Politics & Government


Officials Announce Cleanup of Passaic River

Political leaders and environmentalists gathered on the Newark side of the Passaic River to announce the largest environmental cleanup in the history of the EPA.

Beach Developer Signs Easement to Allow for Beach Replenishment

John McDonough, who owns three beach developments in Toms River, has agreed to allow the Army Corps to do a beach replenishment project on his properties.

Political Roundtable: April 11, 2014

Republican Strategist Chris Russell and Democratic Strategist Adam Silverstein discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Requested list released to NJ traffic panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislative committee investigating a traffic jam scandal orchestrated by Gov. Chris Christie's aides has received the list of 70 people lawyers for the governor's office interviewed to conduct a separate review ...

Homeless teens find allies in NJ Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A handful of New Jersey legislators will be sleeping out on the Statehouse lawn to call attention to the plight of homeless teenagers. Friday night's legislative sleep out is a fundraiser for Covenant House, a leading provider ...

Ocean County getting most Sandy housing aid

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Records show more than 60 percent of Superstorm Sandy state housing assistance is going to homeowners in Ocean County. Nearly $14 million of the $23 million spent on the Sandy Housing Rental Assistance Program has ...

Retired Bridgewater police chief gets new job

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A retired central New Jersey police chief is back on the public payroll. Richard Borden has been hired as fourth Somerset County undersheriff six months after he stepped down as police chief in Bridgewater. Borden will be ...

Judge: AC councilman suit against NJ can proceed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Superior Court judge is allowing a lawsuit by an Atlantic City councilman alleging malicious prosecution by the state Attorney General's Office to move forward. Marty Small was charged with — and acquitted of — ...

GWB Committee Tries to Reset After Judge Ruling Limits Its Powers

After a judge ruled former Christie aides don't have to comply with subpoenas issued by the special committee investigating the GWB lane closures, members are considering their options going forward.

Some Question NJ Hiring ICF for Sandy Recovery

ICF International is still in litigation over errors it allegedly made when trying to help Louisiana recover from Hurricane Katrina.