Politics & Government

TSA screening set at rail station for Super Bowl

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Fans headed to the Super Bowl will have to travel light even to get on a train headed to the game. The Transportation Security Administration says that fans will not be allowed on the one rail line that serves MetLife Stadium ...

Jitney buses face tougher rules in NJ

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Jitney bus owners in New Jersey face tougher regulations under a new law that followed the death of a baby. Authorities say a jitney driver was using his cellphone when he veered off a street in West New York and struck a ...

Ariz. Gov. Brewer in NY for Super Bowl handoff

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is in New York City for Super Bowl weekend and a ceremonial hand-off for next year's big game in Glendale. Brewer press aide Andrew Wilder says the governor is promoting Arizona on the trip and will meet with ...

House GOP question changes in flood insurance bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The effort to delay huge increases in insurance premiums for homeowners in flood-prone areas faces a skeptical House chairman who is largely standing behind the changes Congress oversaw in the nation's flood insurance program less ...

Pascrell Wants Investigation Into Sandy Relief Aid

Congressman Bill Pascrell says the abrupt termination of a contract with HGI, the company doling out Sandy aid, has raised a red flag.

Asw. Handlin: GOP Not Being Given Access to GWB Investigation Documents

Asw. Amy Handlin says that Asm. John Wisniewski and Sen. Lauretta Weinberg are determined to keep Republicans away from documents for the GWB lane closure investigation.

Super Bowl host finally gets ticket

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — He's hosting a party that he wasn't invited to. The mayor of East Rutherford, the New Jersey town where the Super Bowl is being held on Sunday, didn't have tickets to the game until he got a surprise invite this week. ...

GOP facing ‘food fight’ as 2016 debate begins

BOSTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political brand is badly damaged, while Hillary Rodham Clinton's dominance among Democrats has reached historic proportions. That's according to new polling and political strategists from both parties ...

NJ Motorists Are Seeing More Potholes This Winter

The bitter cold temperatures and snowfall have formed more potholes this winter and crews are working hard to keep up.

NYC Mayor de Blasio won’t attend Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is co-hosting the Super Bowl this weekend but its mayor will not be in attendance. Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) will not travel across the Hudson River to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday for a ...