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NEW YORK - Gov. Christie attacked President Obama over nuclear negotiations with Iran and what he cast as a weakened relationship with Israel in a speech Thursday before a crowd that included prominent Jewish guests and donors.
Two and a half years ago, Krista Sperber rode out Hurricane Sandy inside her Belmar home. She; her husband, Michael Irwin; and a few neighbors gathered for a hurricane party, and watched as five feet of water surrounded their neighborhood in 15 minutes, she said.
Gov. Christie on Thursday disavowed the controversial Common Core education standards he once supported and directed his education commissioner to consider developing New Jersey-specific goals.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie under indictment for their alleged roles in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal want access to materials from an investigation that cleared Christie of wrongdoing.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A 2-year-old loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal lawsuit.
On the pre-presidential-campaign trail in New Hampshire, Mary Pat Christie acknowledged enthusiasm for a candidacy by her husband isn’t as strong as when he was urged by some donors to enter the 2012 race.
Pennsauken Township's Police Department will not be replaced with a Camden County-run force, the township's public safety director said Wednesday, ending weeks of uncertainty among officers and other residents about the future of policing there.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has a message for one of his potential rivals in the 2016 presidential contest: toughen up.
TRENTON - New Jersey is considering divesting public workers' pension funds from a private-equity fund that owns a payday lending firm that was fined $10 million last year by a federal agency for using illegal debt-collection tactics.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The state committee that oversees New Jersey's almost $80 billion public pension fund is considering divesting in a firm that owns a payday lending firm.
NEW YORK - Gov. Christie attacked President Obama over nuclear negotiations with Iran and what he cast as a weakened relationship with Israel in a speech Thursday before a crowd that included prominent Jewish guests and donors.
Two and a half years ago, Krista Sperber rode out Hurricane Sandy inside her Belmar home. She; her husband, Michael Irwin; and a few neighbors gathered for a hurricane party, and watched as five feet of water surrounded their neighborhood in 15 minutes, she said.
Gov. Christie on Thursday disavowed the controversial Common Core education standards he once supported and directed his education commissioner to consider developing New Jersey-specific goals.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie under indictment for their alleged roles in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal want access to materials from an investigation that cleared Christie of wrongdoing.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A 2-year-old loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal lawsuit.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie supports asking voters if they want to change the state constitution to allow casino gambling in northern New Jersey.
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who has been victimized himself, is trying to get penalties stiffened for people who send SWAT teams to strangers’ houses.
He took a private meeting with arguably the most powerful man in Jersey.
On his latest financial-disclosure form, Gov. Christie does not list as gifts the luxury-box tickets to Dallas Cowboys games he received last football season from team owner Jerry Jones.
TRENTON - Chris Christie, then the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, declared in 2004 that an indictment of a fund-raiser for Gov. Jim McGreevey painted "a very vivid picture of the corrupt and broken political system in the state of New Jersey."