Stories tagged: New Jersey
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Court suggests it may side with NJ in sports gambling case
The Supreme Court on Monday suggested it may side with New Jersey in its effort to make sports gambling legal, a case that could make betting on football, basketball and …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Jurors begin 7th day of Menendez bribery trial deliberations
Jurors began a seventh day of deliberations in the bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend Wednesday, as defense attorneys pushed for the judge to instruct …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Asian-Americans targeted by racist flyers win elections
Three Asian-American political candidates targeted by racist campaign attacks won New Jersey elections, including one who will become the city’s first Sikh mayor.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor’s races
Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to President Donald Trump.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Two longtime House Republicans announce their retirements
Two longtime GOP lawmakers announced their retirements Tuesday from the House of Representatives, adding to the growing list of Republicans electing to leave Capitol Hill under the Trump administration rather …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
In 10th week, Menendez bribery trial goes to jury
After nine weeks of testimony and nearly eight hours of closing arguments spread over two days, a jury began deliberating Monday in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez of …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Christie denies making remark about Trump, opioid crisis
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denying a published report that he said Donald Trump’s “presidency is over” if he doesn’t recognize the seriousness of the opioid crisis.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Women’s March dinner joke serves up a political challenge
When a New Jersey politician shared a meme during January’s Women’s March asking whether it would be “over in time for them to cook dinner,” it sparked an uproar.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear
Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of “division” and “fear” while rallying on Thursday at the side of his former ambassador to Germany, who is …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Judge refuses to throw out case against New Jersey senator
The judge at Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial refused to throw out any of the charges against the New Jersey Democrat on Monday in light of a U.S. Supreme Court …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Biden calls new Republican ad ‘return of Willie Horton’
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday weighed in on the race to succeed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, criticizing a new campaign ad from Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Ryan blames high-tax states as GOP lawmakers balk on plan
The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Judge to weigh Menendez dismissal bid when government rests
When the government rests its case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, whether it moves forward or is dismissed without the defense having to call a witness will hinge on how …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Wayward bull corralled on interstate highway in New Jersey
State police have helped capture a wayward bull that was found walking along a major interstate highway in New Jersey.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Mayor orders religious shrine removed from state land
A religious shrine that has served as a focal point for Hispanic residents of a New Jersey city has been removed after occupying ground on state-owned land for 14 years.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Fishing crew catches 926-pound shark in New Jersey
A fishing crew in New Jersey has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and environmental officials say it’s the biggest shark catch in the state’s history.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M
A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21
New Jersey has become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Prosecutors: Bridgegate mastermind should stay out of jail
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to allow the mastermind of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme to avoid prison when he is sentenced Wednesday because his testimony helped …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Liquidation sale starts at Trump’s former Taj Mahal casino
For some, it was The Art of the Steal. Hundreds of people swarmed the lobby of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino on Thursday, hoping to score big.
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
New Jersey man accused of threatening The Evergreen State College
A New Jersey man stands accused of making threatening calls to a college in Washington after protests there last month attracted national attention.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
An unapologetic Chris Christie announces deal to end N.J. shutdown
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced late Monday night that he had struck a budget deal with Democrats to end a three-day shutdown of the state government, following an outcry …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
N.J. government enters third day of shutdown on budget impasse
New Jersey’s government shutdown entered a third day as lawmakers failed to approve a budget for fiscal 2018 and social media lambasted Gov. Chris Christie and his family for lounging …
Sat., July 1, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
New Jerseyans feeling impact of state government shutdown
New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Voters get to work deciding on Gov. Christie’s replacement
The candidates running to replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fanned out across the state Tuesday as voters made their selections in the first statewide primary races since Republican President …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Republican who revived health bill faces onslaught of anger
A Republican who headed the effort to revive the health care overhaul passed by the GOP-led U.S. House faced jeers and insults Wednesday as anger boiled over among voters at …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Last sections of beloved 600-year-old tree removed at church
The final sections of a 600-year-old white oak tree that’s believed to be among the oldest in the nation have been taken down at a New Jersey church.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow
A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree
For hundreds of years, an imposing white oak tree has watched over a New Jersey community and a church. But the tree – believed to be among the oldest in …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Two ex-Christie aides sentenced in bridge traffic revenge plot
Two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge, a scandal …