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Congressman-Elect MacArthur: Looking Forward to Getting Started in Congress

Congressman-Elect Tom MacArthur says that he is ready to begin his term in the House of Representatives and that he has his eye on a few committees.

Crews in Brick Discover Old Ship

While installing protective steel sheet pilings in Brick Township, crews uncovered what officials think is an old shipwrecked vessel.

Giants memorabilia suit to be heard in state court

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A sports memorabilia dealer who sued the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning for allegedly doctoring equipment to make it appear game-worn has scored a legal victory. A federal judge in Newark ruled Tuesday that Eric ...

A look at health overhaul in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents can begin choosing health plans Saturday through an online insurance exchange that is a major part of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul. More than 160,000 New Jersey residents got coverage ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 11, 2014

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

Workers install fence aimed at stopping suicides

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Workers have started installing a fence that officials hope will stem the number of suicides on New Jersey's Victory Bridge. The 110-foot-high span over the Raritan River links Perth Amboy and Sayreville. It has been the ...

Christie attends Veterans Day ceremony

WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Political leaders are participating in Veterans Day ceremonies around New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie attended an event at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown om Tuesday. The ...

Phil Murphy Launches Advocacy Group, Won’t Discourage Talk of Gov. Run

Former Goldman Sachs Executive Phil Murphy has launched New Start New Jersey to help rebuild the state's middle class. Many are speculating he will be a gubernatorial candidate.

Bill Would Give Sales Tax Revenue to Urban Enterprise Zones

Officials are considering a bill that would give back a portion of sales tax revenue to municipalities with Urban Enterprise Zones.

Sweeney announces plan to boost Atlantic City

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Senate President Steve Sweeney has unveiled a multipart proposal aimed at helping Atlantic City's ailing economy. Sweeney announced the five-part plan during a news conference held Monday at the statehouse with two fellow ...