Politics & Government

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.

Women’s Politics Center Director: Women Need to be Heard in Congress

Rutgers University Eagleton Institute of Politics Center for American Women & Politics Director Debbie Walsh says women bring a different perspective to politics and their voices need to be heard in Congress.

State: Home warranty firm used deceptive practices

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State officials say a central New Jersey company that sells home warranties used deceptive tactics to refuse consumers' claims for product repairs or replacement. Consumer affairs officials announced Monday that they have filed ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 28, 2014

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

3 New Jersey mayors announce anti-crime plan

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The mayors of New Jersey's three largest cities are looking at ways to pool resources to tackle violent crime. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres spoke to reporters Monday ...

New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question smoldering on New Jersey's beaches as the state awaits a decision by Gov. Chris Christie on a bill that would greatly restrict lighting up on the sand. A bill passed in June ...

Unions ready to fight Christie pension system plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie plans to unveil a proposal for further changes to the state's pension system later this summer and unions for New Jersey's public workers have already been gearing up for a battle. The Republican governor ...

NJ Sponsors House Unaccompanied Child Immigrants

Federal officials have sent about 1,500 unaccompanied children picked up by Border Patrol to stay with sponsors in New Jersey.