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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 Christie administration continues to refute Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s claim that she was pressured to sign off on a real estate deal in exchange for Sandy aid. 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 for approval of a real estate project in her town.

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 access to box seats on Feb. 2 after all.

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 we didn't get anything.”

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.

Panel Investigating Bridgegate Hires Counsel, Preps Subpoenas

One of the two New Jersey committees investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal in Fort Lee has hired a former federal prosecutor as its legal advisor, chosen its members, and is working on new subpoenas.

NJ Gambling Revenues Are Way Below Expectations

One billion dollars. 

The One Fresh Idea in Christie's State of the State

Gov. Christie reiterated at the top of his high-profile State of the State speech Tuesday that "mistakes" were made in the bridgegate scandal, but he then quickly moved on to offer a range of proposals, most of which he has pushed in the past.

It is Time Chris Christie Played the Humble Card?

What was supposed to be a two-week long victory lap has turned into the worst period of Chris Christie’s political career. He’ll try to right the ship today in his annual State of the State address. Watch it live now.

Feds Launch Probe Into Christie's Use of Sandy Recovery Funds

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating the use of Sandy aide on the Christie Administration's "Stronger Than the Storm" advertising campaign.

The ads featured the governor at the beach with his family.

Representative Frank Pallone, a Democrat, thinks that was inappropriate because Christie ran for reelection ...