Politics & Government


Vietnam Vets Work to Restore Military Helicopter

Veterans of the Vietnam War are working to restore the Huey, a military helicopter used in the war, for display at the Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel.

Christie is ‘all in’ on LoBiondo for Congress

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's 'all in' on Rep. Frank LoBiondo's re-election bid. The Republican governor enthusiastically endorsed the south Jersey GOP congressman during a joint event Monday at the Statehouse in Trenton. ...

Pinelands staff recommends pipeline approval

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The staff of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission recommends that the agency approve a hotly debated plan to build a natural gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands region. The pipeline would bring natural gas to ...

Jury selection begins in Trenton mayor trial

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys are going about the job of selecting a jury for the federal corruption trial of Trenton's mayor. Tony Mack faces extortion and bribery charges for allegedly soliciting and accepting payments in connection with a ...

Gov postpones signing of immigrant tuition act

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has postponed the ceremonial signing of a bill that lowers tuition costs for students who entered the United States illegally. Christie signed the bill privately last month, the day after the ...

In-car cameras may be required in patrol cars

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police cruisers in New Jersey may soon be required to have dashboard video cameras to record traffic stops, a proposal that was initiated by a lawmaker who was arrested on a bogus drunken driving charge. The legislation moved ...

New NYC mayor welcomes thousands to his mansion

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers came by the thousands to meet new Mayor Bill de Blasio at his official Manhattan mansion. And each got an assembly-line photo with the newly minted mayor. They came Sunday dressed in everything from a tuxedo and a sable ...

Jury to be picked in Trenton mayor corruption case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin this week in the corruption trial of the mayor of New Jersey's capital city. Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was arrested in the fall of 2012 and charged with scheming to take bribes for a parking ...

Prosecutor: Cop shoots, wounds armed man in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man armed with a handgun was shot and wounded by a Newark police officer after he refused the officer's directive to drop the weapon. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the shooting occurred ...

Steve Lonegan will run for 3rd District House seat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan has decided to run for Congress, just months after he declared he was done with seeking elective office. The former mayor of Bogota (ba-GOH'-ta) says he will soon move from that Bergen ...