State News

Middlesex woman defrauded United States Treasury

TRENTON, N.J. – A Middlesex woman admitted defrauding the United States Department of the Treasury of $940,000 in income tax return checks. Rosemary Valerio, 32, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court to…

Sports betting advances in New Jersey

TRENTON – Acting to remove legal obstacles in the effort to bring sports betting to New Jersey, the Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), Senator Jim Whelan (D-Atlantic) and Senator Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) that would explicitly…

Sample local wines, food and gifts at Six Flags’ Grape Adventure 

The region’s most unique wine festival, Six Flags Grape Adventure, offers guests a special opportunity to sample local wines, food and gifts partnered with a V.I.P. safari experience that includes giraffe feeding Nov. 8 and 9, 2014. The festival features…

Sources say, ‘The fix is in’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Few political insiders believe Republican Governor Chris Christie is going to line up support for a massive tax increase, appoint Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to a judgeship, resign to focus on his presidential campaign and leave Senate President Stephen M.…

Obama in New Jersey Wednesday

President Barack Obama will travel to Union County on Wednesday for a New Jersey fundraiser on behalf Senate Democrats. Obama has challenged core Democratic constituencies to pay more attention to off-year elections and vote next month. “There’s a congenital problem…

New Jersey does the Can-Can

A revival of the 1953 Cole Porter musical, “Can-Can,” will be running through Oct. 26 at the Paper Mill Playhouse, on Brookside Drive in Millburn, making a New Jersey detour on its way from Pasadena to Broadway. Set in 1893…

Study mark cities on the rise in New Jersey

by Kamran Rosen for NerdWallet  For a state that represents less than 1% of the America’s total landmass, New Jersey is big when it comes to business. The Garden State’s strength comes from industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and biotech to tourism and…

NJ lacking oversight as profiteers exploit children, disabled & elderly

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – According to a new study released in by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the state of New Jersey is placing some of its most vulnerable people – children, the disabled, and the elderly – at…

Christie campaigning for failed Republicans

Governor Chris Christie is at it again, campaigning for failed Republican governors across the country instead of taking care of his own economic mess at home, according to the Democratic Party. Today Christie is in Pennsylvania campaigning with Governor Tom…

Parents targeted as stalkers

Bipartisan legislation was released by an Assembly panel on Thursday to stiffen penalties for stalking and restraining order violations by a person whose parental rights have been terminated. “Once a safe home has been provided for a child victim of domestic violence,…