Politics & Government

Don Guardian takes over as Atlantic City mayor

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new mayor is warning of tough times ahead as the seaside gambling resort tries to straighten its finances out. Don Guardian was sworn in to office Wednesday, becoming the first Republican to lead the city ...

Bramnick and Prieto Discuss Priorities Within The Legislature

Republican Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Democratic Assemblyman Vincent Prieto talk about the priorities in the legislature moving forward.

No charges for NJ mayor, chief who used generators

NORTH HALEDON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey mayor and police chief won't face charges for taking borough generators for personal use following Superstorm Sandy last year. The Record (http://bit.ly/1k3wSnY) reports the Passaic County ...

Isherwood’s List of the Top 10 Political Stories of 2013

Senior Political Reporter for NJ.com Darryl Isherwood discusses his list of the Top 10 Political Stories of 2013.

Woman shot, wounded by north NJ police officer

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman armed with two knives was shot and wounded by a police officer who had responded to a domestic violence call shot at a northern New Jersey residence. Union County prosecutors say the shooting happened ...

Newark mayoral candidates address murder spike

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Candidates for mayor of New Jersey's largest city are bringing attention to Newark's rising murder rate. Shavar Jeffries held a news conference Monday near the site of a Christmas night shooting that left two teenagers dead and ...

Defense in Trenton mayor case seeks wiretap limit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A defense attorney in the corruption case against Trenton Mayor Tony Mack wants to have wiretap evidence excluded or limited. In a federal court filing over the weekend, attorney Robert Haney claims the wiretaps featuring ...

’14 starts ominously for NJ casinos as gov watches

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says 2014 is a crucial year for Atlantic City. This is the fourth year of a five-year period the governor gave the resort and its casinos to reverse their struggling fortunes before he considers ...

NJ pilot reported engine trouble before Va. crash

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators say a New Jersey pilot reported engine problems before his small airplane crashed in Virginia earlier this month. A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says 52-year-old ...

Police: Man killed in crash was driving stolen car

NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A man who was fleeing from police in a stolen car was killed when the car crashed into a concrete barrier on a northern New Jersey highway. North Plainfield police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1ccZgNI) that the pursuit ...