Politics & Government


Civil Rights Advocate: Newarkers Will Push Against One Newark School Plan

Junius Williams says that as long as Superintendent Cami Anderson is pushing the One Newark plan, the people of Newark will push back against it.

Moody’s downgrades New Jersey’s bond rating

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's going to get more expensive for New Jersey's state government to borrow money. For the third time since April, a bond rating agency has downgraded the state's general obligation bonds. Moody's Investors Service is now ...

Officials clear out Camden homeless encampments

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey and Camden County officials are clearing out four homeless encampments in Camden and telling the people who have been living there to get help at shelters. Officials on Tuesday cleared a site next to a highway ramp ...

Towns hit hard by Sandy to get priority now

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey program to help build affordable housing to replace homes lost to Superstorm Sandy is proposing new rules that would keep more of the money in towns hit hard by the storm. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage ...

Christie to speak at national fiscal summit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Washington to discuss the economy and politics. Christie will join former President Bill Clinton and other top political figures Wednesday at the annual Peter G. Peterson ...

NJ National Guard training Albanian soldiers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's National Guard is training 24 soldiers from Albania to become officers. Officials say it's the first time a state's National Guard will train foreign military officer candidates under a state partnership program. ...

New Jersey lawmakers look at college changes

EWING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers who want to make the state's colleges more accountable and affordable are hearing about some complications with their plans. The Assembly's Higher Education Committee heard Wednesday from college presidents, ...

Newark’s Baraka declares win; runoff for Trenton

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city has picked a new mayor, but the state's capital will have to wait until next month to see who'll succeed its convicted former mayor. In Newark, former city councilman Ras Baraka declared victory ...

Ex-sheriff’s officer sentenced in extortion case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Essex County sheriff's officer has been sentenced in an extortion case. Fifty-year-old John Balsamo of West Long Branch received a 15-month sentence Tuesday. He had pleaded guilty to using ...

Election Results: May 13, 2014

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