Politics & Government

Trenton mayor convicted of extortion, bribery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's capital city has been convicted of bribery, fraud and extortion. A federal jury Friday found Trenton Mayor Tony Mack and his brother, Ralphiel, participated in a scheme to take money in exchange for ...

10 US states considering Internet gambling bills

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A group that tracks gambling-related legislation worldwide says least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year. The study by Gambling Compliance also finds slim chances for a ...

A past candidate returns to run for Senate in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A candidate who ran for the U.S. Senate twice more than 30 years ago is returning to New Jersey to challenge freshman Sen. Cory Booker in a race more prominent Republicans have avoided . Jeffrey Bell tells The Star-Ledger of ...

Former state worker accused of stealing benefits

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a former state Labor Department employee diverted more than $60,000 in unemployment benefits intended for other people into her personal bank account. Essex County prosecutors say 46-year-old Anna Catarino of ...

Christie Announces Plans for Sandy Relief Funds

Gov. Christie visited Keansburg and announced the action plan for the second round of HUD funding for Sandy victims.

Christie Tries to Get Back to Business

Amid the GWB lane closure controversy, Gov. Christie is trying to stay focused on leading New Jersey.

Rep. Andrews Announces Resignation from House

Congressman Rob Andrews says he will be departing from the House of Representatives Feb. 18 after serving for nearly 24 years.

Booker Disagrees With Passage of Farm Bill

U.S Senator Cory Booker (D) says that now is not the time to pass a farm land protection bill, which would negatively affect nutrition assistance.

Newark Airport Workers Want Pay Hike Like NY Counterparts

Airport workers at Newark Liberty are upset that they are not getting a wage increase from the Port Authority like those at LaGuardia and JFK.

NJ state senator announces run for Congress

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A state senator who is the brother of a New Jersey political powerbroker says he is running for Congress. Democrat Donald Norcross made his announcement Tuesday afternoon, just hours after Rep. Rob Andrews said he would step ...