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Law allowing sports betting signed by Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout. Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed a bill passed this week in the Legislature that would partially ...

Chris Christie releases his tax returns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie and his wife reported nearly $700,000 in income in 2013 — a significant jump from 2012. Tax returns released by his office Friday show the Christies making $698,838. They reported $478,977 in income in ...

Man sentenced for part in global cybercrime ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring has been sentenced. Lamar Taylor was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay $338,649 of restitution and be under supervised ...

Death probed of son of Seaside Heights mayor

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether drugs played a role in the death of the son of the mayor of Seaside Heights. Twenty-nine-year-old William Akers died Thursday. A spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 17, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

State to check Sandy pay for Atlantic City schools

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The state Education Department will review payments made to Atlantic City school employees during Superstorm Sandy. The state says there are concerns the payments may have violated rules. The Press of Atlantic City ...

Assembly Approves Sports Betting Measure

Members of the Assembly approved legislation to legalize sports betting in New Jersey. Gov. Christie will now have to decide whether to veto or sign the measure.

Senate Committee Considers Pinelands Commission Nominees

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee discussed two nominations for the Pinelands Commission while protestors tried to stop their approval.

Fulop Flips on Trash Station; Won’t Support It Despite Leaving $10M on Table

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said he was reversing course on plans for a trash transfer station in Greenville Yards because of community outcry.

Menendez racking up legal expenses over donor ties

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is continuing to rack up legal bills related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor. New filings released through the IRS late Wednesday show a ...