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Christie pension commission warns of shortfalls

9-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unfunded health benefit and pension liabilities threaten to put a $90 billion drain on the state's future budgets. That's according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the panel convened by Gov. Chris ...

La company has $18M Navy dredging contract in NJ

9-25-14
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pentagon says a southeast Louisiana company has an $18.4 million Navy contract for maintenance dredging in Earle, New Jersey. Weeks Marine Inc. of Covington is to dredge the areas around two piers and part of Sandy Hook ...

Steak shop owner sentencing postponed

9-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sentencing has been postponed for a Trenton sandwich shop owner who compared himself to Boss Tweed for his role in a bribery scheme that brought down the city's mayor. Joseph "JoJo" Giorgianni pleaded guilty last year in the ...
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Transportation Committee Hears Proposals to Solve Transportation Trust Fund Crisis

9-24-14
The Assembly Transportation Committee held a hearing to look for a sustainable long-term plan for the depleted Transportation Trust Fund.
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PATH Riders Frustrated with Service Interruptions, Fare Hike

9-24-14
Those riding PATH trains say the latest service interruption was an inconvenience and it comes right before a fare increase.

Revel casino auction to continue on Tuesday

9-24-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bankruptcy court auction for Revel, the failed luxury casino-hotel on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, will resume on Tuesday. An auction that began Wednesday morning was suspended in the afternoon due to the approach of ...

New Jersey lawmakers look at transportation fund

9-24-14
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are hearing from local officials and groups of businesses that the state needs to put more money into improving roads and transit. While there is wide agreement on that, there's disagreement over how to ...

AP source: Offers made for closed Revel casino

9-23-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A person familiar with efforts to find a buyer for the shuttered Revel casino in Atlantic City says "multiple" offers have come in. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the sale efforts and spoke to The ...

Newark mayor pushes measure targeting foreclosures

9-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has introduced an ordinance that targets out-of-state creditors seeking to foreclose on city properties. The measure is consistent with Baraka's vow to take action on Newark's foreclosure situation. It ...
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Environmentalists Upset with Plans to Divert Passaic River Funds

9-23-14
Environmentalists are upset with apparent plans to divert millions of dollars intended to restore the polluted Passaic River to help balance New Jersey's budget.