Politics & Government


Christie Veto Deals Blow to Gun Control Advocates

Gun control advocates were dealt a blow when Gov. Christie vetoed a bill that would reduce the firearm magazine capacity from 15 rounds of ammunition to 10.

Municipalities Use Solar Power to Save Money

Several municipalities in New Jersey are using solar panels to create power, saving money in the process.

Summer Food Service Offers Healthy Meals for Needy Students

The Summer Food Service Program provides up to two meals a day to children who live in areas where at least half of the student population qualifies for free or reduced-price meals during the school year.

Christie kicks off July 4 weekend at Jersey Shore

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie enjoyed an early start to the July 4 weekend with a walk along the boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach. Christie spent more than an hour Thursday afternoon shaking hands, high-fiving little kids ...

Christie signs ‘leaving the scene’ boating bill

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is increasing its penalties on boaters who leave the scene of an accident. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Thursday that makes the crime similar to leaving the scene of a car crash. The new rules make ...

Wildwood beach taxi shuttles visitors

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey town has started a beach taxi for visitors who don't want to walk the sand to the surf. Wildwood's beach is estimated to be as wide as 2,000 feet in spots. All-terrain vehicles carry adult visitors and ...

NJ Senate president open to north Jersey casinos

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is open to the idea of expanding casino gambling to north Jersey. Sweeney told The Record newspaper's (http://bit.ly/TEStHo ) editorial board on Wednesday that he's had private ...

NTSB stands by cause of TWA flight 800 explosion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800. The board said Wednesday that a team of investigators not part of the ...

Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a gun control bill that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The Republican governor on Wednesday returned a bill to lawmakers that would have reduced the legal ...

Senate President Sweeney Criticizes Christie’s Budget Actions

Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke out against Gov. Christie's decision of line item vetoes on the state budget.