Sen. Robert Menendez

Inside an expanded Hudson-Bergen Light Rail car - July 3, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

NJ Democratic Lawmakers Push To Make Hudson-Bergen Light Rail A Reality

Standing in the street between railroad tracks and Englewood City Hall, lawmakers would like to see the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail live up to its name.

03/13/2015

FILE -- Residential streets close to the shore remain flooded following Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Top FEMA Insurance Official Resigns; FEMA Sets Up Review Process For Sandy Claims

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to let Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out to undergo a review.

03/12/2015

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Menendez On Expected Corruption Charges: ‘I Have Always Conducted Myself Appropriately’

Attorney General Eric Holder has approved prosecutors’ request to move forward with the charges, CBS News reported.

03/06/2015

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Sen. Menendez Calls For Privacy Bill To Protect Consumers In Case Of Data Breaches

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) announced Friday that they plan to reintroduce a Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights to improve protection for consumer data.

02/20/2015

Flooding in Newark on June 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Study To Look At Ways To Prevent Flooding Of Rahway River Basin

A federally-funded million dollar study will help the Army Corp of Engineers find ways to prevent flooding along an area in North Jersey.

02/06/2015

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Sen. Menendez Calls For Sanctions In Iran Despite Obama’s Call To ‘Hold Your Fire’

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Friday that he wants to see new sanctions Iran if no agreement is reached on nuclear negotiations, despite concerns from President Barack Obama that such sanctions could jeopardize a deal.

01/16/2015

Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy sit amongst sand washed ashore on October 31, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers To Introduce Bills To Prohibit Sandy ‘Clawback’ Letters

Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Frank Pallone will introduce bills that would prohibit the federal Emergency Management Agency from issuing so-called “clawback” letters demanding repayment of aid it wrongly awarded to homeowners.

01/16/2015

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FEMA At Odds With Sandy Victims Over Funds That Were Never Supposed To Be Allocated

One Ocean County woman left homeless by Hurricane Sandy has been struggling to rebuild. She recently learned the agency that gave her the money to get back on her feet, wants it all back.

12/10/2014

The new fire station in Bayonne, New Jersey. (Credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

Bayonne, New Jersey Dedicates First New Fire Station In Over 80 Years

Bayonne, New Jersey on Monday dedicated the first standalone fire station to be built in the city in more than 80 years.

11/17/2014

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Sen. Robert Menendez Presses For Sandy Insurance Probe

Insurance companies might face more scrutiny over how they are handling flood damage claims from Superstorm Sandy.

11/14/2014

Sen. Menendez proposes legislation to curb flow of counterfeit dresses into U.S. (Credit: Sen. Menendez's Office)

Sen. Menendez Cracks Down On Counterfeit Wedding And Prom Gowns Entering US

An estimated 700,000 counterfeit bridal and prom dresses make their way into the country each year, costing U.S. shops over $1 billion a year, Menendez said.

10/03/2014

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Sen. Menendez Wants Tougher Sanctions For Russia

Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said after meeting with leaders and locals, there’s no doubt Russia has invaded Ukraine.

09/01/2014

WWII veteran Francis MacNair was presented with medals that he earned nearly 70 years ago. (Credit: CBS 2)

Nearly 70 Years Later, NJ Vet Finally Receives Medals Earned In World War II

MacNair enlisted in the Army in 1941. He served first as a medic and later with the special forces as part of a glider operation. He vividly remembers a close call that he had in France.

08/22/2014

People stand in the Delta Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz Demands Answers On FAA Flight Ban To Israel

Questions remain about the Federal Aviation Administration’s ban on flights to Israel earlier this week and whether it was based on safety or politics.

07/25/2014

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls For DOJ Probe Into Alleged Plot By Cuban Government

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has called for an investigation after he said the Cuban government tried to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes.

07/08/2014

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