Politics & Government

Utility, Sesame Street tout emergency preparedness

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest utility is teaming with the producers of television's Sesame Street to help families prepare for major emergencies such as hurricanes, tornados and floods. Public Service Electric and Gas Sesame Workshop ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 7, 2014

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

Gov. Christie doesn’t think travel caused poll dip

TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is pushing back on suggestions that his frequent out-of-state travel is hurting his standing with his constituents in New Jersey. Christie has been traveling the country, campaigning in his role as chair ...

Christie again defends pulling plug on ARC project

TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is again defending his decision to pull the plug on a Hudson River tunnel project after Amtrak warned its existing tunnels are in desperate need of repairs. Amtrak last week released a report showing ...

‘Week of Respect’ Kicks Off Anti-Bullying Effort in Newark

Newark is encouraging tolerance as part of its "Week of Respect" anti-bullying campaign.

Advocates Push for Paid Sick Days Via Ballot Question

Members of NJ Citizen Action held events in Montclair and Trenton, two municipalities with a question on the November ballot regarding paid sick days for employees.

Grants for NJ Fishing Businesses Damaged by Sandy

New Jersey fishing businesses damaged by Hurricane Sandy and saddled with lingering costs can apply to the DEP for grants of up to $10,000.

Asm. Singleton: GPS Monitoring Would Give Domestic Violence Victims Some Stability

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7) says that GPS monitoring on domestic violence offenders would allow victims to have some stability in their lives.

Poll: Booker ahead by 10 in New Jersey Senate race

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds incumbent Democrat Cory Booker ahead of Republican Jeff Bell by 15 points in a New Jersey U.S. Senate race. The Monmouth University Poll released Monday shows Booker with support of 53 percent of ...

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Newark City Hall

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Employees have returned to Newark's City Hall after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the building. Newark police received a call at approximately 10 a.m. Monday from a male caller who didn't identify himself but said four ...