Politics & Government

Retired NJ State Police commander sentenced

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State Police troop commander has been sentenced to two years probation after admitting he stole from a charitable fund that assists state troopers and their families. The attorney general's office says a condition ...

New Jersey demolishes 1st home under Sandy buyout

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has demolished the first flood-damaged home under a Superstorm Sandy buyout program. The home on Weber Avenue in Sayreville is among four demolitions scheduled this week in the Middlesex County town. The family ...

2 women lead Newark Police Department

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Women are leading the police department in New Jersey's largest city for the first time in the department's 125-year history. Sheilah Coley was confirmed as Newark's police director while Ivonne Roman was promoted to the city's ...

Hecklers Dog Christie at Town Hall But Audience Comes to His Defense

Gov. Christie held a town hall meeting in Mount Laurel where security was tight and hecklers were escorted out.

Sandy Victims Get Temporary Housing Extension, But Still Face Uncertainty

FEMA has granted a four-month extension to its temporary housing aid, but families living at Fort Monmouth are still worried about their next move.

Tesla Won’t Be Able to Sell Electric Cars in NJ Come April 1

The Motor Vehicle Commission passed new regulations prohibiting manufacturers from directly selling cars to customers. That means Tesla Motors won't be able to sell electric cars in the Garden State.

REACT Founder: NJDEP Did Not Consider Well Water in Landfill Proposal

Roxbury Environmental Action Coalition Founding Member Shannon Caccavella says the NJDEP did not take into consideration groundwater in its proposal for the Fenimore Landfill.

New Jersey ex-governor Corzine’s son dies at 31

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's (KOHR'-zynz) son has died. Corzine spokesman Steven Goldberg says 31-year-old Jeffrey Corzine had suffered from severe depression for years and killed himself Tuesday. Goldberg says he'd been ...

NJ lawmaker facing charges sees assets auctioned

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Commercial assets belonging to a New Jersey lawmaker who is facing fraud charges have been auctioned off. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1fukW6v ) six Bergen County commercial properties once owned by Robert Schroeder have ...

NJ charges 4 with false Sandy aid applications

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities have charged four homeowners with trying to get post-Superstorm Sandy aid they were not entitled to by claiming that vacation homes were their primary residences. The four received benefits ranging from ...