Politics & Government


NJ Motorists Are Seeing More Potholes This Winter

The bitter cold temperatures and snowfall have formed more potholes this winter and crews are working hard to keep up.

NYC Mayor de Blasio won’t attend Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is co-hosting the Super Bowl this weekend but its mayor will not be in attendance. Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) will not travel across the Hudson River to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday for a ...

NJ pol: Don’t let Caesars buy Revel casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State senator wants regulators to prevent the world's largest casino company from adding to its portfolio in Atlantic City. Sen. James Whelan, a former Atlantic City mayor, says he voiced concern to casino ...

Testimony concludes in Trenton mayor’s trial

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Testimony has concluded in the corruption trial of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack. Mack faces extortion and bribery charges for allegedly soliciting and accepting payments in connection with a downtown parking garage deal. The deal ...

Senate passes bill to delay flood insurance hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill to delay premium hikes for years on hundreds of thousands of homeowners who buy flood insurance from the federal government. The 67-32 vote reflects widespread concern about changes enacted two years ...

NJ governor picks Denver to win Super Bowl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie thinks Denver will win the Super Bowl. Christie, speaking on Philadelphia radio station WIP-AM's "Angelo Cataldi & The Morning Team" show Thursday, says he believes it will be a close game. But the governor ...

Former Christie legal aide to run NJ ethics panel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer who worked in Gov. Chris Christie's administration has been named to the top spot on the state Ethics Commission in a job that gives her the authority to decide whether ethics complaints are investigated or thrown out. ...

EXCLUSIVE: Housing Authority Exec Alleges Zimmer Holding Sandy Recovery Funds Hostage

Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia says Mayor Zimmer's supporters have sidelined a development plan that would have used Sandy funds.

Sweeney Vows to Shut Down State Government if Christie Doesn’t Fund Pensions

Senate President Steve Sweeney says Democrats won't approve a budget Christie proposes without full payments to the state workers' pension fund.

Anti-legal-pot group placing ads near Super Bowl

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A group opposed to marijuana legalization is concerned about this year's Super Bowl between teams from the two states that have legalized pot. Project SAM, for Smart Approaches to Marijuana, says it's running ads on billboards ...