Politics & Government

No high-profile wins, but Booker has big lead

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has a big lead in polls over Republican challenger Jeff Bell as he seeks his first six-year term. But he has also struggled to notch a high-profile legislative victory in Congress. The former ...

Quarantined nurse leaves New Jersey for Maine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients and was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital over the weekend was returning home to Maine on Monday as her lawyer criticized the state's policies that had her fighting to ...

Slain girl’s estate sues law enforcement agencies

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — The family of a New Jersey girl who was strangled by a teenage boy two years ago is suing several law enforcement agencies. The lawsuit claims police didn't act properly and that if they had, there's "a reasonable chance" ...

NJ Gov. Christie to campaign again for Hogan

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming back to Maryland to campaign for Larry Hogan in his bid for governor. Christie, who is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Glen ...

Maine’s Ebola protocols mean quarantine _ for now

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Health officials say a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa has agreed to be quarantined at her home in Fort Kent, Maine, but her lawyer suggests the home confinement may be temporary. Attorney Steven Hyman says ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 27, 2014

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

Governors back home quarantine for Ebola workers

NEW YORK (AP) — The governors of New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as they back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa. The two governors late Sunday night emphasized separately that their ...

Feds raise concerns over NY, NJ Ebola quarantine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it has conveyed its concerns to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo about those states' mandatory Ebola quarantines. The administration is calling the policy "not grounded in ...

Indictment: 4 cops allegedly planned retaliation

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Four Edison police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to retaliate against an officer from another department because he arrested one of the Edison officer's relatives for drunken driving. The indictment ...

Christie says GOP could win in Obama states

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie predicts Republicans could capture governor's offices in states carried by President Barack Obama, an effort that could burnish his potential 2016 presidential campaign. Christie says in an interview ...