Politics & Government


Menendez Pushes for Flood Insurance Affordability Act

Sen. Robert Menendez was in Brick to call on Congress to pass the Homeowner's Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would ensure people can afford flood insurance and stay in their homes.

Asm. Wisniewski: GWB Lane Closures Originated Outside Port Authority

Assemblyman John Wisniewski has reviewed documents and says that the initiation of the George Washington Bridge lane closures came from outside the Port Authority.

Feds OK steel sea wall for Mantoloking, Brick

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has signed off on a plan to build a protective steel sea wall in two of the Jersey shore communities hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. Bids are being sought as of Thursday on the $36 million project ...

Menendez pushes delay to flood insurance hikes

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Some Jersey shore homeowners say they fear no longer being able to afford their homes as drastic flood insurance premium increases required by current law kick in. At a public hearing Thursday in Brick Township, which ...

Legislator: NJ lane closures not traffic-related

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey assemblyman who is holding hearings on whether lane closures on ramps to the George Washington Bridge last year were an act of political retribution says he has reviewed 900 pages of subpoenaed documents and ...

NJ delays changes to home health care payments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A revamp of programs to make it easier for elderly New Jersey residents to get help paying for home health care has been delayed until summer. The state had hoped to start a consolidation of Medicaid programs to pay for home ...

Gov. declares NJ state of emergency before storm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials are warning New Jersey residents to stay off the roads as a winter storm moves through state. Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Thursday in preparation for the storm, which is expected to produce near ...

Retired Jersey City cop charged in bar shooting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A retired Jersey City police officer faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot and wounded a man during a dispute in a city bar. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1hVA4xv) reports that 63-year-old city resident ...

Sen. Booker Says Newark Has Had Brutal Last Two Months

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D) says that Newark has seen a brutal last two months in violence despite a reduction in crimes for 2013.

New Jersey’s 2013 In Review

As the year 2013 came to an end, New Jersey had plenty of news throughout the year.