Menendez: I plan to run for re-election despite retrial

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said Friday he intends to run for re-election this year even though federal prosecutors revealed earlier in the day that they plan to retry the New Jersey Democrat on corruption charges. “Senator Menendez fully expects to be vindicated and has every intention of running for re-election, continuing to fight Donald Trump’s policies… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Menendez, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments »

Senator Menendez to face retrial in corruption case

Dr. Salomon Melgen, left and Senator Robert Menendez

Federal prosecutors say they intend to retry U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on political corruption charges. The trial of the New Jersey Democrat ended in a mistrial in November after jurors were unable to reach a verdict. The Department of Justice had been facing a deadline later this month to retry the case or drop the charges.… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino admits he’s guilty of tax evasion

Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, known for his role on the “Jersey Shore” TV show, admitted Friday to not paying the full amount of taxes for 2011. The reality television star pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion in federal court in Newark before Judge Susan D. Wigenton as part of a plea deal in the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Christie no longer a VIP at Newark-Liberty Airport

UPDATE: Christie tweets that the story is FAKE NEWS

Former Governor Chris Christie was turned away from using the VIP entrance at Newark Airport today, according to a story first reported by WCBS News. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith honors WWII Vet on his birthday

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) presented U.S. Navy veteran Bill Kelly with a U.S. Flag which had flown over the Capitol during a celebration of the WWII hero’s 93rd birthday earlier this week at the Claremont Center in Pt. Pleasant.

Kelly served on the U.S.S. Laffey during World War Two. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds he received in battle on board the ship on April 16, 1945, when the Laffey endured a large-scale kamikaze air attack by Japanese planes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Watch Phil Murphy’s Inauguration

Phil Murphy of Middletown will be sworn in as the 56th governor of New Jersey on Tuesday.  NJTV coverage starts at 11 a.m.

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Posted: January 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Trump talked to Murphy on Sunday. Here’s what they discussed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spoke to incoming Gov. Phil Murphy on Sunday, two days before the Democrat will be sworn in to succeed Chris Christie. Though Murphy has been critical of Trump, the two men agreed to try to work together and both expressed a desire to improve the nation’s public works, White House spokeswoman… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Christie issues 26 Orders of Clemency

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Governor Chris Christie issued 26 clemency orders; 25 pardons and one commutation of sentence, on Friday.  Christie leaves office on Tuesday.

Eleven of the pardons were of individuals convicted on weapons possession charges and eleven were for drug possession charges.  One pardon was for a driving while intoxicated.   The commutation of sentence for was for the 1993 homicide conviction of an Ocean County woman. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Brian Aitkin, Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Phil Murphy among 10 speakers to appear at the Women’s March on N.J.

New Jersey’s incoming governor and first lady will be among the speakers cheering on thousands of marchers expected to attend next week’s Women’s March on New Jersey in Morristown, organizers said. The Jan. 20 march will be one of the first large events for Gov.-elect Phil Murphy after the Democrat takes office Tuesday. Sheila Oliver, the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

If you prepaid your 2018 property taxes, you can’t deduct them on your 2017 NJ tax return

New Jerseyans who rushed to pay their 2018 property taxes before Dec. 31 won’t be able to deduct the expense from their 2017 state income taxes, the New Jersey Society of CPAs advised Thursday. While the IRS issued instructions last month that some 2018 prepayments are deductible from federal income taxes in 2017 if you’ve already… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »