Politics & Government

Kennedy endorses Taveras in governor’s race

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy is endorsing Providence Mayor Angel Taveras in the race for Rhode Island governor. Kennedy tells The Associated Press on Monday that he's impressed that the one-term Democratic mayor has ...

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich dies at 83

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey law enforcement official has died. Union County officials say county Sheriff Ralph Froehlich died at a hospital in Elizabeth on Sunday night. They told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1sFG7y1) that ...

Christie visits Connecticut for campaign events

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been greeted by dozens of gun control protesters lining the streets near a GOP campaign fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut. Christie is making a series of campaign stops on ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 21, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Flags to be lowered in NJ to honor fallen officer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a fallen northern New Jersey police officer. Funeral services will also be held that day for Waldwick Officer ...

5 things Atlantic City is doing to reverse slide

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Even before a slew of casino closings hit Atlantic City, gambling operators, government officials and regulators had been working to improve the resort's prospects. Here's a look at five things they're doing: ___ BETTER ...

Indictment: Man called in false bomb threats

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of making false threats about bombs at the Union County courthouse complex earlier this year has been indicted on two counts of creating a false public alarm. County prosecutors say 29-year-old David Daniels of ...

Protest planned at Christie GOP fundraiser

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Gun control advocates say they plan to hold a peaceful demonstration outside a Connecticut Republican Party fundraising event featuring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The groups are upset with Christie's recent veto of ...

Lawmaker who faced DUI wants police car cameras

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For one New Jersey lawmaker, a bill requiring mounted video cameras in new police cars is personal. Democratic Assemblyman Paul Moriarty was arrested for drunken driving two years ago, but video from a camera mounted on a ...

Johnson calls Christie ‘a buddy’ despite video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he considers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "a buddy" despite making Christie take down an online video that featured the Hollywood star. The former pro wrestler known as "The Rock" said that after viewing the ...