Politics & Government

Crime drops with new police force in gritty Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Crime has dropped in Camden since a new police department rolled into town a year ago, but it remains far more dangerous than most cities. The New Jersey city near Philadelphia officially disbanded its police department on May ...

Port Authority pays $500,000 for unsolicited plans

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey paid $500,000 to a noted architect for bridge designs that the agency didn't request and can't use, according to a published report. Citing agency documents it obtained, The ...

Judge reduces ex-chief’s sentence in murder plot

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has reduced the prison sentence handed down to a former central New Jersey police chief who was convicted of plotting to kill his ex-wife. Philip Castagna received a 17-year state prison term for a conspiracy ...

New Jersey may see cleanup money as revenue source

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A change in New Jersey's proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year could result in a revenue windfall for the state at the expense of polluted communities. The change appears to allow the state to divert money from settlements ...

2 candidates vie to replace Booker as Newark mayor

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two candidates with deep Newark roots are vying to replace Cory Booker as mayor of New Jersey's largest city. The May 13 election is pitting Ras Baraka against Shavar Jeffries. The seat is currently held by an interim mayor. It ...

Christie Visits Seaside Boardwalk Ahead of Summer Season

Gov. Christie visited Seaside Heights to see the progress made on the boardwalk, which was severely damaged by a fire in September.

Asm. Caputo: Caesars’ NY Casino Bid is a Slap in the Face to NJ

Tourism and Gaming Committee Chair Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says that Caesars putting in a casino bid in New York is a slap in the face to New Jersey because it would take revenue away from the Garden State.

‘Family Guy’ flier spoofs Christie scandal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — "The Family Guy" is taking on a New Jersey political scandal. A flier sent to Emmy voters asks them to name the show "best animated program." It warns, "Vote for us, or it's time for some traffic problems in Brentwood," a Los ...

Political Roundtable: April 25, 2014

Republican Strategist Al Gaburo and Democratic Strategist Phil Alagia discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

New Jersey lawmakers subpoenaed on bridge probe

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating the traffic jams at the heart of the scandal engulfing Gov. Chris Christie say federal prosecutors have ordered them to share documents they have gathered. The committee co-chairs said in a ...