Politics & Government

Court approves Christie’s pick for Rutgers board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A court has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie had the right to appoint his choice of members to a Rutgers Board of Governors in 2012, despite a legal objection from the president of the state Senate. Tuesday's appeals court ...

Cops: Man stole grandma’s car, sold it for heroin

WYCKOFF, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man stole his grandmother's car from a church parking lot last month and sold it for cash and heroin. Wyckoff police say 22-year-old township resident Arthur Garlick is charged with auto ...

Police officer admits sharing confidential data

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer has admitted sharing confidential information from a police database with someone who then passed it on to a third person who was the target of an investigation. Ryan Eastridge pleaded ...

Unions update lawsuits over New Jersey pensions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A group of public workers unions have revised their lawsuits aimed at trying to compel New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to put pay more into pension funds. The unions are encouraged by a ruling in June that found the state does ...

Govt fails to vet chemical plants for terror risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities. ...

Christie planning August swing through the south

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the south as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting Republican candidates. Christie is planning visits to more than half a dozen states in August, including ...

Tribes support changing feds’ recognition process

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition. But the tribal ...

Christie calls special legislative session on bail

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling a special legislative session for lawmakers to overhaul the state's bail system. The special session will take place Thursday. Christie supports a system that would keep dangerous ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 29, 2014

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

Korean drink leads push for BYOB law change

PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — Restaurants in northern New Jersey that don't have liquor licenses are pressing to change the rules so their customers can bring a popular Korean alcoholic beverage with them. But restaurants that have licenses are ...