Politics & Government


Hearing on NJ Transit Will Address Numerous Issues

Sen. Gordon says a March hearing will address several issues at NJ Transit, including damaged equipment during Hurricane Sandy and the crowded conditions after the Super Bowl.

Trenton mayor still in office but loses driver

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's capital city remains in office four days after being convicted of corruption charges, but he's lost his police driver. Trenton Police tell The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/M9xt8E) that the ...

Christie says bridge scandal won’t impede agenda

CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the traffic scandal facing him is disappointing but not a distraction from his job as governor — or from raising money for Republican candidates for governor. Christie told about 1,600 people at ...

NJ State Police: Christie did not fly near bridge

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say Gov. Chris Christie did not fly over the George Washington Bridge during three helicopter trips taken while the traffic lanes were blocked for four days last September. Capt. Stephen Jones confirmed ...

SDA OKs plan to replace Trenton’s Central High

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials have approved a $130.5 million construction project for a new school that would replace Trenton's 82-year-old Central High School. The Schools Development Authority gave its unanimous approval on Tuesday. The ...

NJ State Police commander admits stealing

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State Police troop commander has pleaded guilty to theft, admitting he fleeced a charitable fund that assists state troopers and their families. Prosecutors say Maj. Michael Mattia of Cedar Grove admitted stealing ...

NJ panel advances adoption birth records bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Children who are adopted in New Jersey might get access to their birth records. An Assembly committee on Monday advanced a bill that would allow an adult who was adopted or the child's adoptive parent to request the birth ...

NJ officials discuss Sandy recovery plan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State officials will hold their second hearing on New Jersey's plan to spend the next $1.4 billion in aid to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The hearing will take place on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus in Newark ...

‘Victims’ of NJ lane closures protest at bridge

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Some northern New Jersey residents have returned to the scene of a notorious traffic jam. About a dozen people took part in a news conference Tuesday near the base of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee. The group ...

NJ OKs Christie campaign spending on legal fees

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey campaign finance regulators have given Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign permission to resume raising money and spend it on legal fees stemming from two investigations into a political retribution scandal. ...