Politics & Government


Asm. O’Scalon: Studies Show Red Light Cameras Don’t Improve Safety

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon says studies done by Brick Township on its red light camera program show that they do not improve safety.

Former Official Says Port Authority Heading in Right Direction

Former Port Authority official and Alan Vorhees Transportation Control Founding Director Martin Robins says that the Port Authority is taking a step in the right direction with a reform commission, but it still needs needs to make other changes.

Journalist working on NJ Gov. Christie biography

NEW YORK (AP) — A prize-winning journalist who has reported extensively on Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is writing a book about him. Matt Katz has a deal with Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster. The ...

Princeton; Navy re-establish NROTC program

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is bringing back the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program, known as NROTC. The university announced Thursday that a crosstown agreement between Princeton, the Navy and Rutgers University will ...

Feds OK $26.3M to buy out flood-prone homes

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has awarded New Jersey $26.3 million to enable it to buy 89 homes in flood-prone sections of Woodbridge. The state is in the process of buying homes from willing sellers affected by Superstorm Sandy ...

Judge: NJ must disclose records in long dispute

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has ordered the state Treasury Department to hand over most of the documents requested by a blogger who is investigating the pension deal for a top assistant to Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (gwah'-DAH-noh) when she ...

NJ officials to train in child sex abuse awareness

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general is mandating training for his staff in recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced Thursday that employees of the Department of Law and Public ...

NJ eyes no-shame change to casino self-exclusion

UNDATED (AP) — New Jersey is considering letting people ban themselves from casino or Internet gambling without having to admit they have a gambling problem. The state's voluntary self-exclusion lists permit people to sign up and request that they ...

FEMA: No reimbursement for ransacked store

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials will not pay a New Jersey town that reimbursed an Army Navy store $185,000 after volunteer firefighters took goods in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. FEMA has told New Jersey ...

NJ police officer faces Super Bowl probe

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — A neighbor says a New Jersey police officer spent nearly three hours at home during the Super Bowl while his patrol car remained idling in the driveway. Edison Police Sgt. Andrew Chupela is the focus of an internal affairs ...