Politics & Government

New Jersey’s Weedman in fight to appear on ballot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The perpetual New Jersey political candidate who calls himself Weedman has some obstacles to getting on the ballot for a congressional race this fall. Ed Forchion (FOR'-chin) is appealing a decision that found he failed to ...

Last Week on NJTV News (Aug. 18-22, 2014)

Missed an episode last week? Catch up with what happened on NJTV News.

Parents Express Displeasure With One Newark Plan

Parents say that there have been issues with enrollment for the upcoming school year in Newark.

FEMA Grants Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 Million

FEMA granted the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission $260 million through the Public Assistance Program to build a new flood protection system.

Political Roundtable: Aug. 22, 2014

Democratic Strategist Steve Ayscue and Republican Strategist Al Gaburo discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Correspondent David Cruz.

NJ retailer pays $1.56 million over NY taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey appliance chain has agreed to pay $1.56 million to settle allegations it failed to pay New York taxes over a 10-year period. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the settlement with Topline ...

Sanitation men nearly throw away mayor’s piano

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A piano donated by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop nearly ended up in a landfill instead of making music in a pedestrian plaza. Fulop gave the upright so residents could play tunes in a pedestrian plaza that opened on Monday. ...

Chris Christie sends daughter off to Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — One of the Republican Party's movers-and-shakers is more of a mover this week. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his wife have packed up their daughter, Sarah, and her belongings and headed for South Bend, Indiana. They're ...

Christie heading to Ohio in September

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has added another politically important state to his fundraising tour for fellow GOP candidates. The chairman of the Republican Governors Association will visit Ohio, a key swing state, at the end of ...

Congressman’s office sorry for Soviet medals in ad

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals. Rep. Scott Garrett's spokeswoman said in an emailed statement that the office was sorry an ...