Politics & Government

NJ’s mayors hear from experts on crime reduction

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The mayors of some of New Jersey's most crime-plagued cities are hearing from academics and law enforcement experts on new ways to help reduce violent crime. The one-day conference staged Wednesday at Rutgers-Newark University ...

New Jersey lawmakers seek review of Ray Rice case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The president of the New Jersey state Senate is calling for a review of the decision to let former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice into a program to allow him to keep his record clean after he was accused of assaulting ...

In Camden, Christie Touts Successes in Schools, Dismisses Critics

Gov. Christie visited a Camden elementary school where he praised the district for positive changes. He also criticized Newark kids who skipped class to protest.

Construction Underway at Fort Monmouth

Fort Monmouth officially closed in 2011, but now construction on new buildings has started to revitalize the property.

Fair Share Housing Staff Attorney: Towns Receiving Money Is Step Forward

Fair Share Housing Center's Staff Attorney Adam Gordon says that about 13 towns will receive money to begin building affordable housing, which he calls a step forward for the state.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 9, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie: New Jersey won’t regulate sports betting

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the state government will have no role in regulating or taxing sports betting if casinos or racetracks begin offering it. During a news conference in Camden on Tuesday, he also said he would ...

State critical of Sandy pay in Pleasantville

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — State officials are questioning overtime pay to school officials in Pleasantville during Superstorm Sandy. The school board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss a report from the state Education Department's ...

Christie: Ray Rice assault of wife ‘unacceptable’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says former Baltimore Raven's running back Ray Rice showed "an incomprehensible level of violence" toward his fiancee during an assault in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The Ravens cut ...

Officials Hold Summit on Atlantic City Economic Crisis

Top lawmakers, local officials and union leaders met at an Atlantic City summit to discuss the economic crisis in the city. They plan to meet again in 45 days.