Politics & Government

Mail carrier robbed in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police say a mail carrier was not harmed during an armed robbery in Maplewood. The U.S. Postal Service worker was delivering mail on Laurel Avenue when the robbery took place on Tuesday. Police Capt. Michael Marucci tells ...

NJ bar group warns about judicial independence

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Bar Association has formed a task force to examine what it says are ongoing concerns about the independence of the judicial branch. The association plans to hold a public hearing on the issue April 1 at ...

Sandy Dominates Christie’s Town Hall in Belmar

Gov. Christie held his 116th town hall meeting in Belmar, where Hurricane Sandy dominated the discussion.

NJ Turnpike Authority Considers Privatizing Toll Collectors

Democratic leaders and toll collectors are calling for the Turnpike Authority to scrap plans to privatize toll collection on the Turnpike and Parkway.

Asm. Eustace: NJ Should Foster the Growth of Tesla

Asm. Timothy Eustace says New Jersey should foster the growth of companies like Tesla, instead of taking away jobs, business and tax revenue.

Airports Search for Ways to Reduce Bird Strikes

The Port Authority has tried trapping, relocating and killing wildlife around Newark and Teterboro airports to reduce the number of birds hitting planes.

Whelan Says Rejected Wind Farm Plan is a Lost Opportunity

Sen. Jim Whelan says that the wind farm plan the Board of Public Utilities rejected is a lost opportunity for New Jersey.

Court: Christie improperly cut pollution rules

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled the Christie administration improperly repealed regulations that cut power plant pollution. The appeal stems from a 2012 lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the way the state ...

Assembly panel approves arbitration cap bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly committee has advanced a bill that would extend a cap on arbitration awards until 2017, with some exceptions. A current 2 percent limit on raises that a neutral third party can award when unions and towns ...

Cuomo to NY-NJ Port Authority: Lower airport noise

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the Port Authority to address noise issues at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and concerns of residents of Queens, the Bronx and Nassau County on Long Island. Authority Executive Director ...