Politics & Government

Sanitation men nearly throw away mayor’s piano

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A piano donated by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop nearly ended up in a landfill instead of making music in a pedestrian plaza. Fulop gave the upright so residents could play tunes in a pedestrian plaza that opened on Monday. ...

Chris Christie sends daughter off to Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — One of the Republican Party's movers-and-shakers is more of a mover this week. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his wife have packed up their daughter, Sarah, and her belongings and headed for South Bend, Indiana. They're ...

Christie heading to Ohio in September

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has added another politically important state to his fundraising tour for fellow GOP candidates. The chairman of the Republican Governors Association will visit Ohio, a key swing state, at the end of ...

Congressman’s office sorry for Soviet medals in ad

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals. Rep. Scott Garrett's spokeswoman said in an emailed statement that the office was sorry an ...

Paterson Officials Say Businesses Must Close at Midnight

In an effort to reduce crime, Paterson officials have told businesses they must close at midnight starting the second week of September.

Shore Homeowners Face Larger Tax Bills

Homeowners are getting higher tax bills in Hurricane Sandy ravaged Jersey Shore communities.

SNAP Application Backlog Leaves NJ Residents Waiting for Food Stamps

Residents who apply for the food assistance program SNAP are sometimes waiting months for approval.

Rep. Lance: Congress Needs to Work in Bipartisan Manner

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) says that Congress needs to work in a bipartisan manner in order to fix federal programs and avoid a government shutdown.

Town hall closes due to MRSA infection

PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey town hall is closed after an employee was infected with MRSA. The South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/VIIjqq ) reports that Pennsville officials found out Wednesday afternoon that an employee contracted ...

Christie deciding whether to sign 39 bills

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Legislature is on break, but there is still some intrigue in the Statehouse over how Gov. Chris Christie will deal with 39 bills lawmakers passed in June. This month, Christie has already taken action on two dozen ...