Politics & Government


NTSB Discusses Causes of Paulsboro Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that both Conrail and Paulsboro bear some blame for the train derailment in December 2012.

Asm. Burzichelli’s Offended By Information in NTSB Paulsboro Investigation Report

Assemblyman John Burzichelli says he is offended by some of what he saw in the report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) about the Paulsboro train derailment investigation.

Illegal Dumping Brings Hefty Fines

New Jersey has issued more than $2 million in fines for companies illegally dumping and stockpiling in Newark.

Republicans: Protect Atlantic City casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some Republican state lawmakers are pushing to continue barring casinos anywhere in New Jersey except Atlantic City for two more years. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said ...

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 ...