Politics & Government

Top Obama aide, NYC mayor discuss terror threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser has been talking with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton about the threat posed in the U.S. by terrorist groups and foreign fighters ...

Poll: MacArthur leading in US House race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds the Republican candidate leading in New Jersey's 3rd District congressional race. The Monmouth Poll released Tuesday has Tom MacArthur with 51 percent support to Democrat Aimee Belgard's 41 percent. Given its ...

New Jersey Senate approves sports-betting bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a measure that could clear the way for sports betting in the state. Lawmakers cast their votes Tuesday afternoon. The measure is the latest in a yearslong effort to authorize sports wagering and ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 14, 2014

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

Christie: I would rather die than be a senator

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he'd rather die than become a U.S. senator. The Republican governor told an NAACP audience Saturday that he'd rather drown himself in the Potomac River than serve as a senator from his state. He said ...

State delays action on Lockheed Martin tax break

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State economic officials have delayed action on a bid by defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. to get $107 million in New Jersey tax breaks for a facility in Camden. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority was due to ...

New Jersey voter registration deadline Tuesday

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tuesday is the deadline for New Jersey residents to register to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. Voters will choose between Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Republican challenger Jeff Bell, along with two ballot ...

Poll: New Jersey’s view of Christie turns negative

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds more state residents have a negative view of Republican Gov. Chris Christie for the first time since August 2011. The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Tuesday finds that only 42 percent of registered ...

Christie returns to Maine to stump for LePage

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is getting another boost from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie just weeks before Election Day. Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attended a fundraiser at Ironhorse Court in ...

Jackson Township Increases Sanitizing Efforts

To prevent the spread of enterovirus D68, Jackson Township officials have ordered more sanitation efforts on playgrounds, recreation areas and municipal buildings.