Politics & Government

Coast Guard training center to hold terror drill

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Southern New Jersey's Coast Guard Training Center is preparing for its first full-scale terrorism drill. Military, law enforcement and emergency management officials will respond to a simulated suicide bombing at the ...

NJ tax collections fall far shy of projections

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Treasury Department anticipates that tax collections will be off by $807 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, forcing late cuts to keep the budget in balance. The sobering recalculation came Monday, after ...

Budget Committee Discusses Borrowing for Transportation Trust Fund

Officials say they have to borrow money for the Transportation Trust Fund, which does not have enough money for future infrastructure projects.

Bayonne Bridge Project Backs Up Sewage in Residents’ Basements

A sewage backup next to the Port Authority's Bayonne Bridge project filled basements with more than two feet of dirty water.

New Jersey official: road money running out

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's transportation commissioner says there is enough money in the state's transportation trust funds to keep fixing roads as planned through June 2015. But James Simpson told lawmakers on Monday that the fund will be ...

NY senator: Congress must reform Port Authority

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing an Act of Congress to reform the scandal-ridden Port Authority that runs bridges, tunnels and airports. The Democratic senator said Monday that the New York-New Jersey agency has become a political ...

Over 1,000 NY, NJ families losing FEMA rental aid

NEW YORK (AP) — Over 1,000 families in New York and New Jersey displaced by Superstorm Sandy are losing their federal rental assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency benefit that helped them obtain temporary housing runs out on ...

New Jersey officials make deal on adoption records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie and state lawmakers have reached a deal to allow people adopted in New Jersey to access their birth records. As part of a compromise, birth parents of children adopted before Aug. 1, 2015 would be able to ...

Last defendant in ’09 NJ sting pleads guilty

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The final defendant in 2009's massive corruption and money laundering sting in New Jersey has pleaded guilty. Lavern Webb-Washington appeared Monday in federal court in Newark. Webb-Washington was a candidate for Jersey City ...

Crime drops with new police force in gritty Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Crime has dropped in Camden since a new police department rolled into town a year ago, but it remains far more dangerous than most cities. The New Jersey city near Philadelphia officially disbanded its police department on May ...