Politics & Government

Court upholds child sex assault conviction

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A state appellate court has upheld the conviction and lengthy prison sentence for a southern New Jersey man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter over a two-year period. In their 61-page decision issued ...

After gathering input, NJ submits Sandy plan to US

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration has submitted its plan for how to spend its upcoming allocation of $1.46 billion in federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds. The Republican governor announced Wednesday that the plan has been ...

NJ official gets big pension gain from 2-year post

CHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A former Republican freeholder from Morris County is retiring with a big boost in his public pension thanks to a two-year stint with the New Jersey Highlands Council. Sixty-eight-year-old Gene Feyl was paid $116,000 a ...

Eagleton addresses inaccurate poll results

TRNETON, N.J. (AP) — After the Eagleton Institute of Politics produced inaccurate results in two New Jersey election polls, it wanted to find out why. The polling institute hired a New York research firm to look for reasons why the final ...
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NJ Child Advocacy Center to Hold First National Summit on Child Abuse and Neglect

The first and only co-located child advocacy center in New Jersey, Wynona's House, is holding the first Child Advocacy National Summit on Child Abuse and Neglect April 7 and 8.

Mail carrier robbed in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police say a mail carrier was not harmed during an armed robbery in Maplewood. The U.S. Postal Service worker was delivering mail on Laurel Avenue when the robbery took place on Tuesday. Police Capt. Michael Marucci tells ...

NJ bar group warns about judicial independence

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Bar Association has formed a task force to examine what it says are ongoing concerns about the independence of the judicial branch. The association plans to hold a public hearing on the issue April 1 at ...

Sandy Dominates Christie’s Town Hall in Belmar

Gov. Christie held his 116th town hall meeting in Belmar, where Hurricane Sandy dominated the discussion.

NJ Turnpike Authority Considers Privatizing Toll Collectors

Democratic leaders and toll collectors are calling for the Turnpike Authority to scrap plans to privatize toll collection on the Turnpike and Parkway.

Asm. Eustace: NJ Should Foster the Growth of Tesla

Asm. Timothy Eustace says New Jersey should foster the growth of companies like Tesla, instead of taking away jobs, business and tax revenue.