Politics & Government


NJ Police Departments Get Military Vehicles

Police in Middletown and Bergen County are getting MRAPs, mine resistant armor protected vehicles. Officials say they will be used mainly for water rescues.

Critics Say Cami Anderson’s School Reforms Will Lead to Chaos

With about three weeks to go before the start of the school year, critics of the One Newark plan say its implementation will cause confusion and chaos within the district.

Court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City has won a victory in court. A New Jersey appeals ruled in favor of Fishermen's Energy in a dispute over the company's plan. The state ...

Sen. Weinberg: Essex County Judge Posts are Better Filled Than Vacant

Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) says that it's better that the Senate approved the Essex County judge nominations than keeping open seats.

Christie comes to Perry’s defense after indictment

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Rick Perry's defense. The chair of the Republican Governors Association released a statement Monday defending his Texas counterpart, who was slapped with two felony counts of abuse of ...

State senate confirms new Essex County judges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has voted to confirm eight new Essex County superior court judges following a lengthy stalemate with Gov. Chris Christie. The Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve the picks shortly after the judicial ...

Top military official visits NJ veterans home

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — The top non-commissioner officer in the U.S. military is in New Jersey. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia is scheduled to visit the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home. Battaglia will meet with residents, their relatives and ...

GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates. The results improved the party's chances of winning in competitive congressional ...

State awards $34M contract to demolish Greystone

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has awarded a $34 million contract for the demolition and site restoration of the historic Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris County. The Daily Record (http://dailyre.co/1taok0b) reports that the state ...

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes him the third prospective Republican presidential candidate to face the prospect of kicking off a White House campaign while worrying about legal troubles back home. Prosecutors ...