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
Marijuana smuggler sues feds over dog bite, New Jersey mayor sees DUI charge dismissed, and Australian attorney wants legal meth.
Tuesday’s election in the state of New Jersey was highlighted by a surprising event that shook the small town of Bogota. Tito Jackson, Jr, mayor of Bogota, New Jersey, was allegedly punched in the face by an 80-year-old man, who accused him of calling his daughter a “money-hungry piece of sht”. According to PolitickerNJ, the
Welcome to the wild world of politics, Jersey style. Bogota, New Jersey Mayor Tito Jackson told PolitickerNJ he was attacked by an elderly gentleman named Sal Trotta, after voting in the local election Tuesday. "I cast my vote, he was waiting by my car, he shook my hand and wouldn't let go," Jackson said. Show More Summary
Bogota Mayor Tito Jackson, Jr. got one of those "I Voted" stickers when he went to the polls today. Then he got punched in the face.
(TRENTON, N.J.) — A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie whose job included getting endorsements from mayors said Tuesday that he was “dumbfounded and disappointed” to learn that a northern New Jersey mayor was apparently targeted in a political payback plot orchestrated by Christie loyalists. MoreWhy the GOP Establishment Is Poised for Victory Tonight NBC…
Municipal Councilman Ras Baraka campaigning in Newark ahead of the mayoral election, which he won. Photo courtesy the author All else paled in comparison to questions of criminal justice policy as the Newark, New Jersey mayoral race reached its bitter conclusion Tuesday. Show More Summary
About 30 people were set to become naturalized U.S. citizens over the weekend in Carteret, New Jersey, but the ceremony had to be moved after Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman (below) insisted that the event had to include a religious prayer: Reiman said yesterday that although he assured officials from the U.S. Show More Summary
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey gave pieces of metal salvaged from the World Trade Center to 20 carefully chosen New Jersey mayors who sat atop a list of 100 whose endorsements Gov. Chris Christie (R) hoped to win, the New York Times reports. Show More Summary
(CNN) - A New Jersey mayor whose community was the scene of a now-famous traffic jam that is shaking up state politics and some say could impact the next presidential race is getting out of town for a night. Mark Sokolich of Fort Lee is headed down to Washington where he plans to attend President […]
A lawyer who deposed Hoboken, New Jersey, Mayor Dawn Zimmer told a local news outlet this week that the mayor told attorneys under oath that she did not keep a diary. Zimmer, who is accusing Governor Chris Christie of sending associates to extort her using Hurricane Sandy funding, has given the press a diary as proof of the incident. Show More Summary