"This is not as much a battle between Democrats and Republicans, but a battle between right and wrong - between standing up for the people of New Jersey or standing for failed Washington politics", said Murphy, adding his administration would "resist every move from President Trump and a misguided congressional leadership".
Hinting at Trump's reported vulgar comments last week about immigration, Murphy called the country a "beacon of light" for immigrants including those from Haiti and Africa.
Phil Murphy plans to establish the Garden State as a bastion of far-left policies, including a first-of-its-kind government agency devoted exclusively to protecting the rights of legal and illegal immigrants alike. His running mate, former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, was sworn in as lieutenant governor.
Murphy's wife, Tammy, and their four children joined him on stage as he was sworn in by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner at the grand War Memorial in Trenton. She replaces Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the Republican whom Murphy defeated last November.
The new governor thanked Christie for his public service and highlighted that his battle against the opioid epidemic is "worth applauding and continuing". The state needs to fund its public schools and deliver on the promise of property tax relief, he said.
Murphy's inaugural address was unabashedly liberal, calling for the wealthy to pay higher taxes, more funding for Planned Parenthood and a $15 minimum wage.
Serena says motherhood may make her better player
The reigning champ and seven-time victor had hoped to defend her Australian Open title but pulled out following the complications. She spent an extra week in the hospital following the baby's birth, then was forced to spent the next month and a half in bed.
The measure modifies state law to make the use of bump stocks or trigger cranks a second-degree criminal offense in New Jersey, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $150,000.
The former Wall Street executive and US ambassador to Germany will become the state's 56th governor after he is sworn in at the War Memorial in Trenton.
Murphy has never held political office and earned his fortune, which he used to help win the Democratic nomination previous year, as an executive at Goldman Sachs. Murphy, who grew up outside Boston, frequently cites the Kennedys in speeches as inspirational figures, and did so again on Tuesday. Oliver also will head of the state's Community Affairs Department and will become acting governor whenever murphy is out of state.
Romaine lettuce is a bad choice right now, health agencies warn
There's new information on the deadly E. coli outbreak that News 10 has been tracking that could be linked to romaine lettuce . The CDC says state and local health officials are interviewing patients to try to determine what they ate before getting sick.
Eagles to play Jaguars in London in 2018 regular season
The Jaguars are no strangers to London, owning a 3-2 record since first appearing in the International Series in 2013. Spurs' new home will also have NFL-sized changing rooms, a bespoke media centre and players' tunnel.
Bon Jovi Is Coming to Arkansas
The newly announced inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will visit Salt Lake City on March 16. Tickets go on sale starting January 18 through Ticketmaster , with a pre-sale beginning January 16.
South Africans vandalise H&M stores in protest of racist ad
Several stores belonging to Swedish clothing company H&M have been attacked and trashed by members of Economic Freedom Fighters . Some social media users shared footage claiming to show demonstrators throwing racks of clothing to the ground.
Grammy Awards: Bruno Mars, Cardi B, And Kesha Among Performers
Bruno Mars and Cardi B will be bringing their " Finesse " to the ceremony, with the latter making her GRAMMY performance debut. Mars is now nominated in six categories, including Album of the Year, Best R&B Album, and Record of the Year for 24K Magic .