Politics & Government


Repairs Could Close Hudson River Train Tunnel for a Year

Amtrak says fixes to train tunnel old age and corrosion from Hurricane Sandy sea water could close one tunnel for a year.

Paterson Mayor Touts Accomplishments of First 100 Days, Says There’s More to Do

Paterson Mayor Jose Torres says while progress has been made in the city, crime still remains a problem.

Newark finances now under state supervision

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The finances of New Jersey's largest city will now be under state supervision. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1rhtgME) reports the state's local finance board approved the move Wednesday, acting on a request by Newark. The approval means ...

Union blocks traffic to protest casino givebacks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers are blocking traffic on a southern New Jersey highway to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal casino open. Several members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 8, 2014

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

2 New York police officers charged in sex assault

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers from New York charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino are expected to be taken to New Jersey to face charges. Atlantic City Police Sgt. Monica McMenamin says Andrei Torres ...

New Jersey acting governor returns to public view

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor is making her first public appearance since breaking two bones in a bicycling accident last week. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will be serving in her capacity as acting governor with Gov. Chris ...

Poll: New Jerseyans feel worse about their state

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A poll of New Jersey residents has found their satisfaction with life in the state is the lowest in the four years the survey has been given. The Monmouth University Polling Institute says residents of every region ...

Trenton mayor calls for selling properties for $1

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's capital city wants to sell vacant properties for as little as $1 to those who pledge to fix them up. The concept is among several announced Tuesday by Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson to try to deal with the ...

Newark Council Adopts Budget Amendments Ahead of State Aid Deadline

Members of Newark City Council unanimously approved a spending plan that would raise taxes about $300 per household.