Politics & Government


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 ...

Work to begin on rebuilding Ocean Grove boardwalk

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Officials in the Victorian Jersey shore resort of Ocean Grove are hoping to rebuild the boardwalk that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy by the July Fourth holiday. Neptune Township officials have selected a contractor and ...

Christie: NJ property taxes rose modestly in 2013

Gov. Chris Christie says the average property tax bill rose by 1.7 percent in 2013, making it the third year in a row with an increase under 2.5 percent. Christie released preliminary administration data on tax bills at a town hall meeting Thursday ...

47 percent tax increase possible in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new mayor says property owners there may be facing a 47 percent tax rate increase. Mayor Don Guardian issued the warning Wednesday when he introduced the city's proposed $262 million budget. He said the ...