Politics & Government


Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 8, 2014

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

2 New York police officers charged in sex assault

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two police officers from New York charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino are expected to be taken to New Jersey to face charges. Atlantic City Police Sgt. Monica McMenamin says Andrei Torres ...

New Jersey acting governor returns to public view

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor is making her first public appearance since breaking two bones in a bicycling accident last week. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will be serving in her capacity as acting governor with Gov. Chris ...

Poll: New Jerseyans feel worse about their state

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A poll of New Jersey residents has found their satisfaction with life in the state is the lowest in the four years the survey has been given. The Monmouth University Polling Institute says residents of every region ...

Trenton mayor calls for selling properties for $1

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's capital city wants to sell vacant properties for as little as $1 to those who pledge to fix them up. The concept is among several announced Tuesday by Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson to try to deal with the ...

Newark Council Adopts Budget Amendments Ahead of State Aid Deadline

Members of Newark City Council unanimously approved a spending plan that would raise taxes about $300 per household.

Proposal to Change NJ Pension System

Some have proposed changing the current pension system to be more like a contribution plan or 401k.

Though Aging, F-16 Fighter Jets Remain Agile

Although F-16 fighter jets are decades old, with avionics upgrades they remain agile and accurate.

Fung gets campaign assist from Gov. Christie

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung is being joined on the stump by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Fung's campaign says the chairman of the Republican Governors Association and potential 2016 presidential ...

Man sues Newark Archdiocese over alleged sex abuse

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, alleging that a now-deceased priest sexually molested him more than 30 years ago. Stephen Marlowe, of Hoboken, discussed his claims during a news ...