Politics & Government

Homeless teens find allies in NJ Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A handful of New Jersey legislators will be sleeping out on the Statehouse lawn to call attention to the plight of homeless teenagers. Friday night's legislative sleep out is a fundraiser for Covenant House, a leading provider ...

Ocean County getting most Sandy housing aid

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Records show more than 60 percent of Superstorm Sandy state housing assistance is going to homeowners in Ocean County. Nearly $14 million of the $23 million spent on the Sandy Housing Rental Assistance Program has ...

Retired Bridgewater police chief gets new job

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A retired central New Jersey police chief is back on the public payroll. Richard Borden has been hired as fourth Somerset County undersheriff six months after he stepped down as police chief in Bridgewater. Borden will be ...

Judge: AC councilman suit against NJ can proceed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Superior Court judge is allowing a lawsuit by an Atlantic City councilman alleging malicious prosecution by the state Attorney General's Office to move forward. Marty Small was charged with — and acquitted of — ...

GWB Committee Tries to Reset After Judge Ruling Limits Its Powers

After a judge ruled former Christie aides don't have to comply with subpoenas issued by the special committee investigating the GWB lane closures, members are considering their options going forward.

Some Question NJ Hiring ICF for Sandy Recovery

ICF International is still in litigation over errors it allegedly made when trying to help Louisiana recover from Hurricane Katrina.

S&P Downgrades NJ Bond Rating

Standard & Poor's claims Gov. Christie's state budget isn't really balanced because it relies on money that hasn't materialized.

Raising Chickens Gains Popularity in NJ

Despite some local laws limiting or prohibiting the practice of keeping chickens on residential property, many in New Jersey have started raising the birds for eggs.

Last big holdout in Toms River agrees to dunes

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The last major oceanfront landowner has agreed to sign an easement allowing the construction of a dune system in Toms River, which suffered some of the worst damage in Superstorm Sandy. John McDonough, who owns the Ocean ...

New Jersey fines unregistered health clubs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have fined 53 gyms for failure to register or selling long-term contracts without maintaining required security bonds. The state Division of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday that the fines for the health ...