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P.S. 3 In West New York has been renamed Robert Menendez Elementary School. (credit: Instagram/Sen. Menendez)

West New York Elementary School Named For Sen. Robert Menendez

Naming the school in his honor was the idea of West New York Mayor Felix Roque and was approved by the local school board.

12/05/2013

(L to R) British Foreign Secretary William Hague, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius attend a statement on early November 24, 2013 in Geneva. (Photo read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Look To Sanctions If Iran Deal Falters

The controversial deal to put the brakes on Iran’s nuclear program has united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill on steps to take if the pact falls apart.

11/25/2013

Vice President Joe Biden congratulates Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) after administering a ceremonial swearing-in as his mother Carolyn Booker looks on in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Captiol. October 31, 2013. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker Sworn In As U.S. Senator

Booker, 44, was sworn in as a U.S. senator at noon Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden conducted the ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.

10/31/2013

Home damaged by Sandy in Toms River, NJ Nov. 1, 2012 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Toms River Mayor Signs Eminent Domain Ordinance For Dune System

Meantime, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government’s flood insurance program that are threatening to sock thousands of people with unaffordable premium hikes.

10/29/2013

Miriam Carey (credit: CBS 2)

Miriam Carey, Of Stamford, Conn., Shot Dead After Capitol Hill Car Chase

U.S. Capitol Police who responded to incident are currently working unpaid due to federal government shutdown.

10/03/2013

Penn Station

Work Under Way For Flood-Resistant Tunnels At Penn Station

A three-block-long concrete casing is under construction, in an effort to preserve a possible right-of-way for two flood-resistant rail tunnels into Penn Station.

09/23/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Sen. Robert Menendez Discusses His Vote For Strike On Syria

Menendez says he voted yes on a limited military strike on in Syria was to punish President Assad for the use of chemical weapons.

09/05/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez To Preside Over Senate Debate Over Strike On Syria

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was set beginning Tuesday to preside over a debate on the authorization of military force in Syria.

09/01/2013

A destroyed home along the Jersey Shore more than six months after Superstorm Sandy hit - May 14, 2013 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

More Sandy-Ravaged Homeowners To Get Reimbursements With New Rules

A lot more homeowners who repaired damage related to Superstorm Sandy are now in line for federal reimbursement.

08/03/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez with Sandy victims in Sayreville, N.J. - June 28, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Sayreville Sandy Victims Say Goodbye As They Take Buyouts

Sen. Robert Menendez says almost 130 homeowners are being offered pre-Sandy value for their properties.

06/28/2013

A military honor guard carries the casket of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Frank Lautenberg, Senate’s Last World War II Vet, Buried At Arlington

The Democrat from New Jersey served in the Army Signal Corps during the war. He spent nearly three decades in the Senate and was its oldest member when he died Monday at 89, after suffering complications from viral pneumonia.

06/07/2013

Hundreds attend the funeral of Sen. Frank Lautenberg on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Lautenberg Remembered As Man Who Used His Opportunities To Help Others

The liberal Democrat from New Jersey died Monday after suffering complications from viral pneumonia. At 89, he was the oldest member of the Senate and the last of 115 World War II veterans to serve there.

06/05/2013

Frank Lautenberg (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images Entertainment)

Lautenberg To Be Eulogized By Dignitaries, Lie In Repose In Senate

Lautenberg’s casket will arrive at the U.S Capitol on Thursday, where it will lie in repose in the Senate chamber before he is interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.

06/04/2013

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. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) holds a news conference - Washington, DC - Aug 5, 2009 - Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

New Jersey Man Gets Two Years Probation For Campaign Violations

Benedetto Bigica, 46, of Elmwood Park apologized for his actions in a Newark federal court Tuesday after pleading guilty to a count of conspiring to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act.

05/28/2013

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