Politics & Government

Abortion doctor has final medical license revoked

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Board of Medical Examiners has stripped an abortion doctor accused of violating state laws of his final medical license. The board voted unanimously to revoke Steven Brigham's license at its meeting Wednesday. The ...

New Jersey lawmakers looking at paid sick leave

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers in the state to offer workers paid sick leave — a requirement that's been gaining some momentum. The Assembly labor committee heard from labor and trade ...

Clinton, Christie lend clout to Pennsylvania race

WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — Potential presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have taken to Pennsylvania's gubernatorial campaign trail to help the candidates in the state's voter-rich southeast corner. Headlining a ...

New Jersey’s Weedman ends fight to get on ballot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The perpetual political candidate who calls himself Weedman has lost his legal struggle to get back on November's ballot for a congressional seat. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/ZRyPvP) reports that a federal judge ...

Repairs Could Close Hudson River Train Tunnel for a Year

Amtrak says fixes to train tunnel old age and corrosion from Hurricane Sandy sea water could close one tunnel for a year.

Paterson Mayor Touts Accomplishments of First 100 Days, Says There’s More to Do

Paterson Mayor Jose Torres says while progress has been made in the city, crime still remains a problem.

Newark finances now under state supervision

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The finances of New Jersey's largest city will now be under state supervision. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1rhtgME) reports the state's local finance board approved the move Wednesday, acting on a request by Newark. The approval means ...

Union blocks traffic to protest casino givebacks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers are blocking traffic on a southern New Jersey highway to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal casino open. Several members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 8, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

2 New York police officers charged in sex assault

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers from New York charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino are expected to be taken to New Jersey to face charges. Atlantic City Police Sgt. Monica McMenamin says Andrei Torres ...