Politics & Government


Restored Military Helicopter Finds Home at Vietnam Era Museum

A 1964 military helicopter nicknamed Huey that served two tours in Vietnam has been restored and moved to the Vietnam Era Museum in Holmdel.

Acting Comptroller: Towns Studied Used Improper Overtime Pay Authority

Acting State Comptroller Marc Larkins says 14 out of 30 towns studied did not take the proper action to authorize overtime and comp pay.

FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce grass allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. says the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new tablet for grass allergies, Grastek, for patients five to 65 years old. Meant as an alternative to weekly allergy shots, the tablet dissolves ...

Christie Calls for Assembly Approval of Arbitration Cap

Gov. Christie was in Trenton with local, county and state officials to call on the Assembly to approve a measure he conditionally vetoed that would extend the arbitration cap.

Mayor Fulop: First Commute of Pulaski Skyway Closure Went Well

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says the first commute without the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway went relatively smoothly, but it's a holiday week and he says officials still have to be prepared for increased traffic.

Sen. Lesniak: Port Authority Board Needs a Public Member

Sen. Ray Lesniak says that bringing in a representative from a public organization, such as AAA, to replace Commissioner Anthony Sartor at the Port Authority is the best way to go.

Asm. Prieto Wants to Negotiate Arbitration Renewal Bill

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto wants to negotiate the Arbitration Renewal Bill with Gov. Christie instead of simply accepting his conditional veto so that a decision can be reached that everyone can be happy with.

Christie ‘nervous’ when scandal linked to aides

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newly released notes from lawyers who interviewed Gov. Chris Christie say he was "nervous" about finding out if anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic jam scandal. Christie was one of 75 people ...

Port Authority board member Sartor resigns

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another New Jersey board member on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has resigned. A Port Authority spokesman confirms that Anthony Sartor submitted his resignation Monday. That comes less than three weeks after ...

NSA surveillance report among Pulitzer contenders

NEW YORK (AP) — A report that revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort is among the top finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Journalism's highest honor will be announced on Monday. Revelations about the National Security Agency's spy ...