Politics & Government


Civil Rights Advocate: Next Newark Mayor Needs to Attract Capital Differently

Civil Rights Advocate Junius Williams said the next elected mayor of Newark is going to have to do something differently to attract the capital the city needs.

Political Roundtable: May 9, 2014

Republican Strategist Dale Florio and Democratic Strategist Bill Pascrell III discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.

Independent expenditures come to NJ mayoral races

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One independent group has spent as much on the Newark mayoral election as both candidates' campaigns combined. The group known as Newark First is the biggest player yet in a local race in New Jersey of a kind of no-limits ...

Town cancels immigration event over prayer flap

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town is refusing to hold a naturalization ceremony at its borough hall, claiming federal immigration officials are refusing to allow the event to begin with a prayer. Carteret (kahr-tehr-EHT') Mayor Daniel Reiman ...

AG’s office to monitor 2 New Jersey elections

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general will be keeping an eye on voting next week in elections in two of the state's largest cities. Attorney General spokesman Lee Moore says the office will have deputy attorney generals in Newark and ...

Arraignment postponed for Paterson councilman

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has delayed arraignment for a Paterson mayoral candidate and his wife. Councilman Rigo Rodriguez and his wife were due in court Thursday to be arraigned on charges they submitted ballots as votes for people who didn't ...

NJ congressmen raise Sandy concerns with HUD chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of New Jersey's congressional delegation have raised concerns about delays in helping homeowners recover from Superstorm Sandy. The lawmakers met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in Washington on ...

Bill banning smoking at colleges advances in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make New Jersey the latest state to ban smoking everywhere on college campuses. The bill would amend the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act to prohibit smoking in and ...

Christie Applauds Prisoner Reentry Program

Gov. Christie met with inmates and teachers who have participated in NJ STEP, which stands for Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons.

Vying to Succeed Mack in Trenton, Candidates Attempt to Taint Opponents

The mayoral race in Trenton is nearing its end with six candidates hoping to take over for Tony Mack, who was convicted on corruption charges.