time spun a tale that helped them raise more than $400,000 for a homeless man. All three were eventually charged.

  18. Why Subway and Bus Fares Are Likely to Rise Next Year Metro, December 19

    The M.T.A. held off price increases during the pandemic, but now it faces a possible budget disaster.

  19. Companies Fined $325,000 for Selling Pesticide to Fight Coronavirus, E.P.A. Says Express, September 23

    Zoono USA and Zoono Holdings, New Jersey companies, sold Zoono Microbe Shield through numerous websites and were fined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  20. At Head Start, Masks Remain On, Despite C.D.C. Guidelines National, September 7

    Some of the nation’s poorest pre-K students are the last still under mask mandates, affecting enrollment.

  21. New York Faces New Commuter Surge, Ready or Not, Study Suggests Metro, June 15

    The study appears to underscore the need for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, part of the huge and long-planned Gateway project.