Politics & Government


Steel Sheet Piling Installation Begins to Protect Route 35 and Homes

About four miles of steel sheet pilings will be installed in both Mantoloking and Brick Township beaches this summer to protect the area from future storms.

Guatemalan Teen Fights to Stay in New Jersey

A teenager who traveled from Guatamala to the U.S. and is living with an uncle in Morristown is fighting deportation.

Christie wants changes to college cost panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he likes the Legislature's idea of studying college affordability but says he does not want the effort to take resources from his branch of the government. The Republican issued a ...

New Jersey appeals on ocean blasting plan

New Jersey is asking a federal appeals court to block a seismic research plan involving blasting the ocean floor with loud sound waves. The state Department of Environmental Protection asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday for an ...

Clinton to sign books in NJ while Christie is away

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in New Jersey next week on the same day that Gov. Chris Christie heads to Iowa. Clinton is scheduled to be at Bookends in Ridgewood to sign copies of her book "Hard Choices" on Thursday. That's ...

Senate approves 2 for Port Authority

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey state Senate has confirmed the two men Gov. Chris Christie wants to add to the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Senate confirmed John Degnan and George Laufenberg for the jobs just ...

Atlantic City mayor: Painful shift from gambling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's mayor says his city is in the midst of a painful transition from a gambling-centric resort to one where betting is only one of many things to do. Mayor Don Guardian says he believes top elected officials ...

Christie kicking off summer shore town hall series

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will bring his town hall events to the beach. Christie is slated on Tuesday to visit Long Branch for the first of a series of summer town hall-style events along the Jersey shore. Christie is expected to ...

New Jersey to keep sex assault evidence longer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is requiring officials to keep sexual assault medical examination evidence, including DNA results, longer if the accuser doesn't press charges. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced the new directive on ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 10, 2014

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