Politics & Government

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 ...

Ex-Trenton mayor due to be sentenced

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former mayor of New Jersey's capital city is due to be sent to federal prison for corruption. Forty-eight-year-old Tony Mack is due in court Thursday to learn his sentence. Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of ...

Business execs skeptical of Christie’s chances

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chris Christie is dismissing his administration's traffic scandal as "a footnote" in his political future. The GOP's elite business class isn't so sure. Republican donors gathered for a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas share a ...

Obama, first lady tour Sept. 11 museum

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are touring the Sept. 11 museum. The president and first lady joined former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former New York City Michael Bloomberg for Thursday ...

Christie says he’s thinking about 2016 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he is thinking about running for president and that by the time 2016 arrives the controversy over last year's George Washington Bridge lane closures "will be a footnote." Christie told a ...

Baraka Calls For Unity as Newark Prepares For Major Challenges

Ras Baraka told supporters at his victory party that the results prove Newark is not for sale to the political bosses.

Mayor-Elect Baraka: Willing to Work for Betterment of Newark

Newark Mayor-Elect Ras Baraka says that he is willing to work with state officials, including Gov. Christie, for the betterment of the city.

Torres to Lead Paterson Again as Mayor

Joey Torres defeated seven other candidates to lead Paterson once again.