Rep. Bill Pascrell

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris (7) is helped off the field by two teammates on Sept. 27, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Congressman Wants Big Ten Probe After Concussed Michigan QB Left In Game

Rep. Bill Pascrell, co-founder of the congressional Brain Injury Task Force said he also wants the league’s commissioner to establish penalties for violating concussion protocols.

10/01/2014

Super Bowl XLVIII preps at MetLife Stadium as seen from Chopper 880, Jan. 17, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Want To See More Jersey Pride In Run-Up To Super Bowl XLVIII

It seems Sen. Robert Menendez is a little tired of hearing about New York hosting the Super Bowl.

01/23/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), with furloughed workers, Oct. 14, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Furloughed New York City Workers To Congress: ‘End This Shutdown Now’

Tens of thousands of federal workers in New York City continue to feel the impact as the partial government shutdown continues.

10/14/2013

A flag flies outside of Palazzo Grazioli, residence of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on July 31, 2013 in Rome, Italy.  (credit: Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

Newark’s Italian Consulate To Close This Spring

The Italian government announced it will shut down the Newark office in March to help save money. A smaller vice consulate offering limited services will remain open in Trenton.

09/20/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

Pascrell Pushes For Higher Taxes On Guns, Ammo

The New Jersey Democrat notes that the tax rate on guns has remained flat since 1955. For ammunition, the tax rate has been unchanged since 1941.

08/22/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg on Dec. 6, 2012 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies At 89

Sen. Frank Lautenberg passed away around 4 a.m. Monday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell due to complications from viral pneumonia, his office said.

06/03/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Friends, Colleagues React To Passing Of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Many remembered the nation’s oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.

06/03/2013

President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan conduct a joint press conference, during a rain shower, in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 16, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Says He Was Unaware Of IRS Targeting Before Scandal Broke

President Barack Obama is in damage control mode Thursday, trying to get out ahead of a trifecta of scandals dogging his administrations.

05/16/2013

A screenshot from a video allegedly showing Bob Levinson since his disapperance (credit: Help Bob Levinson)

Missing Ex-FBI Agent’s Wife Being Honored In Queens

The wife of a retired FBI agent missing since a 2007 trip to Iran is being honored in Queens Wednesday night by the National Police Defense Foundation.

05/01/2013

Capitol Hill

Blame Game Continues As Sequester Takes Hold

The automatic across-the-board spending cuts took effect Friday after neither side could reach a deal to avoid the sequester and President Obama signed the order.

03/03/2013

Passport Control Station at Newark Liberty International Airport (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Jersey Members Of Congress Decry Sequester’s Impact On Air Travel

“If you think there were long lines before, you’re not going to be able to imagine what it’s going to be when we have the furloughs,” the Transportation Security Administration’s Justin Bourque told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.

03/01/2013

Rep. Bill Pascrell in Moonachie, N.J. - Feb. 25, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By Friday

The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.

02/25/2013

Rep. Bill Pascrell (file / credit: Office Of Bill Pascrell)

Pascrell Tours Bergen Tech Teterboro, Says He’ll Re-Introduce Jobs Bill

Rep. Bill Pascrell took time Thursday tour the Bergen County Technical Schools campus in Teterboro and tout his jobs plan.

02/21/2013

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Clifton Jr. Football To Require Pre-Season Concussion Checks

Coach Joe Gaccione has been at it for over 20 years and says he’d much rather have old players come back saying they put their brains to good use in life rather than see one who’s brain is shot.

09/28/2012

Rep. Bill Pascrell with Seymour "Steve" Atkins (credit: Office of Rep. Bill Pascrell)

New Jersey WWII Veteran Gets War Prize, 67 Years Late

A New Jersey newspaper company has finally paid the award they said they would during World War II in 1944.

08/30/2012

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