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Bail denied for convicted former NBA player George

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme has been denied bail by a federal judge in New Jersey. Tate George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released ...

President Obama Speaks to Health Care Workers Fighting Ebola

Video begins at 26:30.President Barack Obama speaks with health care workers fighting Ebola, appearing with Dr. Kent Brantly, an Ebola survivor.

Ex-Paterson councilman agrees to lifetime ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Paterson councilman and his wife have agreed to a lifetime ban of holding public office or employment. In return, 42-year-old Rigo Rodriguez and his 34-year-old wife, Lizette, will be admitted into the pretrial ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 29, 2014

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

Senate president criticizes Christie over Sandy

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — State Senate President Steve Sweeney is criticizing Gov. Chris Christie's administration over its handling of the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Sweeney says just a fraction of the federal aid given to the state has been ...

Christie to Sandy heckler: ‘Sit down and shut up’

BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has told a heckler critical of his handling of Superstorm Sandy recovery to "Sit down and shut up" on the second anniversary of the storm. A man began heckling Christie about the pace of storm ...

Christie Defends Ebola Quarantine Policy

Gov. Christie has been making appearances to defend his decision to require health care workers treating Ebola patients to be quarantined.

Baraka Blames Problems at Barringer High School on ‘One Newark’ Reforms

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka toured Barringer High School, which students have complained about saying there are overcrowded classrooms and too many subs.

Where’s czar? Ebola raises management questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — One week after naming a new coordinator in the fight against Ebola, President Barack Obama is trying to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the health crisis. The White House's behind-the-scenes coordination of the ...

Mayor praises responders in NYC Ebola case

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor says that medical workers who transported a doctor fighting Ebola are the equivalent of the U.S. Navy's elite SEALS. Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a fire department EMS crew on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Tuesday. ...