Politics & Government

Police officer admits sharing confidential data

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer has admitted sharing confidential information from a police database with someone who then passed it on to a third person who was the target of an investigation. Ryan Eastridge pleaded ...

Unions update lawsuits over New Jersey pensions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of public workers unions have revised their lawsuits aimed at trying to compel New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to put pay more into pension funds. The unions are encouraged by a ruling in June that found the state does ...

Govt fails to vet chemical plants for terror risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities. ...

Christie planning August swing through the south

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the south as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting Republican candidates. Christie is planning visits to more than half a dozen states in August, including ...

Tribes support changing feds’ recognition process

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition. But the tribal ...

Christie calls special legislative session on bail

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling a special legislative session for lawmakers to overhaul the state's bail system. The special session will take place Thursday. Christie supports a system that would keep dangerous ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 29, 2014

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

Korean drink leads push for BYOB law change

PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — Restaurants in northern New Jersey that don't have liquor licenses are pressing to change the rules so their customers can bring a popular Korean alcoholic beverage with them. But restaurants that have licenses are ...

Mayors of State’s Largest Cities Say They Will Join Forces to Fight Crime

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres have teamed up to try to curb crime in the cities.

Roxbury Residents Unhappy with DEP Plan to Cap Fenimore Landfill

Those living near Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township want the soil removed from the site, but the DEP says capping it is less dangerous.