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Christie's Other Problem: NJ's Crushing Debt

Governor Chris Christie is facing the biggest political battle of his administration, with investigations into lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and the distribution of ...

Under Christie, Business Booms for Port Authority's Chief

Lobbying and bond work at the law firm of David Samson, a Christie intimate he named to lead the Port Authority, have skyrocketed over the four years of the Christie administration.

Christie Carries On Despite 'The Crisis'

Chris Christie is still in crisis mode. But what's an embattled governor to do? Keep on working.

Christie spoke to a group of elementary school students in Camden Thursday, and then told reporters and some community members what his plan is for his second term.

"The next four years is ...

Christie's Biggest Sandy Contractor Fired

Without notice to legislators or homeowners, the Christie administration dumped a contractor that critics say botched efforts to get Sandy victims back in their homes. But the company got $10.5 million to walk away.

FBI Investigates Allegations Against Christie Aides, Report Says

The FBI is questioning at least five witnesses as part of their investigation into whether Gov. Chris Christie’s aides threatened to cut off federal Sandy relief aid in Hoboken, NJ, according to NBC news.

NFL Players: Staying in Jersey City - Partying in Hoboken

New Jersey blogs are paying attention to the really important Superbowl stories. Namely, where to go if you want to bump into some of the Broncos and Seahawks when they're not on the field.

Newark Mayoral Candidates, Teachers Criticize Suspension of School Principals

Newark's state-appointed superintendent is facing criticism for the suspension of four school principals who spoke out against her "One Newark" plan to reform the city's school district.

The principals have been suspended indefinitely after speaking out at a rally last week organized by mayoral candidate and Central High School principal ...

NJ Mayor Says Concerns On Political Pressure Were Longstanding

Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer says an April 2013 letter to Gov. Chris Christie is evidence she long had concerns about political pressure to move forward with a re-development project in exchange for Sandy aid.

At Inaugural, Christie Ignores Scandal

Canons fired outside under a heavy snow, and Chris Christie was sworn in to a second term as governor of New Jersey at the Trenton War Memorial even as scandal continued to consume his administration and throw his once-bright political future into question.

'Storm Czar' Says Hoboken Got a Fair Deal

The top official overseeing New Jersey’s Sandy recovery stepped into the media spotlight for the first time to deny Hoboken was shortchanged.

Sandy Accusations 'Offensive', 'False' and 'Illogical'

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno denied allegations made by the mayor of Hoboken that the administration of Gov. Chris Christie used federal funds designated for Sandy relief to push ...

Mayor Alleges Chris Christie Used Sandy Aid As A Political Pawn

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer offered explosive new evidence Saturday in the ongoing examination of Chris Christie administration's political and business practices, saying that Christie officials took away aid for her Sandy-ravaged town because she didn't support a redevelopment deal.

Why NJ's Democratic Senators Are Threatening Additional Iran Sanctions

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker from New Jersey are among just 16 Democratic Senators supporting a bill that threatens additional sanctions on Iran. The bill, were it to pass, could scuttle a signature foreign policy achievement for President Obama. But experts say passage is not likely.

Christie Gets a Super Bowl Box After All

For a while, it looked like New Jersey's Chris Christie wouldn't get to watch the Super Bowl from the vantage of a luxury box. But thanks to an agency he controls, Christie will get ...

Methodists Win Round in Boardwalk Battle

A reversal by FEMA means a religious community may qualify for Sandy aid for a damaged boardwalk.

It's Happening: Republicans Are Rallying Around Chris Christie

There’s actually some good news for Chris Christie. The conservative base of the Republican Party, long skeptical of the New Jersey governor, is beginning to rally to his side.

Dems Who Endorsed Christie: We Didn't Get Anything, Either

“I'm a little appalled by some of the mayors that are saying, ‘Well we didn't endorse him and we didn't get anything,’" said Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli. “We endorsed him, and w...

NJ Dems Already Arguing Over Bridgegate Investigation

Can New Jersey Democrats agree with each other long enough to keep the heat on Governor Christie?

Overstating the Benefits of Consolidation

In 2011, residents voted to merge Princeton Township and Princeton Borough into a single town - Princeton. This week, in his state of the state speech, Governor Christie held up Princeton as a shining example of what consolidation can do to reduce the cost of services in New Jersey towns. ...

Hit By Scandal and Mocked By The Boss, Christie Needs 'High Hopes'

Oh what a difference: Last year, it was TV talk shows and a lot of bombast. This year, Christie eats a big slice of humble pie served up by Bruce Springsteen.