Politics & Government

New Jersey Senate approves arbitration cap

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has given final passage to a measure that would extend the cap on arbitration awards to police and firefighters. It now heads to Gov. Chris Christie's desk. Christie hailed a 2 percent cap on the ...

New Jersey may loosen teacher residency rule

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Employees of many New Jersey school districts may soon be allowed to live out of state with no questions asked. A state Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow employees of school districts in 10 counties ...

Mail delivery suspended after dog attack

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery to four northern New Jersey homes after a dog attacked a mail carrier. The residents in the cluster of homes on Durand Place in Rochelle Park must retrieve the mail on their ...

Gloucester Township court to have drug counselor

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A substance abuse counselor will become a presence in a southern New Jersey courtroom. The Gloucester Township Police Department will announce the initiative during a news conference on Thursday. The licensed drug ...

State senate votes to expand Rutgers board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has approved expanding the Rutgers Board of Governors to give elected officials more control over who makes decisions for the state's flagship university. Under a bill adopted Thursday, there would be ...

NJ college to break ground for nursing center

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is among those expected to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for Thomas Edison State College's new Nursing Education Center. The $26.2 million center will be built at the site of the former Glen Cairn Arms ...

AP: Buyer of PokerStars, NJ to talk license

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top casino regulator tells The Associated Press his agency will begin talks Thursday with the company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling web site. The talks are aimed at getting the world's largest ...

Democrats Offer Alternatives to Cutting Pension Payment

Senate Democratic leaders say they want to fully fund the state's pension system and proposed increasing income taxes for wealthier New Jerseyans.

Cooper University Health Care to Launch Veteran Program

Starting July 1, Cooper University Hospital will provide health care to veterans through its Veterans VIP Priority program.

Sandy Victims Oppose Summer Construction Ban

Ocean Beach III, a private club, has banned major construction for the summer season, but those who are still trying to rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy say it's unfair.