Politics & Government

US says New Jersey acted properly in Sandy cleanup

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal audit finds New Jersey did nothing wrong when it used a no-bid contract to hire a firm to clean up debris left behind by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. But the U.S. Homeland Security Department says that towns that ...

Army Corps releases Passaic River flood plans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Department officials have announced three options to help communities along New Jersey's Passaic River Basin deal with flooding. But it will take time and money before ...

Little Silver cop sentenced for misconduct

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in Little Silver has been sentenced to five years in prison after his conviction on official misconduct and assault charges in the beating of a man. Forty-year-old Steven Solari was sentenced Thursday in ...

Linden Residents Express Frustration with Sandy Recovery Process

Senate President Sweeney and other legislators heard from Linden residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Sweeney says the "Sandy Bill of Rights" will address their issues.

Currie Says Christie Should Work on Problems in NJ

State Democratic Chair John Currie says that Gov. Chris Christie should stay in New Jersey to handle the state's issues instead of traveling out of state.

NJ senators ask for FEMA extension

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are requesting a six-month extension of federal temporary housing assistance for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Democratic senators from New Jersey have sent a letter to President ...

Christie attacks media in return to national stage

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is attacking the media as he returns to the national stage for the first time since a political retribution scandal erupted in his home state. The Republican governor faced conservative ...

Hospitals big lobbyers in NJ in 2013

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A report from New Jersey election law monitors finds hospitals spent more on lobbying state lawmakers last year than any other industry or group in a year when lobbying spending was up overall. Data released Thursday by the ...

NJ plans traffic changes to avoid Rt 35 gridlock

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials hope they have come up with a sufficient plan to prevent a repeat of an epic traffic jam along the northern Ocean County barrier island when the Seaside Heights St. Patrick's Day parade steps off ...

NJ boosts Sandy grants to some towns, cuts others

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey towns are seeing their allocations change in a post-Superstorm Sandy energy program as they state re-evaluates the applications. The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1id433B ) has found 16 entities are ...