Politics & Government

Congressional subcommittee weighs online gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling. The hearing took place Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing ...

US Sen. Robert Menendez engaged

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is engaged. His office says Menendez popped the question to Alicia Mucci, his girlfriend of more than a year, Monday night. Mucci lives in Bergen County and manages real estate investments. Her public ...

Christie plans inauguration party on Ellis Island

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is holding a party on Ellis Island following his second inauguration. His inaugural committee announced Tuesday the site of the party at a symbol of freedom on land shared by New York and New Jersey. His ...

2 accused of altering nominating petitions in NJ

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two officials in a northern New Jersey town have been charged with tampering with nominating petitions in a town council race. Prosecutors in Bergen County announced charges Tuesday against Emerson Borough attorney Scott ...

NJ assemblyman concedes after recount

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state assemblyman has conceded an election after a recount showed him losing by 39 votes. Republican John Amodeo tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/18zQ16K ) that he called Democrat Vince Mazzeo ...

Hackensack city manager forced to resign

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Hackensack's city manager has agreed to step down. The City Council reappointed Stephen Lo Iacono four months ago. But critics said he didn't do enough to handle allegations of corruption in the police department. He kept ...

Local leaders planning for climate effects

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way. Local governments have long acted as first responders in emergencies. Now they're working to plan for sea level rise, ...

Joe DiVincenzo Kicks Off Reelection Campaign

Despite having actively supported Republican Gov. Chris Christie, Democrats came out in support of Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo's campaign kickoff.

NJ Gov. Christie visit to Vermont closed to media

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermonters who didn't pay ticket prices of up to $10,000 to hear New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speak during an upcoming visit likely won't get to hear him via the media. That's because the state Republican party has ...

Facilities Grants Will Complete Most Needed School Construction Projects

School facilities grants will address all Level 1 applications for construction projects, which are considered those of most critical need.