Politics & Government

Kiosks arrive at Newark airport to speed customs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Liberty Airport has become the latest to debut electronic passport kiosks for international passengers, a technology said to trim lines at Customs by up to 45 percent. The kiosks were officially unveiled at the airport ...

Jury awards Vineland whistle-blower $726K

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have awarded a retired Vineland police officer more than $700,000 in a whistle-blower lawsuit. Ronald Farabella filed suit in 2010 claiming he was transferred and subjected to harassment after he reported to his ...

State officials reviewing NJ theme park drop ride

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — State inspectors are still reviewing paperwork required for a New Jersey theme park to open what it calls the world's tallest and fastest drop ride. A media preview of Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom at Six Flags Great Adventure in ...

Poll: Booker ahead in NJ Senate race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Cory Booker has the early lead in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race, but a poll shows uncertainty among voters. Wednesday's Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll finds 43 percent of registered voters surveyed ...

Christie Defends Budget Vetoes at Caldwell Town Hall

During a town hall in Caldwell, Gov. Christie told residents that he made the responsible decision by vetoing tax increases and reducing the state's pension payment.

Fulop: It’s Good Story; We’ve Still Got Work To Do

One year ago Steve Fulop was sworn is as mayor of Jersey City. Since that time, he says there has been progress.

Christie greeted by boos at Paterson swearing-in

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie was confronted at an event in Paterson by school employees protesting his public education policy. The Republican was in the city to swear in Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres, who was elected last month. Several ...

Christie: Benefits will ‘eat us alive’

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is doubling his call for state pension and benefits reforms one day after signing a $32.5 billion budget that vetoed tax hikes and cut planned pension fund contributions. Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk ...

Alimony overhaul bill headed to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has sent Gov. Chris Christie a bill that overhauls the state's alimony laws. The bill, which cleared the upper house on Monday, seeks to limit the length of payments to an ex-spouse. Payments would not be ...

NJ raises fines for using phones while driving

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists who can't put down their cellphones face tougher penalties in New Jersey. Higher fines take effect Tuesday for motorists caught talking or texting on handheld devices. First-time offenders would have to pay a fine ...