Politics & Government

Longtime Congressman Robert Roe died at 90

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey congressman known for his commitment to public works projects has died. Robert Roe was 90 when he passed away on Tuesday, said his nephew, Bobby Roe. A Democrat, Roe entered the House of Representatives in ...

Advocates sue New Jersey, Rutgers for calculations

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Affordable housing advocates have sued Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Rutgers University, accusing them of hiding calculations used to determine how much housing each town should provide for lower-income people. Fair ...

Chris Christie releases mock movie trailer

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is channeling Hollywood in his push for more cuts to state workers' benefits. The governor's office released a trailer Tuesday for a fake summer blockbuster movie titled, "No Pain. No Gain." The trailer ...

Memorial for man who killed New Jersey cop removed

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A memorial for a man who was killed after he ambushed and shot to death a 23-year-old rookie police officer in New Jersey has been removed. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says he ordered the city to take down the memorial ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 15, 2014

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

Tribe wants town to keep Native American in logo

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) — Members of an Indian tribe want a northern New Jersey town to keep a Native American in its logo. Franklin Lakes has asked residents to consider a logo with the depiction of the Native American and one without. Borough ...

Christie town hall postponed by bad weather

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's latest town hall event has been scrapped due to inclement weather. Christie was expected to travel to Long Branch on Tuesday afternoon for the first in a series of summer conversations along the ...

Residents: NJ bridge construction causing problems

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Residents say a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge 60 feet has caused vibrating windows, noise, poor air quality and cracks in their homes. About 50 people outlined their problems with the Port Authority of New York and New ...

Christie changes teacher evaluation requirements

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to phase in the use of results of new standardized tests for students when it comes to evaluating teachers. Christie announced the changes Monday after weeks of negotiations with lawmakers and ...

Officials Praise Tax Deal for Holtec, Critics Say It’s Too Costly

Gov. Christie and Camden Mayor Dana Redd are happy with the $260 million in tax incentives given to Holtec to come to the city, but critics say it's too costly to bring just 250 new jobs to the area.