Stories tagged: New Jersey
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Mega Millions winner is New Jersey food production manager
The winner of a $533 million lottery jackpot wasn’t sure he could believe his eyes. So, when his mother called to say someone in his new home state had won …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
New Jersey lawmakers advance bills to tighten gun laws
New Jersey’s Democrat-led Assembly passed six measures aimed at strengthening the state’s already-strict gun laws.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Jersey Shore town seeks ferry to dock next to Kushner resort
The federal government has been advising a beach town on the Jersey Shore on plans to build a pier and start a ferry service that would speed New Yorkers to …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women’s health
New Jersey’s new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women’s health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of the issue.
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks
A New Jersey man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 12:14 a.m.
Yet another House chairman giving up a coveted post
New Jersey Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, is bowing out after one term.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
3 Northeast states to sue feds over GOP’s tax overhaul plan
New Jersey and Connecticut are joining New York in planning to sue Washington over the Republican-led federal tax overhaul, the Democratic governors of the three states announced Friday.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:56 p.m.
Emails: Utility worked with Christie staff to shield data
Lobbyists for New Jersey’s largest utility worked with former Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to craft a $300 million bailout for nuclear power, while adding language to shield the company’s financial …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
Prosecutors say they will retry New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez
Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino pleads guilty to tax evasion
Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, one of the stars of the “Jersey Shore” reality TV series that depicted 20-somethings partying and brawling by the seaside, pleaded guilty Friday to cheating on …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
Christie leaving governor’s office as Democrat takes over
New Jersey will say farewell to blunt-talking Republican Gov. Chris Christie as a wealthy former Obama administration diplomat and businessman is sworn in as governor.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 12:44 p.m.
Lawmakers to Justice Department: Keep online gambling legal
Federal lawmakers who represent New Jersey from both parties have asked the U.S. Justice Department to keep internet gambling legal.
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.