Politics & Government

East Coast fishing communities get disaster aid

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — East Coast states are getting nearly $36 million in disaster relief funding for communities that have suffered severe economic losses due to declining fish populations. The funding is part of $75 million being sent from the ...

Sheriff’s officer indicted in stolen-car ring case

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A sheriff's officer in northern New Jersey who allegedly was involved in a stolen-car ring has been indicted on official misconduct charges. Rafael Galan, a 23-year veteran of the Passaic County sheriff's office, also faces ...

Secaucus to get $18K over Super Bowl halftime flap

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of Secaucus says the town will get paid by a company that was to use local facilities for the Super Bowl halftime show preparation but pulled out. Mayor Michael Gonnelli says a representative of Touchdown ...

NJ town tells residents: Shovel or else

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Couch potatoes, beware: One New Jersey town is making it a costly proposition to leave snow un-shoveled on your sidewalk. Toms River's township council passed an ordinance Tuesday night that sets fines for people who don't ...

Convicted Trenton, NJ, mayor removed from office

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's capital city has a new acting mayor to replace the one ousted by a judge 19 days after being convicted of corruption. George Muschal (muh-SHELL) was sworn in Wednesday afternoon in a private ceremony in Trenton's ...

Christie Unveils State Budget Plan

Gov. Christie has proposed spending $34.4 billion for fiscal year 2015, a 3.5 percent increase over the current year.

Panelists Discuss the Budget Address

Panelists Brigid Harrison, David Rousseau and Roger Bodman discuss Gov. Chris Christie's budget address.

Authorities settle with NY radiologists for $15.5M

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State and federal authorities report settling claims against Long Island-based radiologists for $15.5 million for billing Medicaid and Medicare for diagnostic scans investigators say were not ordered by a treating physician, not ...

New Poll Shows Christie Losing in Approval Rating

The latest Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll indicates a significant drop in the public opinion of Gov. Christie.

NJ judge merges 2 traffic-jam related cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For an upcoming hearing, a judge has merged the cases of two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie who say they shouldn't be forced to share documents with lawmakers investigating a political payback scandal. State Superior ...