Politics & Government


Camden School District Launches Pilot After-School Dinner Program

In an effort to make sure students receive three meals a day, the Camden school district has begun a pilot after-school dinner program.

Lawmakers Disappointed NJ Not Getting Featured in Super Bowl Promotions

Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker met to get the message out that the Super Bowl is happening in New Jersey, not New York as most have been saying.

East Rutherford Mayor Says NJ Should Be Getting More Recognition for Hosting Super Bowl

East Rutherford Mayor James Cassella says that the NFL should be giving a little more to New Jersey since it is hosting Super Bowl XLVIII.

NJ has ‘concluded relationship’ with Sandy firm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say the state has ended its relationship with the contractor hired to run a $745 million program to rebuild houses damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Community Affairs spokeswoman Lisa Ryan said ...

Christie’s team hires more lawyers in bridge probe

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election organization has hired a Washington law firm to represent it in the investigation into a political payback scandal. Election lawyer Mark Sheridan said Thursday he and colleague Bob ...

Christie’s High Number of Vetoes May Chisel Away Bipartisanship Claim

Gov. Christie has vetoed more legislation than any other governor in a two-year period. Sen. Codey says other governors would negotiate more to work things out.

Hoboken Mayor Set to Hire Attorney While Christie’s Poll Numbers Plummet

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer is asking the city council to retain a criminal defense attorney to represent her in dealings with the U.S. Attorney.

Rep. Pallone Says Christie Should Focus on NJ, Not Lead RGA

Congressman Frank Pallone says with all the issues currently happening in New Jersey, Gov. Christie shouldn't be leading the Republican Governors Association.

Polls: Christie taking hit from traffic scandal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two recent polls show a traffic jam scandal taking a toll on Gov. Chris Christie's popularity and national political ambitions. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Wednesday shows the governor's job performance and approval ...

Ex-NJ state worker sentenced for stealing funds

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former clerk for the state's Labor and Workforce Development Department has been sentenced for stealing nearly $19,000 in unemployment benefits. Patricia Garcia of Old Bridge must serve a 364-day jail term and 18 months of ...