Politics & Government

NJ Senate confirms 2 to state Supreme Court

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate has reconfirmed the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. Stuart Rabner will be eligible to serve for 17 years before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. The Democrat was first nominated by ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 19, 2014

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

Disabled students gain equal access to athletics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recalled what a big part organized sports played in his early life as he signed a bill granting disabled students equal access to school athletics. Christie signed the bill Thursday the last full ...

New Jersey Senate approves arbitration cap

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has given final passage to a measure that would extend the cap on arbitration awards to police and firefighters. It now heads to Gov. Chris Christie's desk. Christie hailed a 2 percent cap on the ...

New Jersey may loosen teacher residency rule

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Employees of many New Jersey school districts may soon be allowed to live out of state with no questions asked. A state Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow employees of school districts in 10 counties ...

Mail delivery suspended after dog attack

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery to four northern New Jersey homes after a dog attacked a mail carrier. The residents in the cluster of homes on Durand Place in Rochelle Park must retrieve the mail on their ...

Gloucester Township court to have drug counselor

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A substance abuse counselor will become a presence in a southern New Jersey courtroom. The Gloucester Township Police Department will announce the initiative during a news conference on Thursday. The licensed drug ...

State senate votes to expand Rutgers board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's state Senate has approved expanding the Rutgers Board of Governors to give elected officials more control over who makes decisions for the state's flagship university. Under a bill adopted Thursday, there would be ...

NJ college to break ground for nursing center

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is among those expected to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for Thomas Edison State College's new Nursing Education Center. The $26.2 million center will be built at the site of the former Glen Cairn Arms ...

AP: Buyer of PokerStars, NJ to talk license

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top casino regulator tells The Associated Press his agency will begin talks Thursday with the company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling web site. The talks are aimed at getting the world's largest ...