Politics & Government

Coast Guard rescues 3 hunters stranded in south NJ

BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard came to the aid of three hunters who were stranded in southern New Jersey after their 18-foot boat became grounded during a hunting trip. Authorities say a man used a cell phone to report the incident ...

Christie Aides Linked to GWB Lane Closures

Email messages have surfaced between Gov. Christie's deputy chief of staff and the Port Authority ordering lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

Messages link NJ governor’s aides to lane closures

A Christie deputy chief of staff told one of his top transit authority appointees in an email that it's "time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."

Trenton mayor’s corruption trial begins

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal jurors in Trenton have heard contrasting versions of how Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was arrested on corruption charges. In opening statements Thursday, the government portrayed Mack as willing to sell a piece of downtown ...

Lawyers say 2 in NJ financial case not in mob

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for the two lead defendants in a racketeering and financial fraud case say their clients are not mobsters but legitimate businessmen being wrongfully targeted by prosecutors. Michael Riley says the government went after ...

Tent City Residents Brave Bitter Cold to Stay With Belongings

The majority of people living in Lakewood Township's Tent City declined to seek shelter at a nearby church despite record low temperatures.

Newark to Hire Additional Police to Address Murder Rate

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana has promised to hire 100 new police officers to help combat the murder epidemic in the city.

Christie Holds Ceremonial Signing of DREAM Act

Gov. Chris Christie publicly signed the DREAM Act, which he officially signed privately last month, which lets undocumented students pay in-state tuition rates in New Jersey.

State Comptroller Boxer Leaves Office After Six Years

State Comptroller Matthew Boxer is leaving the office after six years. He says he is leaving with a sense of accomplishment.

NJ’s GOP state chairman announces his resignation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Republican Party state chairman is stepping down. Samuel Raia announced his resignation Tuesday, saying it would take effect immediately. He also endorsed Gov. Chris Christie's choice of Bill Stepien to be the ...