Bill By NJ Senators Would Require Contaminating Industries To Pay For Cleanup Of SuperfundsNew Jersey has about 114 superfund sites, and 50 percent of residents live within 3 miles of one.
Another 9/11 Firefighter Dies Of Cancer; Zadroga Act Hits Another RoadblockRetired Battalion Chief James Costello, 52, died Nov. 25 from World Trade Center-related cancer.
Congressional Transportation Deal Could Save NY, NJ Mass Transit From Big Budget CutsAlthough new rail tunnels under the Hudson River are not specifically mentioned, the bill is favorable for the Gateway project, giving Amtrak the extra $10 billion over five years.
Menendez: Visa Waivers A Bigger Threat To US Than Syrian RefugeesNew Jersey Sen. Robert Mendendez says he won't back a bill passed by the House last week aimed at tightening controls of refugees coming from Syria and Iraq.
Menendez: Federal Proposal Would Make IRS Phone Scams EasierMenendez noted that scammers have increasingly been calling claiming to be the Internal Revenue Service and threatening legal action, fines, jail time and even deportation if payments are not promptly made.
Christie Urges Booker To Oppose Iran DealGov. Chris Christie wants New Jersey's junior U.S. senator to oppose the Iran deal.
Lawyers For Sen. Robert Menendez Appear In Court In Corruption CaseMenendez has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and longtime friend of the senator's, in exchange for a stream of political favors.
Embattled Menendez Says He Will Be 'Vindicated' By FactsThe senator has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied Sunday he betrayed the public's trust, saying once the facts are known, "I know that I will be vindicated and that we will win."
Menendez Defiant Amid Reports Of Looming IndictmentFederal prosecutors have reportedly been looking into whether Menendez accepted pricy gifts from a longtime friend and ophthalmologist in Florida in exchange for his influence on a couple of issues, including a Medicare billing dispute.
NYPD On High Alert After New Threat By ISISOfficials said the Islamic State posted a video on Twitter calling for attacks on police officers and soldiers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and France.
Menendez: Ambassador, Embassy For Cuba Not In Cards Anytime SoonBut Sen. Robert Menendez said Sunday it won't be easy to build diplomatic relations, saying he won't be able to garner the necessary votes to appoint an ambassador or secure funding for an embassy in Cuba.
Pope Praises Diplomacy Of US-Cuba AccordPope Francis praised the "small steps'' of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.