Politics & Government


Winter Storm Causes Thousands in NJ to Lose Power

PSE&G, JCP&L and Atlantic City Electric customers were in the dark Wednesday as a winter storm dumped snow and ice on New Jersey.

Port Authority Plots 10-Year Capital Course, Drops ‘Director’

The Port Authority plans to extend the PATH system to Newark Airport, along with several other projects.

Mayor: NYC needs blood donations

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says New York City needs blood donations. The New York Blood Center says dozens of blood drives have been canceled because of winter storms. Fewer people are showing up at blood drives that ...

NJ panel may need judge to settle scandal standoff

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration may need to get a judge to force two key figures to turn over subpoenaed documents. Christie's former campaign ...

Enviros ask NJ to toughen rules on storm pollution

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Nine environmental groups are asking New Jersey officials to do a better job of limiting water pollution caused by storm runoff. The groups say permits issued by state government for things like municipal sewer ...

Trenton mayor convicted of extortion, bribery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's capital city has been convicted of bribery, fraud and extortion. A federal jury Friday found Trenton Mayor Tony Mack and his brother, Ralphiel, participated in a scheme to take money in exchange for ...

10 US states considering Internet gambling bills

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A group that tracks gambling-related legislation worldwide says least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year. The study by Gambling Compliance also finds slim chances for a ...

A past candidate returns to run for Senate in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A candidate who ran for the U.S. Senate twice more than 30 years ago is returning to New Jersey to challenge freshman Sen. Cory Booker in a race more prominent Republicans have avoided . Jeffrey Bell tells The Star-Ledger of ...

Former state worker accused of stealing benefits

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a former state Labor Department employee diverted more than $60,000 in unemployment benefits intended for other people into her personal bank account. Essex County prosecutors say 46-year-old Anna Catarino of ...

Christie Announces Plans for Sandy Relief Funds

Gov. Christie visited Keansburg and announced the action plan for the second round of HUD funding for Sandy victims.