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Gov. Christie doesn’t have a spot on this year’s TIME Magazine list, released Thursday, of The 100 Most Influential People. But the New Jersey governor still made it into the feature – with praise for a potential rival in a 2016 Republican presidential primary.
CAMDEN Guillermo Lopez drives his son to doctor's appointments and himself to work, with fear in the back of his mind.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A year ago this week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a public board meeting to re-elect its officers and hear from various committees. The governance and ethics committee presented its report with the following conclusion:
WASHINGTON - In three Philadelphia-area House districts now held by Republicans, registered Democrats actually outnumber their GOP counterparts. Two are in South Jersey and the other is Bucks County-based.
WASHINGTON TWP. The state legislator who was cleared of a charge of driving while intoxicated and other offenses relating to a 2012 traffic stop has filed a suit against the township patrolman who stopped him and the police department.
Gov. Christie faces an April 28 deadline on the New Jersey Adoptees' Birthright Bill, which would give adopted adults over 18 access to their full original birth certificates.
The Township Council has introduced a $33.64 million budget for 2015 that calls for no increase in municipal property taxes.
A few months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Atlantic Coast, New Jersey's largest utility proposed in February 2013 a 10-year, $3.9 billion construction program to "harden" electricity and gas systems against future storms.
The New Jersey legislative panel investigating September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has called four people - current and former members of the Christie administration and officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - to testify next month.
NEW YORK One by one, a panel of experts made a variety of recommendations Monday on restoring accountability and credibility to the beleaguered Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, yet most struck a common theme: Find a way to depoliticize an agency that has come to be perceived as, in one panelist's words, "a cookie jar" for the two governors who control who serves in leadership positions.
Gov. Christie doesn’t have a spot on this year’s TIME Magazine list, released Thursday, of The 100 Most Influential People. But the New Jersey governor still made it into the feature – with praise for a potential rival in a 2016 Republican presidential primary.
BRICK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he would have stopped aides from blocking lanes to the George Washington Bridge last fall if he had known about the plan in advance, saying outright what he has implied in previous denials about the traffic jam scandal that's engulfed his administration.
WASHINGTON - In three Philadelphia-area House districts now held by Republicans, registered Democrats actually outnumber their GOP counterparts. Two are in South Jersey and the other is Bucks County-based.
WASHINGTON TWP. The state legislator who was cleared of a charge of driving while intoxicated and other offenses relating to a 2012 traffic stop has filed a suit against the township patrolman who stopped him and the police department.
ATLANTIC CITY - An elephant lunching on bread playing Monopoly with the mayor? It makes perfect sense in the seaside city that inspired the board game, where officials and business owners are seeking to put some sizzle back into the Shore gambling resort.
In an unusually stormy meeting, the embattled state Ethics Commission placated union critics by taking the unusual step of confirming that it is investigating...
WASHINGTON Gov. Christie continued Tuesday to make his pitch for pension reform and renewal of a cap on raises for public workers, sounding alarms about the state's economic future in a speech at a New Jersey Chamber of Commerce dinner.
Legal fees incurred by Gov. Christie's reelection campaign, apparently in connection with investigations into the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, have surpassed the amount of cash in the campaign's coffers, according to a filing with state election law officials.
CAMDEN Guillermo Lopez drives his son to doctor's appointments and himself to work, with fear in the back of his mind.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A year ago this week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a public board meeting to re-elect its officers and hear from various committees. The governance and ethics committee presented its report with the following conclusion: