Politics & Government


Tony Mack Sentenced as Two Mayoral Candidates Prepare for Runoff in Trenton

Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was sentenced to almost five years in prison for corruption. Now Eric Jackson and Paul Perez prepare for a runoff election June 10 to take the leadership role.

Camden School District Faces Layoffs Because of $47 Million Deficit

Camden High School students staged a second walkout to protest a plan that would take some of their favorite teachers.

Pallone Encourages Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Congressman Frank Pallone was at a CVS in Hazlet to call on other pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products as CVS has promised.

Fishermen’s Energy COO: Off-Shore Wind Farm Project Will Go to Court

Fisherman's Energy COO and General Counsel Paul Gallagher says that the company is going to have the matter of its off-shore wind farm proposal litigated in court.

Land in Barnegat Bay watershed bought, preserved

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Government officials and a conservation group are buying nearly 300 acres of land in the fragile Barnegat Bay watershed in Jackson Township. The 293-acre tract is being bought for $4.5 million from the developer Hovbilt, Inc. ...

Hearing postponed on NJ bail reform bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A hearing on legislation reforming New Jersey's bail laws has been postponed. The hearing had been scheduled for Thursday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. One reform being considered would provide a non-monetary ...

Pinelands commission: no soccer tourneys at farm

HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — A youth soccer tournament may have to move to another site after the Pinelands Commission barred it from hosting games on a southern New Jersey turf farm. The South Jersey Elite Barons Soccer Academy predicts it would ...

9/11 ceremony scraps ‘Bridge’ song after Christie

NEW YORK (AP) — A last-minute change avoided what could have been an uncomfortable moment in the Sept. 11 museum dedication ceremony: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie followed by "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The original program for the ceremony ...

NY, NJ governors among 9/11 museum dignitaries

NEW YORK (AP) — Dignitaries attending the dedication of the National September 11 Memorial Museum range from President Barack Obama to state and local officials. Obama walked quietly through an expansive hall with former New York Mayor Michael ...

Election Night burglary for Paterson mayor-elect

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Burglars broke into the home of Paterson's next mayor while he celebrated his victory on Election Night. Police are not sure if the burglars knew they were targeting Joey Torres or whether the Tuesday night heist was just a ...