Politics & Government

Former mayor convicted of fraud in farm purchase

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey mayor has been convicted of falsifying documents and stealing a relative's identity to purchase a farm property in late 2009. Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was convicted at trial Thursday after ...

Emergency repairs approved for Walt Whitman Bridge

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The agency that operates the Walt Whitman bridge connecting southern New Jersey and Philadelphia has approved $2.7 million in work to repair holes found on the bridge's steelwork. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported ...

Christie names old friend to lead utilities board

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has chosen a college friend to run the state Board of Public Utilities and a Democratic lawmaker to join as a member. Christie on Thursday nominated Richard Mroz to become president of the board that ...

Chris Christie growing tired of bridge inquiry

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's growing tired of the legislative committee investigating politically motivated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Christie on Thursday blasted the committee for leaking documents to the ...

Christie nominates Democrat for key cabinet job

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has chosen a former top aide to Democratic Gov. Jim McGreevey to be New Jersey's new transportation commissioner. The Republican nominated Jamie Fox to the post on Thursday. Fox was transportation ...

Gov. Christie Names Jamie Fox as New NJDOT Commissioner

Gov. Christie held a press conference to announce Jamie Fox as the state's new Department of Transportation commissioner. He also named his picks for BPU commissioners.

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 18, 2014

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

Christie makes nominations for 2 key posts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has nominated a Democrat to run the state's transportation department and an old friend to oversee regulation of utilities. Christie on Thursday announced the nomination of Jamie Fox to transportation ...

Christie to attend fundraiser for Bell

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will campaign closer to home after spending the last few months backing Republican gubernatorial candidates around the county. Christie is scheduled to attend a fundraiser on Thursday for New Jersey ...

Lawmakers advance Port Authority reforms

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill designed to improve transparency and accountability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It moves to the full Senate after a Senate committee approved the bill on Thursday. New ...