Politics & Government

NYC’s fiscal watchdog auditing Sandy recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's fiscal watchdog says he's auditing the city's much-maligned Superstorm Sandy recovery program that was supposed to help rebuild homes. Comptroller Scott Stringer said Thursday that his office will examine the ...

Next phase of Lincoln Tunnel Helix work to begin

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Motorists will face detours as work continues on the Helix leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. The next phase of the roadway improvement project is set to begin on Tuesday when westbound lanes will be closed. The Port Authority ...

Judge allows Atlantic City boardwalk jitney test

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Motorized jitneys will get to carry passengers on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. A judge rejected a challenge by two rolling chair companies. They claimed the jitney trams would cause financial harm to their 200 operators, ...

Officials Outline Anti-Violence Plan for Newark

The New Jersey State Police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are spearheading an initiative to get more law enforcement personnel on the streets and strengthen penalties for gun carrying.

Seaside Heights Mayor: Increased Staff Would Speed Up Sandy Recovery

Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers says he thinks staffing should be increased to speed up the Sandy recovery process because it would make the turnaround process quicker.

NJ fines firm for letting barred broker work

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A California-based security firm has been fined for allowing a broker who had been barred in New Jersey to continue working. The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced the sanctions Wednesday. WestPark Capital was ...

New Jersey panel could call Christie to testify

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislative committee investigating a traffic jam orchestrated by Chris Christie's aides plans to start calling people who work for him to testify beginning next month — and it hasn't ruled out asking to hear ...

Traffic scandal firm donated to Christie-led group

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The law firm that concluded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had no involvement in shutting down traffic lanes for political retribution has given $10,000 to a national political group where he is chairman. Gibson, Dunn & ...

Poll: Residents sour on NJ’s Sandy recovery effort

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds New Jerseyans are souring on how the state is handling Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Wednesday found public satisfaction with the recovery effort has ...

NJ Set E-Filing Record for Filing Tax Returns

According to the IRS, 3.1 million tax returns out of 3.5 million were filed electronically in New Jersey.