Politics & Government

Menendez has spent about $650K on ethics probes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has spent about $650,000 on his legal defense related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor. An Internal Revenue Service report released ...

Reporter who spoke about black families suspended

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police while reporting on a fatal New Jersey police shooting says he's been suspended from his station and won't return. Sean Bergin says he ...

Christie Creates Commission to Study Standardized Testing

Gov. Christie has ordered the creation of a nine-member study commission, tasked with looking at the state's standardized testing.

Aron Discusses Christie’s Decision on Common Core Standards

Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron discusses Gov. Christie's decision on Common Core standards in the state.

Trucking Executives Discuss Improving Port Newark

Trucking and shipping executives attended a town hall meeting to discuss a special task force report on improving Port Newark's performance.

Plainfield Steps Up Food Establishment Inspections

After hundreds of restaurants went years without required inspections in Plainfield, the city's Health Department has made the practice a priority.

Longtime Congressman Robert Roe died at 90

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey congressman known for his commitment to public works projects has died. Robert Roe was 90 when he passed away on Tuesday, said his nephew, Bobby Roe. A Democrat, Roe entered the House of Representatives in ...

Advocates sue New Jersey, Rutgers for calculations

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Affordable housing advocates have sued Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Rutgers University, accusing them of hiding calculations used to determine how much housing each town should provide for lower-income people. Fair ...

Chris Christie releases mock movie trailer

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is channeling Hollywood in his push for more cuts to state workers' benefits. The governor's office released a trailer Tuesday for a fake summer blockbuster movie titled, "No Pain. No Gain." The trailer ...

Memorial for man who killed New Jersey cop removed

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A memorial for a man who was killed after he ambushed and shot to death a 23-year-old rookie police officer in New Jersey has been removed. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says he ordered the city to take down the memorial ...