Politics & Government


Courage to Connect NJ Director: Towns and School Districts Are Consolidating

Courage to Connect NJ Executive Director Gina Genovese says that municipalities and school districts have been consolidating and that more may occur.

Official admits he improperly used town equipment

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A town official in a northern New Jersey community has admitted he improperly used township equipment on a construction project being done by his own private firm. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced ...

Judge upholds NJ suit over veteran death benefits

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey will allow military families to pursue their lawsuit over death benefits for disabled veterans whose insurance lapsed. The families say Prudential Insurance Co. failed to warn former soldiers their policies ...

FEMA extends flood insurance claims deadline

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents and businesses are getting an additional six months to add losses to their National Flood Insurance Program claims after Superstorm Sandy. The decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ...

Ex-inmates ask NJ to lower jail phone charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of former inmates is petitioning New Jersey regulators to lower the cost of phone calls from the state's county jails. Advocates say a 15-minute in-state call from a jail costs $8.50. A new Federal Communications ...

Shore town hard-hit by Sandy sees taxes rise

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Taxes are creeping up in some Jersey Shore towns that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. But even with less storm relief aid available this year, none of the towns have proposed or approved an exorbitant increase in ...

Even tougher New Jersey budget issues loom in 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Gov. Chris Christie's administration are suggesting that the state budget to be debated next year will be even more difficult than the one currently being considered. Cabinet members have told lawmakers in hearings ...

Newark Liberty train service to be suspended

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The train line connecting Amtrak and New Jersey Transit to Newark Liberty International Airport will be suspended for 2½ months for repairs. AirTrain will be closed starting Thursday. Shuttle buses are to run to the airport ...

Christie Chooses Democrat to be Next Port Authority Chairman

Gov. Christie has nominated John Degnan, a Democrat, to be the next chairman of the Port Authority.

Sen. Weinberg Will Have Many Question For PA Nominee Degnan

Sen. Loretta Weinberg says she will have many questions for Gov. Christie's nominee for Port Authority chairman, John Degnan, when he comes before the Senate.