A lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center has pressured Roselle Park (New Jersey) Mayor Carl Hokanson to temporarily remove a display featuring a soldier kneeling in front of a Christian cross from the local library.
Earlier this year, Chris Christie appointee David Wildstein pleaded guilty to ordering lane closings on the George Washington bridge in 2003 to punish a New Jersey mayor for not supporting Christie's gubernatorial bid. Wildstein is now...Show More Summary
A Democratic New Jersey mayor says it was political retaliation after all. Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich testified Wednesday at the trial of Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly. They’re charged with causing traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in 2013. On cross-examination Wednesday, Sokolich admitted he lied in a letter to the editor of [...]
A New Jersey mayor says one of five devices found in a backpack near a train station has exploded while a bomb squad robot was attempting to disarm it. Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said that the device exploded shortly after 12:30am Monday, the AP reports. The FBI is leading...
A couple of weeks ago, the city of Roselle Park (New Jersey) put up a display just outside the public library featuring a soldier kneeling in front of a Christian cross. The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center says that's an illegal promotion of religion and they're asking the Mayor to reconsider the display before it becomes the focus of a lawsuit.
Yesterday was the first day of the Democratic National Convention over in Philadelphia, where we heard speeches from New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker, Eva Longoria, Sarah Silverman (who seemed as if she wanted to lean into the microphone and yell...
Back in the summer of 2013, I found myself outraged over the rhetoric of progressive radio host Sam Seder, who was relentlessly slamming then-Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker, one...
Gov. Chris Christie apologized Tuesday for having labeled a New Jersey mayor as “crazy” after the mayor suggested the flooding from last weekend’s blizzard had been worse than during Hurricane Sandy.
The mayor of a city in New Jersey unloaded against Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday for downplaying the effects of a major winter storm that caused severe flooding and prompted hundreds of evacuations across the state's coastal communities. North...Show More Summary
Mayor Khairullah refuses to let the threat of ISIS kidnapping discourage his humanitarian work. In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris, New Jersey governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Chris Christie announced he would block any Syrian refugees from resettling in his state. Show More Summary
Verizon blames landlords, but New Jersey mayors demand fiber expansion.
New Jersey and Verizon are once again at odds over promises the telecom behemoth has made to bring FiOS service to the whole state. Unlike the last time Verizon and New Jersey had a stand-off over a promise to bring broadband, this contract is not twenty years old, or even ten. This agreement is a lot newer — and Verizon’s … [More]
The former mayor of Marlboro, New Jersey, Matthew Scannapieco, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in May to sexually abusing a child. CBS News reports that the 71-year-old man entered a guilty plea in order to avoid a possible life sentence, but he was given a quarter of a century... Show More Summary
Matthew V. Scannapieco, 71, was once the respected mayor of Marlboro, New Jersey, but when he faced corruption charges for taking almost a quarter-million dollars in bribes, he moved out of the state to neighboring Delaware to “get a fresh start.” Unfortunately, that “fresh start” included repeatedly raping a 6-year-old girl. Show More Summary
New Jersey Mayor Chris Christie got salty with the press during his appearance at the New Jersey Legislative Correspondents Club Show?an annual "lighthearted" and "fun" press corps fundraiser for scholarships at which he's expected to give a speech. [ more › ]
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey mayor targeted for political retribution for not supporting Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election effort in 2013 said that indictments in the case Friday were a “punch in the gut.” After a former Christie ally pleaded guilty to conspiracy in his role in the scheme to shutdown lanes of [...]
On Friday, federal prosecutors indicted two top aides of GOP Gov. Chris Christie for their roles in orchestrating a massive traffic jam as political payback against a New Jersey mayor. Bridget Ann Kelly, a former deputy chief of staff...Show More Summary
A sinkhole swallowed a snowplow Tuesday morning in Lopatcong Township, New Jersey. Mayor Tom McKay says the sinkhole accident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Wordsworth Lane. Fortunately, the driver was able to escape uninjured. He was taken to a local hospital, NBC 4 News in New York reports. Show More Summary
The mayor of a New Jersey city defended on Friday the local prosecutor’s investigation into a traffic stop that culminated with police fatally shooting a man with his hands up, rejecting calls for a state or federal inquiry. Jerame Reid was killed on Dec. 30 in the city of Bridgeton after the...
Toms River, New Jersey Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher has plans to help lead an expedition to the Arctic next year to have a first-hand, up close look at the early effects of climate change according to the Asbury Park Press. Kelaher was tapped...Show More Summary