Chasing New Jersey was at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. One party operative described it as the Oscar party for conservatives for 3 days. More>>
Governor Christie has a reputation for being a straight shooter. At a town hall meeting last month, he may have met his match in 3-year-old Hurricane Sandy victim Nicole Mariano - who confronted him point blank about Hurricane Sandy relief money. More>>
On this week's "Valerie's New Jersey" find out about a way to live out your theatrical fantasy with a novel experience. Broadway Fantasy Camp! Also, Valerie's Pick of the Week is a culinary event for a cause featuring Food Network star Maneet Chauhan.
A group of residents in Pompton Lakes are conducting an independent property value survey of local homes because they say that the toxic legacy of DuPont and the contamination “plume” that has affected 540 residences, has devastated their health and the value of their homes. Lisa Riggiola is championing the survey. She had a stack of envelopes all labeled “return to sender” and her goal was to drive to all the homes where the mailed surveys were returned. More>>
The trains are not hard to spot driving along North Ave. in Cranford and Garwood. Several NJ train sit trains cars and engines just sitting on the tracks. One Garwood resident is upset about them being stored on the tracks."Why are they there?" More>>
An ethics complaint has been filed against State Sen. Steve Sweeney (D) NJ Senate President alleging that he has a conflict of interest because he is also the general vice president of the International Association of Iron Workers union. In the complaint, Dr. Murray Sabrin alleges that Sweeney is acting as a lobbyist on behalf of the iron workers, being paid by them, while serving as senate president. More>>
Officials say a woman's body was found on a car near the site of an explosion in a New Jersey housing development that also injured seven workers. More>>
Governor Christie attended the ground breaking ceremony of the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy at Lanning Square. This will be the state's first renaissance school. Also in attendance were Senate President Steve Sweeney and Democratic power broker George Norcross III.
A 115 pound bullmastiff named Trigger escaped from his fenced in yard in Paterson, New Jersey and attacked two 13 year-old boys as they walked home from school last Friday. One of those boys, Kenneth Santillan, was found dead several hours later. His body partially submerged in a Brook behind a row of houses on Sherwood Avenue in Paterson. The other boy who was attacked, and is still unnamed, was bitten in the hand but was able to escape in the opposite direction. More>>
Governor Christie held his 112th town hall meeting in Toms River on Tuesday.He opened the town hall by discussing Sandy relief efforts across the state and focused on the difficulties associated with getting funds from the federal government. He noted the 12 step process required. He also said that the, "federal government should get the hell out of the flood insurance business."And while he shared his frustrations with the federal government, he also said, "I never promised you, not would I... More>>
While Governor Christie is not making headlines today, his friend David Samson is. Samson is the Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and was the direct supervisor of Bill Baroni. He is also a partner at the law firm Wolff Samson.The New Jersey Working Families Alliance has filed an ethics complaint against Samson with the New Jersey Ethics Commission. The ethical concerns involve deals made between the Port Authority and clients of Samson’s law firm, Wolff Samson. More>>
A northern New Jersey honor student who says her parents kicked her out of the house when she turned 18 is now suing them, asking a court to make them support her and pay for her college. A judge ruled against immediately forcing Rachel Canning's parents to pay her $650 weekly child support and pay for her remaining year of high school tuition, as she requested in a lawsuit filed last week.