Politics & Government

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 ...

Democrats Offer Alternatives to Cutting Pension Payment

Senate Democratic leaders say they want to fully fund the state's pension system and proposed increasing income taxes for wealthier New Jerseyans.

Cooper University Health Care to Launch Veteran Program

Starting July 1, Cooper University Hospital will provide health care to veterans through its Veterans VIP Priority program.

Sandy Victims Oppose Summer Construction Ban

Ocean Beach III, a private club, has banned major construction for the summer season, but those who are still trying to rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy say it's unfair.

NJ Second Amendment Society Pres.: Gun Violence Bill Should Include Due Process

NJ Second Amendment Society President Frank Fiamingo says that a proposed bill in the state to take firearms away from mentally unstable individuals needs to include due process to present clear evidence a mental illness exists.

Atlantic City aims to boost convention trade

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is aiming to boost its meetings and convention trade through a new nonprofit agency. Called Meet AC, the group was created in late April. It just hired its first CEO, James Wood, who held convention-related ...

Christie stresses addiction at groundbreaking

PITTSGROVE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie continues to discuss the need for a new approach to the war on drugs. The governor touted treatment over incarceration at Wednesday's groundbreaking for Daytop New Jersey's expanded adolescent drug ...

Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials say details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information as railroads seek to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents. The U.S. ...