Politics & Government

Wildwood accepts bid for beach bar

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Wildwood is hoping to find some tax relief from a beach bar. The Jersey shore town has accepted a bid from a group of Philadelphia-area club and restaurant owners to operate the bar starting this summer. The group must first ...

Casinos in Camden, Newark? NJ pol says maybe

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Politicians in northern New Jersey have long pushed for a casino at the Meadowlands race track in East Rutherford. But New Jersey's senate president says if gambling is ever expanded beyond Atlantic City, the Meadowlands ...

NJ lawmakers call for details on price of ink

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative panel has advanced a bill that might help people seeing red over the price of ink. The bill would require sellers of printers to display the average per-page cost of printing and ink-sellers to say how ...

NJ assembly speaker open to higher taxes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jerseyans might face higher taxes on the road and fees at home as the state looks for ways to raise revenue. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1o07Jdr ) the Legislature should ...

Christie’s inaugural committee donates $225K

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's inaugural committee says it will donate nearly $225,000 to three charities. The money was left over from fundraising. A snowstorm forced the committee to cancel Christie's $500-a-head ...

NJ town pulling plug on red light cameras

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town is pulling the plug on its red light cameras. The cameras in Brick Township have led to more than 83,000 tickets and generated more than $2 million in revenue since the program began in 2010. The ...

CDC: Cruise ship bug was newer norovirus strain

ATLANTA (AP) — A new strain of stomach bug was the virus responsible for almost 700 recent illnesses on a Caribbean cruise ship. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said by the new Sydney strain of norovirus was the cause of ...

Committee Reviews Documents in GWB Investigations

The investigations into the GWB lane closures continue as the investigation committee reviews subpoenaed documents. NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron explains.

Newark Mayoral Race Heats Up

Former Gov. Richard Codey has endorsed Ras Baraka for mayor while Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo is backing Anibal Ramos. Shavar Jeffries is also in the mix with some saying he's a viable alternative to Baraka.

Asm. O’Scalon: Studies Show Red Light Cameras Don’t Improve Safety

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon says studies done by Brick Township on its red light camera program show that they do not improve safety.