Politics & Government


NJ Sierra Club Director: Sandy Aid’s Sitting While People Still Suffer

New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel says Hurricane Sandy recovery money is sitting in accounts while people are still suffering.

NJ tax preparer sentenced to 18 months for scam

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey tax preparer is headed to prison for filing false returns. Kellar Covington Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months by a federal judge in Newark. He had pleaded guilty in February to assisting in the ...

Coast Guard comes to aid of distressed kayaker

PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard has come to the aid of a man whose kayak capsized in waters off central New Jersey. The man was near Port Monmouth when they kayak filled with water and became unstable on Tuesday. He used his cell phone ...

Christie endorses GOP Senate candidate Bell

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has endorsed New Jersey's little-known Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. The state GOP released a statement from Christie Tuesday endorsing Jeff Bell, who won a low-turnout race among four ...

Sen. Menendez wants federal probe of Cuba role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have prompted a federal probe of the New Jersey Democrat. Those charges include so far ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: July 8, 2014

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

Christie’s Sandy recovery chief resigning

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's aide in charge of the state's Superstorm Sandy recovery is leaving the job for family reasons. Christie's office announced Tuesday that Terrence Brody is replacing Marc Ferzan as the executive director of ...

New Jersey appealing order on ocean sound blasting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration says it will appeal a judge's ruling that allowed scientists to go ahead with blasting sound waves in the ocean for research. The state government says the research could harm ...

Lautenberg’s widow to raise cash for Booker

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The wife of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey will raise money for his successor even though she initially campaigned against him. The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1qR72q3 ) reports Bonnie Englebardt ...

Booker, Paul teaming up to scrub criminal records

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul are teaming up on a bill aimed at helping low-level offenders wipe their criminal records clean. The Democrat and Republican odd couple introduced legislation ...